The Resource Active Defense : China's Military Strategy since 1949, M. Taylor Fravel

Active Defense : China's Military Strategy since 1949, M. Taylor Fravel

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Active Defense : China's Military Strategy since 1949
Title
Active Defense
Title remainder
China's Military Strategy since 1949
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M. Taylor Fravel
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
What changes in China’s modern military policy reveal about military organizations and strategySince the 1949 Communist Revolution, China has devised nine different military strategies, which the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) calls “strategic guidelines.” What accounts for these numerous changes? Active Defense offers the first systematic look at China’s military strategy from the mid-twentieth century to today. Exploring the range and intensity of threats that China has faced, M. Taylor Fravel illuminates the nation’s past and present military goals and how China sought to achieve them, and offers a rich set of cases for deepening the study of change in military organizations.Drawing from diverse Chinese-language sources, including memoirs of leading generals, military histories, and document collections that have become available only in the last two decades, Fravel shows why transformations in military strategy were pursued at certain times and not others. He focuses on the military strategies adopted in 1956, 1980, and 1993—when the PLA was attempting to wage war in a new kind of way—to show that China has pursued major change in its strategic guidelines when there has been a significant shift in the conduct of warfare in the international system and when China’s Communist Party has been united.Delving into the security threats China has faced over the last seven decades, Active Defense offers a detailed investigation into how and why states alter their defense policies
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Fravel, M. Taylor
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other
LC call number
UA835
LC item number
.F73 2019
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
Princeton Studies in International History and Politics
Series volume
167
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  • National security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
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specialized
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Active Defense : China's Military Strategy since 1949, M. Taylor Fravel
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. The 1956 Strategy: “Defending the Motherland”
  • 4. The 1964 Strategy: “Luring the Enemy in Deep”
  • 5. The 1980 Strategy: “Active Defense”
  • 6. The 1993 Strategy: “Local Wars under High- Technology Conditions”
  • 7. China’s Military Strategies since 1993: “Informatization”
  • 8. China’s Nuclear Strategy since 1964
  • Conclusion
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • A NOTE ON THE TYPE
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • Introduction
  • 1. Explaining Major Change in Military Strategy
  • 2. The CCP’s Military Strategies before 1949
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691185590
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691185590
Other physical details
1 b/w illus. 6 maps. 2 tables
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)517772
  • (DE-B1597)9780691185590
Label
Active Defense : China's Military Strategy since 1949, M. Taylor Fravel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. The 1956 Strategy: “Defending the Motherland”
  • 4. The 1964 Strategy: “Luring the Enemy in Deep”
  • 5. The 1980 Strategy: “Active Defense”
  • 6. The 1993 Strategy: “Local Wars under High- Technology Conditions”
  • 7. China’s Military Strategies since 1993: “Informatization”
  • 8. China’s Nuclear Strategy since 1964
  • Conclusion
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • A NOTE ON THE TYPE
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • Introduction
  • 1. Explaining Major Change in Military Strategy
  • 2. The CCP’s Military Strategies before 1949
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691185590
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691185590
Other physical details
1 b/w illus. 6 maps. 2 tables
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)517772
  • (DE-B1597)9780691185590

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