- ISBN/SKU: 9781591143307
- Binding: Hardcover
- Number of Pages: 576
- Subject: Political Science
- Date Available: June 2008
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""[the authors] have described the drivers of China's quest for a limited power projection capability—and they did so well before Beijing's December 2008 decision to deploy a series of task groups to the Gulf of Aden in order to protect shipping from an onslaught of pirate attacks. … This volume makes the case that Beijing's desire to ensure steady and secure access to the energy resources required to continue the momentum of China's economic growth will 'compel the PLAN [People's Liberation Army Navy] to be used increasingly in nonconflict situations in a wider variety of regions.' The PLAN's actions today certainly support this argument; Beijing's naval task groups in the Gulf of Aden are operating thousands of miles from China to protect merchant shipping, much of which is transporting oil. … details how important maritime commerce is to China's continued economic development.""–Scott W. Bray (the U.S. Navy's Senior Intelligence Officer for China), ""Turning to the Sea… This Time to Stay,"" Book Review Essay, Asia Policy, No. 9 (January 2010), pp. 167-72.
""…it is a relief to read a mass of carefully considered common sense such as is contained in this fine book. It is refreshing to be reminded that so many of America's military, especially naval, intellectuals can be so clear headed and rational. …Defence planners and warriors who are currently or likely to be involved in the Indo-Pacific regions should study this book very carefully.""–Ships & Shipping, July 2009, p. 38.
""…the book is superb, rich in information and subtle analysis, and should be of interest to all students of geopolitics.""–Arthur Waldron, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 82, No. 2 (Summer 2009), pp. 328-30.
""The editors achieve their task of examining China's energy security and naval modernization and their impact on Sino-American relations. …this book is highly recommended.""–Andrew Forbes, International Journal of Maritime History, December 2008, pp. 478-79.
""…this is an invaluable book for anyone wanting to understand China's economy in general and its maritime strategy in particular.""–David N. Griffiths, Canadian Naval Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Fall 2008), pp. 42-43.