This volume surveys efforts by China's post-Mao leadership to adopt modern technology in China's industrial and economic sectors while focusing new attention on an increasingly obsolescent defense structure. The author presents these efforts against the background of the external political and military environment to which the PRC must react. He outlines the foreign policy and strategic problems that faced the new administration as it came to power in Peking and examines the military, industrial, and technical resources currently at China's disposal as well as changes that have been proposed, implemented, or that may be required in the future. Finally, he suggests some of the limitations circumscribing government policy in these areas and some of the choices that lie ahead.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Political Change and Foreign Policy -- Defense -- The Economy -- Technology -- Conclusions
Harry G. Gelber is professor and head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. He has taught at Monash, Harvard, and Yale Universities and at Nuffield College, Oxford. He conducted the research for this book as a visiting fellow at the Institute of International Studies, University of South Carolina.