Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security

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Located in the center of Asia with one of the largest land frontiers in the world and 14 neighbors whose dispositions could not easily be predicted, China has long been obsessed with security. In this handbook, an internationally renowned team of contributors provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of contemporary thinking about Chinese national security. Chapters cover the PRC's historical, ideological and doctrinal heritage related to security, its security arrangements and policies targeting key regions and nations of the world, the security aspects of the PRC's ground, air, sea, space and cyber forces, as well as the changing and expanding definition and scope of China's security theory and practice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 25.4mm | 839g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white; 7 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0415855438
  • 9780415855433
  • 1,954,598

Table of contents

I. Chinese national security A.Historical legacy of Chinese security policy from the imperial era (tributary states, realism (Sun Zi) vs. idealism (Confucius) on strategic thinking, etc. Wang Yuan-kang B. China's revolutionary legacy and its impact on security policy (revolutionary experience, Marxist-Leninist -Maoist ideology) -Maochun Yu C. Political-Economic Dimension---- Marc Lanteigne D. Non-Traditional Security-- Patricia Thornton II. Geostrategic Perspectives A. The Great Powers 1. China and the US-Christopher Twomey 2. China and Russia--Wu Yu-shan 3. China and Japan-June Dreyer 4. China and South Asia--Lawrence Saez B. Regional Security 1. China and the Developing World--Ed Friedman 2. The Arctic Region--Linda Jakobson 3. The Korean Peninsula-Choi Jinwook 4. The Taiwan Strait--Jean Pierre Cabestan C. Collective Security 1. The United Nations--Liselotte Odgaard 2. European Union--Jonathan Holslag 3. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization--Niklas Swanstrom 4. Southeast Asia/ASEAN--Dan Lynch III. China's Security Forces A. The PLA: Mission, equipment, and contingent war plans of china's land-based forces--Dennis Blasko1. The PLA Air Force: Mission, equipment, contingent war plans-Kenneth and Jana Allen 2. The PLA Navy: Mission, equipment, war plans--James Holmes 3. China's Nuclear Strategy and the Second Artillery Corps--Richard Fisher B. Space, ASAT--Mark Stokes and Ian Easton C. Cybersecurity--Gregory Austin
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About Lowell Dittmer

Lowell Dittmer is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Maochun Yu is Professor of East Asia and Military History at the United States Naval Academy.
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