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The Chinese People's Liberation Army in 2025

Title:
The Chinese People's Liberation Army in 2025
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Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01161-3
ISBN:
9781584876885
Description

This volume, edited by Roy Kamphausen and David Lai, is of special relevance in light of the profound changes occurring within the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). China’s desire to develop a military commensurate with its diverse interests is both legitimate and understandable. The challenge for U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) is to understand how China will employ this growing military capability in support of its interests. This book addresses the uncertainty surrounding the potential direction of the PLA by examining three distinct focus areas: domestic, external, and technological drivers of PLA modernization; alternative futures for the PLA; and implications for the region, world, and U.S.-China relations. The analysis provides an insightful perspective into the factors shaping and propelling the PLA’s modernization, its potential future orientation, ranging from internally focused to globally focused, and how the PLA’s choices may impact China’s relations with its neighbors and the world.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword .....................................................................................................................................vii
Overview .......................................................................................................................................1
1. Introduction …………………………………………………………………………….……………….......................3
  Roy Kamphausen and R. Lincoln Hines
2. Whither China? Alternative Military Futures, 2020-30.....................................................31
  Lonnie D. Henley
Domestic, External, and Technological Drivers of People’s Liberation Army Modernization .....55
3. Domestic Drivers of China's Future Military Modernization …………..................................57
  Joseph Fewsmith
4. People’s Liberation Army Trajectories: International Drivers ...........................................83
  Eric Heginbotham and Jacob Heim
5. Capacity For Innovation: Technological Drivers of China’s Future Military
      Modernization.................................................................................................................129
  Richard A. Bitzinger and Michael Raska
Alternative Futures for the People’s Liberation Army ............................................................163
6. The People's Liberation Army in 2020-30 Focused on Regional Issues...........................165
  Bernard D. Cole
7. A Global Expeditionary People’s Liberation Army: 2025-30 ……..................................…207
  Oriana Skylar Mastro
8. China’s Military Force Posture Under Conditions of a Weakened People’s Liberation
     Army: Alternative Military Futures, 2020-30 …………....................................................…235
  Daniel Gearin and Erin Richter
Implications for the Region, World, and U.S.-China Relations …….......................................…267
9. Regional Dynamics in Response to Alternative PLA Development Vectors....................269
  Michael McDevitt
10. Implications: China in the International System ..........................................................301
  Phillip C. Saunders
11. Implications for U.S.-China Strategic Dynamics ................................................................335
  Robert Sutter
About the Contributors............................................................................................................371

Audience

Military personnel, policy analysts, lawmakers, and foreign officers in the Asia-Pacific region may find many insights in this book pertaining to the development of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army under the leadership of Chinese President, Xi Jinping. High school, community college, and undergraduate university students pursuing coursework and research for United States 1945- Present, global studies, and world history classes may find this text helpful for information about the expansion of the Chinese military role. Graduate students may find this work helpful for International Relations, Chinese Studies, and Global Affairs coursework in the pursuit of a Master’s Degree program in these areas. 

Product Details

Availability Details:
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USA Price:
$42.00
International Price:
$58.80
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Kamphausen, Roy
Year/Pages:
2015: 387 p.
Key Phrases:
  • China
  • Chinese People's Liberation Army in 2025
  • Peoples Liberation Army in China
Weight:
1.3125
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
09/22/2015
Last Status Update:
09/01/2017
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