Civil-Military Relations in Today's China, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765622211
  • ISBN-13: 9780765622211
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 326 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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This eBook examines civil-military relations in China. Reflects the significant changes taking place in Chinese society and their impact on the civil-military dynamic, with particular attention to how the military will fit in with the new class of entrepreneurs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables and Figures.
1: Social Trends in China: Implications for the People’s Liberation Army.
2: The Impact of Social Changes on the PLA: A Chinese Military Perspective.
3: The New Military Elite: Generational Profile and Contradictory Trends.
4: The Fourth-Generation Leaders and the New Military Elite.
5: The PLA and the Provinces: Military District and Local Issues.
6: The Political Implications of PLA Professionalism.
7: Unravelling the Myths About Political Commissars.
8: Searching for a Twenty-First-Century Officer Corps.
9: Educating the Officer Corps: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Its Interactions with Civilian Academic Institutions.
10: China’s Defense Budget: Is There Impending Friction Between Defense and Civilian Needs?.
11: The PLA in the New Economy: Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est la Même Chose.
12: The Challenge of Conscription in an Era of Social Change.
13: Demobilization and Resettlement: The Challenge of Downsizing the People’s Liberation Army.
14: People’s War in the Twenty-First Century: The Militia and the Reserves.
The Editors and Contributors.