Chinese Regionalism: The Security Dimension

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Westview Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Political Science - 279 pages
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"As China is poised to become a global economic force, its leadership is on the brink of imminent and potentially sweeping change. With Deng Xiaoping's demise seemingly at hand, the inevitable redistribution of power within this vast land has become a crucial concern for China and the world alike. How will China cope with this "changing of the guard"? Will a centralized government remain, or will the country break apart?" "This comprehensive volume brings specialists from East and West together to assess the key issue of regionalism and its effect on shifting power in the PRC. Focusing specifically on the pivotal role of the People's Liberation Army, the contributors address a wide range of topics, including economic reform, the possible reprise of warlordism, and regional security, and they present a variety of case studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Warlordism and Military Regionalism in China
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The Role of the PLA
43
Chinese Regional Forces as Political Actors
59
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Chinese Council of Advanced Political studies

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