296 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 16 halftones, 5 maps, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4234-5
Published: February 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-2124-1
Published: June 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2125-8
Published: May 2015
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Awards & distinctions
A 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
About the Author
Xiaoming Zhang is professor of strategy and history at the Air War College.
For more information about Xiaoming Zhang, visit the Author Page.
"[A] skillful study. . . . Reminds readers of the reasons why fundamental distrust persists on both sides."--Foreign Affairs
“A useful synthesis . . . of the current state of knowledge on this subject.”--Journal of Chinese Military History
“[A] superb example of history writing at its best . . . [and] one of the best explanations of China’s current strategic approach to military action. Essential.”--Choice
“Valuable not only for its detailed description and assessment of the 1979 conflict, but importantly also because of its account of actions after the main hostilities.”--Asian Affairs
"The definitive work on the subject...Well-researched and clearly-written study fills a gap in our knowledge about China’s preparation and execution of the Third Indochina War."---H-Diplo
“Explores the Sino-Vietnamese military conflict that ran from 1979 to 1991. . . . Draw[s] from an impressive range of Chinese sources for this work.”--Canadian Journal of History