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China Goes to Sea

Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective
Edited by Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein and Carnes Lord
Naval Inst Pr

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Pub Date: 2009
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 485 pp.
Size: 6.50 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9781591142423
TB Code: 1410071
Availability: 222 in stock

China's turn toward the sea is evident in its stunning rise in global shipbuilding markets, its expanding merchant marine, its wide reach of offshore energy exploration, its growing fishing fleet, and its increasingly modern navy. This comprehensive assessment of China's potential as a genuine maritime power is both unbiased and apolitical. Unlike other works that view China in isolation, it places China in a larger world historical context. The authors, all authorities on their historical eras, examine cases of attempted maritime transformation through the ages, from the Persian Empire to the Soviet Union, and determine the reasons for success or failure.