Chinese Myth: A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History: A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Chinese Myth: A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History

A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History, 1st Edition

By Philip Wilkinson

Routledge

96 pages

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In 1978, faced with the pressure to modernize and a declining budget, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reluctantly agreed to join China's economic reform drive, expanding its internal economy to market-oriented civilian production. This work examines PLA's role in the economy up to 1998.

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A comprehensive examination of the transformation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army into one of the most important actors in the Chinese economy -- an amalgam of military and commercial interests controlling a multi-billion dollar international business empire. The author provides the first documentary analysis of decision-making surrounding the origins of this post-1978 military- business complex. He offers a detailed picture of the system's wide-ranging structure and sectoral interests, and links this military commercialism to the rise of corruption in the ranks.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL024000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General