"In August 1966, a 14-year-old boy in Beijing is thrust into violence and chaos as Mao Ze-dong's Cultural Revolution begins to blaze across China. In this riveting memoir, Wei Yang Chao now tells his story--how rebels attacked and publicly humiliated his family, upended his education, and sent out of a country rendered unrecognizable by violence and radical ideology. At first he is swept up by the Red Guards but finds himself at the center of a bloody revolution. After mass rallies at Tiananmen Square, he witnesses attacks on teachers and professors, and the disintegration of his parents' lives as tolerance and freedom begin to crumble he finds himself cast into exile"--Amazon.com.
Washington, D.C. : National Defense University Press, 2015.
Book — x, 371 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Introduction: The PLA and contingency planning in China / Phillip C. Saunders
I. Thinking and Planning for Contingencies. The PLA and contingency planning / Mark Cozad
PLA observations of U.S. contingency planning: what has it learned? / Marcelyn L. Thompson
China plans for internal unrest: People's Armed Police and Public Security approaches to "mass incidents" / Jonathan Walton
Civilian authorities and contingency planning in China / Catherine Welch
Converting the potential to the actual: Chinese mobilization policies and planning / Dean Cheng
Employment of national-level PLA assets in a contingency: a cross-Strait conflict as case study / Mark A. Stokes
II. Domestic Contingencies. China's armed forces respond to internal disaster relief: assessing mobilization and effort / Jeffrey Engstrom and Lyle Morris
PLA response to widespread internal unrest in the Han homeland / Ma Chengkun
III. Border Contingencies. The PLA and cross-border contingencies in North Korea and Burma / Thomas Woodrow
PLA contingency planning and the case of India / Larry M. Wortzel
Like a good neighbor: Chinese intervention through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization / Ben Lowsen
IV. Maritime Contingencies. The PLA and near seas maritime sovereignty disputes / Alexander Chieh-cheng Huang
The PLA and far seas contingencies: Chinese capabilities for noncombatant evacuation operations / Michael S. Chase
PLA Navy planning for out of are deployments / Kristen Gunness and Samuel K. Berkowitz.
How will China use its increasing military capabilities in the future? China faces a complicated security environment with a wide range of internal and external threats. Rapidly expanding international interests are creating demands for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to conduct new missions ranging from protecting Chinese shipping from Somali pirates to evacuating citizens from Libya. The most recent Chinese defense white paper states that the armed forces must "make serious preparations to cope with the most complex and difficult scenarios...so as to ensure proper responses...at any time and under any circumstances." Based on a conference co-sponsored by Taiwan's Council of Advanced Policy Studies, RAND, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and National Defense University, [this book] brings together leading experts from the United States and Taiwan to examine how the PLA prepares for a range of domestic, border, and maritime contingencies. The book includes chapters on how the PLA, domestic security forces, and the civilian government conduct contingency planning and how military commanders can draw upon national-level military assets and mobilize civilian resources to execute their plans. Substantive chapters assess PLA planning for potential domestic contingencies such as suppressing internal unrest, border contingencies involving India, Myanmar, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, and maritime contingencies in both the near and the far seas. Authors also examine PLA preparations and performance in disaster relief, counterpiracy, and noncombatant evacuation operations. Improving PLA capabilities are giving Chinese leaders new options to respond to domestic and international crises, but the PLA still has significant limitations in projecting and sustaining power, especially in contested environments. -- Back cover.
[United States of America] : Nancy Allison Wright, , c2011.
Book — 311 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. + 1 DVD film
"A daughter's memory of her father's aviation career, Ernie "Allie" Allison learning to fly in WWI with the U.S. Air Corps, flying the first U.S. transcontinental with the U.S. Air Mail Service, opening China in 1929 as chief pilot and operations manager for China National Aviation Corporation, working for Chiang Kai-shek before and during the Japanese invasion, returning to the U.S. as Boeing's chief test pilot for the B-29, back to China in 1947 as C.N.A.C. operations manager, Vice-President elect, until 1949 when Mao Tse-tung declared the Peoples Republic"--p. 4 of cover.