Analyzing the Chinese Military - Front Cover

Analyzing the Chinese Military: A Review Essay and Resource Guide on the People’s Liberation Army was my first book. I wrote it to help researchers, students, officials, and military officers find their way around the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the analytic community that follows it. In addition to the review essay that explores current assessment and identifies best practices, the appendices provide 45 pages of organized bibliography for building one’s knowledge of the PLA. Several friends and colleagues provided nice dust jacket reviews, but none quite so nice as this: 

“An absolute ‘must read’ for anyone wanting to understand the Chinese military.  This book is a fantastic introduction to the PLA and the China military studies community in the United States.  It will be an excellent tool for educating busy professionals who may find themselves working in this area.  Analyzing the Chinese Military is essential reading for both the expert and the layperson alike.”
 — Randy Schriver, current Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia-Pacific Security Affairs

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