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Author Jencks, Harlan W.

Title From Muskets to Missiles : Politics and Professionalism in the Chinese Army, 1945-1981
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (349 pages)
Series Westview special studies on China and East Asia
Westview special studies on China and East Asia.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Tables and Figures; Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM; Introduction; Military Professionalism Defined; Civil-Military Relations; Civil-Military Relations and Technology; Civilian Institutions and Military Professionalism; Soviet Marxism and Militarism; Modernization and Professionalization in China and the USSR; Convergence; Notes; 2 PLA MODERNIZATION AND PROFESSIONALISM; Introduction; The Early Years: 1921-37; The Anti-Japanese War: 1937-45; The Civil War: 1945-49; The Professional Trend: 1950-59
A. Organization and Equipment of Type ""A"" Units of the PLAB. PLA Ground Forces Weapons and Equipment in Service; C. Main Force Deployment: 1980 (Map); D. PLA Air Force Equipment; E. Missiles of the Second Artillery Command; F. The PLA Navy and Its Equipment; G. The Military Regions and Districts (Maps); Selected Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index
The ""Red-Expert"" Balance: 1959-65The Case of Lo Jui-ch'ing; Foreign Military Involvement in the 1960s; Notes; 3 ""MAOISM; Mao and ""Maoism; Domestic Roles of a ""Maoist"" Army; Notes; 4 PROFESSIONALISM ON TRIAL; Introduction; The PLA in Crisis: 1966-68; The PLA in ""Control"": 1969-71; The Perennial Problems: Succession and Revisionism: 1971-75; Mao's Death and the Succession; Notes; 5 THE FORCE STRUCTURE; The Central Military Structure; The General Departments; Schools and Research Institutions; Main Force Ground Combat Units; Main Force Support Units; The Air Force; Nuclear Forces
The NavyThe Military Regions; The Militia; Regimental Reclamation Farms; Some Observations on the Chinese Military System; Notes; 6 THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM; Introduction; Defense Industry; Research and Development; The Impact of Politics; Current Developments and the Future; Notes; 7 PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT IN THE PLA; Introduction; Personnel Management; Motivation; Command; Conclusions and Projections; Notes; 8 CONCLUSION; The Debate Over Military Line; Persistant ""Professionalism; Trends; Unresolved Issues; The Future; Notes; Appendices
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Subject China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun.
China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429704739