Mixed motives, uncertain outcomes - Defense conversion in China

Release date: 1996-12

This volume is ...the definitive statement on the progress of the [Chinese] defense industry to date. It is a fascinating antidote to the analysis offered by those who too naively accept the official COSTIND interpretation of the industry's progress or capabilities. The chapters...cover nearly every topic of interest. ... The result is the most comprehensive examination of the subject ever assembled in one volume"... "The...audience for this book is wider than one might think. While it is an indispensable addition to the library of any China military expert, it should also appeal to China economists.... On a more general level, the volume offers a useful comparative picture...for students of defence industries and defence conversion...." -- James Mulvenon (RAND Corporation) in China Quarterly, #158 (June 1999, p. 507-508)