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Seeking Truth From Facts

A Retrospective on Chinese Military Studies in the Post-Mao Era

Published 2001

Edited by James C. Mulvenon, Andrew N. D. Yang


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This edited volume contains full-length papers given at a conference jointly sponsored by the RAND Center for Asia-Pacific Policy and the Taiwan-based Chinese Council for Advanced Policy Studies. The conference brought together many of the nation's top experts to assess trends in Chinese civil-military relations, force structure, doctrine, and capabilities over the past 20 years, as well as the state of the China military studies field. The book thus provides a comprehensive retrospective of Western research on the People's Liberation Army in the last quarter of the 20th century.

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