This book traces the People's Liberation Army's revolutionary transition, examines the structural changes associated with it, and assesses military policies. It discusses the political commissar system, the key institution for all political-military relationships in the Chinese military system.
1. Introduction 2. The PLA in Transition 3. Institutions, Roles, and Relationships 4. The Political Commissar System: Evolution, Structure, and Functions 5. The Interlocking Directorate—Nature and Scope 6. Conclusions