1st Edition

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

By Fang Zhu Copyright 1998
    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    285 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Fang Zhu