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Description - The Chinese Army Today by Dennis J. Blasko

The Chinese Army Today is a comprehensive study of the Chinese military, examining its ground forces in a level of detail not found in any other contemporary works. This new, revised edition has been fully updated to take account of recent changes in the institution. In 1999, the military modernization program of the Chinese People's Liberation Army increased in intensity and achieved a focus not seen in the previous two decades. Based primarily on actual Chinese sources, this book details these changes and puts them in the context of the many traditions that still remain. Written by a retired professional military officer who has served in China, the text uses first-hand observation of the Chinese military and three decades of military experience to weave many disparate threads from official Chinese statements, documents, and media reports into an integrated whole. The author also conducts an in-depth exploration into the many forces that constitute the People's Liberation Army.
This is an essential book for all students of Chinese military and security affairs, and highly recommended for students of Chinese Politics, Asian Security, and International Relations and Strategic Studies, in general.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415783224
ISBN-10: 0415783224
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dennis J. Blasko

Dennis J. Blasko is an independent analyst and former Senior Military Fellow at the National Defense University, Washington, DC. He served for 23 years as a Military Intelligence Officer specializing in China, and was an Army Attache in Beijing and Hong Kong 1992-96.

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