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Mao s Military Romanticism by Shu Guang Zhang

Title Mao s Military Romanticism
Author Shu Guang Zhang
Publisher Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
Release 1995
Category History
Total Pages 338
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"Breaks new ground in analyzing China's decision to enter the war and its subsequent struggle to hold its own against the world's most powerful nation. Should stand for some time as the standard comprehensive treatment of China in the Korean War". -- William Stueck, author of The Korean War. "Offers provocative insights into Mao's thinking about strategy, tactics, and the human costs of warfare. Highly recommended". -- John Lewis Gaddis, author of The Long Peace.

Mao Zedong by Louise Chipley Slavicek

Title Mao Zedong
Author Louise Chipley Slavicek
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release 2009-01-01
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ISBN 143810331X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Chinese Warfighting The PLA Experience since 1949
Author Mark A. Ryan
Publisher Routledge
Release 2016-04-29
Category Education
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1134942575
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the first systematic study of modern China's military campaigns and the actual fighting conducted by the People's Liberation Army since the founding of the People's Republic. It provides a general overview of the evolution of PLA military doctrine, and then focuses on major combat episodes from the civil war with the Nationalists to the last significant combat in Vietnam in 1979, in addition to navy and air operations through 1999. In contrast to the many works on the specifics and hardware of China's military modernization, this book discusses such topics as military planning, command, and control; fighting and politics; combat tactics and performance; technological catch-up and doctrinal flexibility; the role of Mao Zedong; scale and typologies of fighting; and deterrence. The contributors include scholars from Mainland China, Taiwan, and the United States, who draw from a wealth of fresh archival sources.

Title Review Essay The Korean War Revisited
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Presents a review by Donald W. Boose, Jr. of five books that focus on the international aspects of the Korean War (1950-1953). Reviews "The Korean War: An International History" by William Stueck, "China's Road to the Korean War: The Making of the Sino-American Confrontation" by Chen Jian, "Mao's Military Romanticism: China and the Korean War, 1950-1953" by Zhang Shu Guang, and "Communist Logistics in the Korean War" by Charles R. Shrader.

Title The Philosophy of Chinese Military Culture
Author W. Mott
Publisher Springer
Release 2006-04-02
Category Political Science
Total Pages 308
ISBN 1403983135
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on ancient texts and modern interpretations, this work explores the foundations for war in China's strategic culture Shih, Li and Tao. The work uses Shih theory to explain the anomalies that continue to perplex Euro-American observers in modern China's uses of force.

Mao by Philip Short

Title Mao
Author Philip Short
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2016-12-18
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 864
ISBN 1786730154
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the great figures of the twentieth century, Chairman Mao looms irrepressibly over the economic rise of China. Mao Zedong was the leader of a revolution, a communist who lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, an aggressive and distrustful leader, and a man responsible for more civilian deaths than perhaps any other historical figure. Now, four decades after Mao's death, acclaimed biographer Philip Short presents a fully updated and revised edition of his ground-breaking and masterly biography. Vivid, uncompromising and unflinching, Short presents in one-volume the man behind the propaganda - his family, his beliefs and his horrors. In doing so he shows us both the human being Mao was, and the monster he became.

Title New Century Old Thinking
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Publisher DIANE Publishing
Release 1998
Category China
Total Pages 44
ISBN 1428912940
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author examines the reciprocal relations between China and the United States over the past century and a half. She believes that these two countries must overcome the deep perceptual gap between their cultures, their historical views, and their ideological perspectives so that misunderstandings and misconceptions will not cause potential conflict. China's size, population, and burgeoning economy will elevate it to a more prominent role in Asia, the Pacific, and the world by 2020, which is all the more reason for those concerned with America's security to develop a better understanding of this rising giant.

Fearing the Worst by Samuel F. Wells Jr.

Title Fearing the Worst
Author Samuel F. Wells Jr.
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release 2019-11-26
Category History
Total Pages 586
ISBN 0231549946
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After World War II, the escalating tensions of the Cold War shaped the international system. Fearing the Worst explains how the Korean War fundamentally changed postwar competition between the United States and the Soviet Union into a militarized confrontation that would last decades. Samuel F. Wells Jr. examines how military and political events interacted to escalate the conflict. Decisions made by the Truman administration in the first six months of the Korean War drove both superpowers to intensify their defense buildup. American leaders feared the worst-case scenario—that Stalin was prepared to start World War III—and raced to build up strategic arms, resulting in a struggle they did not seek out or intend. Their decisions stemmed from incomplete interpretations of Soviet and Chinese goals, especially the belief that China was a Kremlin puppet. Yet Stalin, Mao, and Kim Il-sung all had their own agendas, about which the United States lacked reliable intelligence. Drawing on newly available documents and memoirs—including previously restricted archives in Russia, China, and North Korea—Wells analyzes the key decision points that changed the course of the war. He also provides vivid profiles of the central actors as well as important but lesser known figures. Bringing together studies of military policy and diplomacy with the roles of technology, intelligence, and domestic politics in each of the principal nations, Fearing the Worst offers a new account of the Korean War and its lasting legacy.

Title China s Use of Military Force in Foreign Affairs
Author Markus B. Liegl
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2017-03-16
Category History
Total Pages 254
ISBN 1315529327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explains why China has resorted to the use of large-scale military force in foreign affairs. How will China use its growing military might in coming crisis and existing conflicts? This book contributes to the current debate on the future of the Asia-Pacific region by examining why China has resorted to using military force in the past. Utilizing fresh theoretical insights on the causes of interstate war and employing a sophisticated methodological framework, the book provides detailed analyses of China’s intervention in the Korean War, the Sino-Indian War, China’s border clashes with the Soviet Union and the Sino-Vietnamese War. It argues that China did not employ military force in these wars for the sake of national security or because of material issues under contestation, as frequently claimed. Rather, the book’s findings strongly suggest that considerations about China’s international status and relative standing are the principal reasons for China’s decision to engage in military force in these instances. When reflecting the study’s central insight back onto China’s contemporary territorial conflicts and problematic bilateral relationships, it is argued that the People’s Republic is still a status-seeking and thus highly status-sensitive actor. As a result, China’s status ambitions should be very carefully observed and well taken into account when interacting with the PRC. This book will be of much interest to students of Chinese foreign policy, Asian politics, military and strategic studies and IR in general.

Title A History of Modern Wars of Attrition
Author Carter Malkasian
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 2002
Category History
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780275973797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Details the utility and the drawbacks of attrition as a strategy.