1st Edition

Gun Barrel Politics
Party-army Relations In Mao's China

ISBN 9780367010461
Published June 17, 2019 by Routledge
285 Pages

USD $159.95

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Book Description

This book tests the model of civil-military dualism to explain People's Liberation Army's (PLA) political engagement and its loyalty to the party in Maoist China. It explores how the party maintained its control— through penetration of the armed forces or non-intervention and civilian control.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Civil-Military Dualism 3. Military Regionalism and the Gao-Rao Incident 4. Crisis on Lushan 5. Launching the Cultural Revolution 6. Resistance to Power Seizure 7. The Lin Biao Incident 8. The Fall of the Gang of Four 9. Conclusion

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