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Viet Minh Sources of Supply

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 8, the author describes the various sources of supply available to the Viet Minh, including local production and procurement, procurement on the world market, and the limited aid provided ... More


Defending Central China, 1938: Military Leadership and Strategy

STEPHEN R. MacKINNON

in Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254459
eISBN:
9780520934603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254459.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the military context of the spring and summer of 1938. To this day, General Han remains the highest-ranking officer in the modern history of the Chinese military to be executed ... More


Bloodshed over Vietnam’s Northern Border Region

Xiaoming Zhang

in Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621241
eISBN:
9781469623399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621241.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the three phases of China's 1979 invasion of Vietnam. During the first phase (17–25 February), Chinese forces broke through the Vietnamese first line of resistance and captured ... More


The Obama Doctrine’s Asian Pivot

Robert G. Kaufman

in Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Obama Doctrine’s emphasis on soft power, engagement, and American military retrenchment has fundamentally misread the dynamic of power in the world’s most important geopolitical region in the ... More


Threat Perceptions

Daivd Shambaugh

in Modernizing China's Military: Progress, Problems, and Prospects

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225077
eISBN:
9780520938106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225077.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter assesses China's national security environment as seen through the eyes of People's Liberation Army (PLA) analysts. While foreign specialists on Chinese security would observe that ... More


The Obama Administration’s Second Term: Balancing Continuities and New Realities

Aiden Warren and Adam Bartley

in US Foreign Policy and China: Security Challenges During the Bush, Obama, and Trump Administrations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474453059
eISBN:
9781474496339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453059.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Obama administration during its second term in office continued to search for the “right” equilibrium pertaining to China, particularly on how to engage with it on issues concerning stability and ... More


Planning and Preparation for the Invasion

Xiaoming Zhang

in Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621241
eISBN:
9781469623399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621241.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) implementation of the invasion operations at the campaign and tactical levels in the context of Cold War history. The People's Republic of ... More


Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

Xiaoming Zhang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621241
eISBN:
9781469623399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The surprise Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979 shocked the international community. The two communist nations had seemed firm political and cultural allies, but the twenty-nine-day border war ... More


The Obama Administration’s First Term: The Promises of the “Pivot”

Aiden Warren and Adam Bartley

in US Foreign Policy and China: Security Challenges During the Bush, Obama, and Trump Administrations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474453059
eISBN:
9781474496339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453059.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter assesses Obama’s first four years in the White House in relation to an increasingly intensifying relationship between the United States and China. Despite seemingly new attempts at ... More


Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

Lawrence M. Kaplan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126166
eISBN:
9780813135632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

What is known about the self-proclaimed general, Homer Lea, is based on a collection of problematic or even contradictory sources. This book aims to cut through the myths and offer a coherent and ... More


Introduction

Andrea Ghiselli

in Protecting China's Interests Overseas: Securitization and Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867395
eISBN:
9780191904134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867395.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This Introduction presents China’s nascent strategy to protect its overseas interests, eventually via military means, as a major change in the country’s international orientation. As is the case for ... More


How New Technologies Are Shaping China’s Military Strategy

Paul Bracken

in China's Grand Strategy: A Roadmap to Global Power?

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479804085
eISBN:
9781479804115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804085.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

China’s defense capabilities are growing both in quantity and in technological sophistication. China’s leaders design their force structure to deal with the US and to target American weaknesses. ... More


Martial Glory and the Power of the State: Military Museums

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the most official of state military museums in the PRC—the Military Museum in Beijing. Like other military museums, this one asserts a military culture that bolsters the image ... More


Governing the Dead: Martyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China

Linh D. Vu

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756504
eISBN:
9781501756511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756504.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explains how the Chinese Nationalist regime consolidated control by honoring its millions of war-dead, allowing China to emerge rapidly from the wreckage of the first half of the twentieth ... More


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