By James R. Holmes,Toshi Yoshihara
Alfred Thayer Mahan has been referred to as America’s nineteenth-century ‘evangelist of sea strength’ and the highbrow father of the trendy US military. His theories have a undying charm, and chinese language analysts now usually invoke Mahan’s writings, exhorting their state to construct a strong military.
Economics is the top motivation for maritime reorientation, and securing the ocean lanes that exhibit overseas power offers and different commodities now ranks close to or on the best of China’s checklist of army priorities. This e-book is the 1st systematic attempt to check the interaction among Western army inspiration and chinese language strategic traditions vis-à-vis the nautical area. It uncovers a few common axioms approximately how theories of sea energy impression the behaviour of serious powers and examines how Mahanian concept may possibly form China’s encounters at the excessive seas. Empirical research provides a brand new measurement to the present debate over China’s ‘rise’ and its significance for diplomacy. The findings additionally make clear the prospective implications of China’s maritime upward thrust for the U.S., and remove darkness from how the 2 powers can deal with their bilateral interactions at the excessive seas.
Chinese Naval technique within the twenty first Century might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of naval historical past, chinese language politics and safety studies.
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Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Century: The Turn to Mahan (Cass Series: Naval Policy and History) by James R. Holmes,Toshi Yoshihara