From Swords to Plowshares? provides a critical explanation of how the China's defense industries' transformation has come about and what its overall impact has been. It explains the importance of the defense industries in China's modernization. .
1. The Logic of China's Defense Industry Reforms: From Swords to Plowshares . . . and Better Swords 2. Military Reform: Changing Strategic Doctrine and the Role of Military Production 3. Defense Industry Objectives, Priorities, and Organization 4. Defense Industry Reforms 5. Defense Industry Civilian Production 6. Case Studies: Motorcycles and Integrated Circuits 7. Conclusions