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Interpreting China's military power : doctrine makes readiness

Author: Ka-po Ng
Publisher: London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005.
Series: Cass military studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that it is imperative to look beyond the empirical observations and conventional materialist reading of Chinese military development to understand its dynamics and directions in doctrinal terms.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ng, Ka-po.
Interpreting China's military power.
London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005
(DLC) 2004010838
(OCoLC)55138522
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ka-po Ng
ISBN: 0203325907 9780203325902 9780714655482 0714655481
OCLC Number: 61255279
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 251 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Military doctrine, military readiness and military power; 3 The genesis of the Chinese local war doctrine; 4 Towards a local war doctrine; 5 The advent of local war; 6 'High-technology local wars' and beyond; 7 Conclusion; Appendix 1 The military readiness conceptual framework; Appendix 2 The Chinese structure of military science; Appendix 3 Chinese military actions, 1949-20021; Appendix 4 Major events in PLA doctrinal development; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cass military studies.
Responsibility: Ka Po Ng.
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This book argues that it is imperative to look beyond the empirical observations and conventional materialist reading of Chinese military development to understand its dynamics and directions in doctrinal terms.

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