Accession Number : ADA434978


Title :   New Developments in Chinese Strategic Psychological Warfare


Corporate Author : CENTER FOR ARMY LESSONS LEARNED FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Timothy L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a434978.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : Chinese military analysts have meticulously studied the use of armed force during the 1991 Gulf War and during the fight for Kosovo. They have noted with great interest the integration of military strikes and psychological-warfare activities, and the increased strategic role that the mass media played during both operations. To highlight the apparent shifting emphasis toward psychological warfare for officers of the People's Liberation Army, or PLA, the prominent Chinese military journal China Military Science has published six articles on psychological warfare during the last two years: On PSYWAR in Recent High-Tech Local Wars, by Wang Zhenxing and Yang Suping; The Doctrine of Psychological Operations in Ancient China, by Wu Juncang and Zhang Qiancheng; Focus on Psychological War Against the Background of Grand Strategy, and Psychological Operations in the Context of Grand Strategy, both written by Xu Hezhen; Comparison of Psychological Warfare between China and the West, by Wang Lianshui, Ma Jingcheng and Yan Jianhong; and On Defense in Modern Psychological Warfare, by Li Yuankui, Wang Yanzheng and Yang Xiaoli.


Descriptors :   *PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE , *CHINA , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , STRATEGIC WARFARE , TACTICAL WARFARE , MASS MEDIA , ANALYSTS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE