Accession Number:

ADA129883

Title:

HUMAN SEA: The Evolution and Viability of the Chinese Strategy of People's War.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

Mao Zedongs peoples war has been a much-studied but ill-understood strategy. Political scientists, journalists, and military analysts have easily revealed its strengths and readily identified its weaknesses. But few have adequately explained its military fundamentals or its surprising persistence at the center of Chinese military thought. Looking at it from an historical perspective, we see that it has evolved from a strategy of revolution, to a strategy of national defense, and finally to a sophisticated system of nuclear and conventional deterrence. Military men in China have shown a remarkable unity in their loyalty to the military principles of peoples war. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE