Chinese Myth

Chinese Myth : A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History

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In 1978, faced with the pressure to modernize and a declining budget, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reluctantly agreed to join China's economic reform drive, expanding its internal economy to market-oriented civilian production. This work examines PLA's role in the economy up to 1998.
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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 200.66 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 476.27g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • 076568103X
  • 9780765681034
  • 2,212,008

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A comprehensive examination of the transformation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army into one of the most important actors in the Chinese economy -- an amalgam of military and commercial interests controlling a multi-billion dollar international business empire. The author provides the first documentary analysis of decision-making surrounding the origins of this post-1978 military- business complex. He offers a detailed picture of the system's wide-ranging structure and sectoral interests, and links this military commercialism to the rise of corruption in the ranks.
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