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By Huiyun Feng

ISBN-10: 0203088905

ISBN-13: 9780203088906

ISBN-10: 0415418151

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Interpreting the key educational and coverage debates over China’s upward push and similar coverage concerns, this publication seems into the motivations and intentions of a emerging China. lots of the scholarly works on China’s upward thrust strategy the query at a structural point through taking a look at the overseas method and the systemic impression on China’s international coverage. conventional Realist theorists outline China as a revisionist energy wanting to handle wrongs performed to them in background, when a few cultural and historic analyses attest that China’s strategic tradition has been offensive regardless of its susceptible fabric strength. Huiyun Feng’s path-breaking contribution to the controversy assessments those rival hypotheses by means of reading systematically the ideals of latest chinese language leaders and their strategic interactions with different states considering that 1949 while the communist regime got here to strength. the focal point is on tracing the ancient roots of chinese language strategic tradition and its hyperlinks to the decision-making of six key chinese language leaders through their trust platforms. chinese language Strategic tradition can be of curiosity to scholars of chinese language politics, international coverage, strategic thought and diplomacy ordinarily.

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By September 25, the North Korean People’s Army was retreating toward the 38th parallel. The situation turned severely disadvantageous for Kim. Kim turned to China—the big comrade neighbor—for help and urged Mao to send in Chinese troops. ” MacArthur did not pay attention to Mao’s warning, taking for granted that the Chinese would not get involved. In October, US troops crossed the 38th parallel. On October 19, 1950, the North’s capital of Pyongyang fell, and by October 28, US and ROK troops had pushed closer toward the Yalu River—the borderline between North Korea and China.

20 If one follows these principles, they will elicit the others’ respect and support. This personal to collective connection consolidates the final goal of universal harmony and order (a culturally hierarchical ruling order). 21 Trade and marital relationships were established to 19 C H I N A’ S S T R AT E G I C C U LT U R E A N D WA R 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 44111 pacify the minority border states even when the Chinese dynasties were much stronger than the bordering states.

The Great Wall served as a huge shield for safeguarding the integrity of the nation. The evolution of thousands of years of civilization also cultivated a peaceloving and defensive strategic culture. Parallel to the Great Wall, Dao De, “civility and virtue” were considered the key means morally to maintain security and defeat the enemy. g. 66 Third, when the use of force becomes “unavoidable,” it must be based on the righteous standard (yizhan), which means that the aim of war is to fight against those who have created the condition of war (invasion) or to stop the strong from bullying the weak.

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