From The First Recorded Battle To The Twenty-First Century, A Military History of China

The author has succeeded in covering the four thousand years of Chinese military history without missing any major event. This new book is very ably supported by a great many maps and covers the military achievements of China. – Very Highly Recommended

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NAME: From The First Recorded Battle To The Twenty-First Century, A Military 
History of China
FILE: R2864
AUTHOR: David Richard Petriello
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Westhome
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 368
PRICE: US$35.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Chine, Great Wall, introversion, technology, military technology, gun 
powder, rockets, occupation, WWII, Communist insurgents, war lords, space 
exploration, expansion, contraction

ISBN: 978-1-59416-311-1

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DESCRIPTION: The author has succeeded in covering the four thousand years of 
Chinese military history without missing any major event. This new book is very 
ably supported by a great many maps and covers the military achievements of 
China. –   Very Highly Recommended

Today, any study of China is a must-read publication. Curiously, China has spent 
much of its history looking inwards and defending its borders. It has always had 
access to riches in raw materials and a huge population. To that has been added 
great innovation, particularly in military technology. What it has rarely had is any 
leadership with any great interest in stepping outside its borders.

The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries have been a period of change in the 
Pacific and the great question is whether any of the major players will be effective 
in the long term. Logically, Japan, Korea and China should all be powerful forces 
that are most likely to come into conflict with each other. After two periods of 
expansion, one in war and one commercially, Japan has faltered. Korea promised 
much that it has not delivered and suddenly China has burst in front but may not 
maintain its interest and capability in becoming the most powerful country. 

The author has very neatly laid out the highs and lows of Chinese military history 
and the great innovations it has been responsible for. It remains to be seen how this 
latest period of rapid Chinese expansion will be maintained. Internally it has many 
conflicting pressures. A fascinating and mysterious tale of national fortunes.