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A history of the modern Chinese Army

Author: Xiaobing Li
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Xiaobing Li's comprehensive examination of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) offers new insights into the military's central place in modern Chinese society. A History of the Modern Chinese Army goes beyond the usual Western assessments of the Chinese military 'threat' and also expands on the politically constricted scholarship of native Chinese military historians. Li offers a sweeping yet thorough study of modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Li, Xiaobing, 1954-
History of the modern Chinese Army.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(DLC) 2007008984
(OCoLC)85766284
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaobing Li
ISBN: 9780813172248 0813172241 9780813139364 0813139368
OCLC Number: 166142516
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 413 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Front cover; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; Note on Transliteration; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Peasants and Revolutions; 2 The Formative Years; 3 Transformation in Korea; 4 Russianizing the PLA; 5 Building Missiles and the Bomb; 6 Crises and Politics; 7 Border Conflicts and the Cultural Revolution; 8 Survivor and Reformer; 9 Technocrats and the New Generation; Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Xiaobing Li.

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Provides an examination of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) which offers insights into the military's central place in modern Chinese society. This work offers a study of modern Chinese armed  Read more...

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