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
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
IMAGE: B2864.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y2zgsmg3 LINKS: 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.