9780833028150

Interpreting China's Grand Strategy : Past, Present, and Future

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  • ISBN13:

    9780833028150

  • ISBN10:

    0833028154

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Summary

RAND Asian experts Swaine and Tellis have chosen one of the most significant, controversial, and timely subjects, breaking new ground conceptually as well as analytically.

Table of Contents

Preface iii
Maps
vii
Figures
vii
Table
vii
Summary xi
Acknowledgments xv
Acronyms xvii
Chronology of Chinese History xix
China as a National Security Concern
1(8)
China's Security Problem
9(12)
The Historical Context
21(76)
Border Defense and Periphery Control
22(11)
Fluctuations in Periphery Control and Regime Boundaries
33(12)
The Use of Force
45(20)
The Use of Noncoercive Security Strategies
65(14)
The Influence of Domestic Leadership Politics
79(18)
China's Current Security Strategy: Features and Implications
97(54)
Factors Shaping China's Calculative Security Strategy
98(14)
The Benefits and Challenges of Economic and Technological Reform
98(2)
Changing Capabilities and Orientations of Periphery Powers
100(2)
Exponential Growth in the Capabilities of Industrial Powers
102(2)
Growing Domestic Social and Political Challanges
104(1)
The Emergence of a More Pragmatic Program of Military Modernization
105(2)
The Rise of More Institutionalized, Pragmatic Forms of Authority and Governance
107(3)
Lowered External Threats
110(2)
The Major Guiding Tenets and Policies of China's Calculative Security Strategy
112(29)
Policies Toward the United States and Other Major Powers
114(7)
Policies Toward Military Modernization
121(8)
Policies Toward Territorial Claims and the Recourse to Force
129(4)
Policies Toward International Regimes
133(8)
Benefits and Risks
141(10)
China Faces the Future: The Far Term
151(80)
Assessing the ``Natural'' Longevity of the Calculative Strategy
152(30)
Beyond the Calculative Strategy
182(49)
The Irony of Success: A Chaotic China?
183(4)
The Triumph of Reason: A Cooperative China?
187(10)
The Tyranny of Power: An Assertive China?
197(34)
Conclusions
231(12)
Bibliography 243(30)
Index 273

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