Red Star over the Pacific, Second Edition

China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy

  • Subject: China and the Asia Pacific
  • Format:
    Hardcover
  • Pages:
    376
    pages
  • Published:
    December 15, 2018
  • ISBN-10:
    1682472183
  • ISBN-13:
    9781682472187
  • Product Dimensions:
    9 × 6 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    25 oz
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Overview

“If you are going to read one book about the Chinese military, read this one.” The Atlantic

Combining a close knowledge of Asia and an ability to tap Chinese-language sources with naval combat experience and expertise in sea-power theory, the authors assess how the rise of Chinese sea power will affect U.S. maritime strategy in Asia. They argue that China has laid the groundwork for a sustained challenge to American primacy in maritime Asia, and to defend this hypothesis they look back to Alfred Thayer Mahan’s sea-power theories, now popular with the Chinese. The book considers how strategic thought about the sea shapes Beijing’s deliberations and compares China’s geostrategic predicament to that of the Kaiser’s Germany a century ago. It examines the Chinese navy’s operational concepts, tactics, and capabilities and appraises China’s missile force. The authors conclude that China now presents a challenge to America’s strategic position of such magnitude that Washington must compete in earnest.

 

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