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China's Civilian Army: The Inside Story of China's Quest for Global Power

Peter Martin

Abstract

China’s Civilian Army tells the story of China’s transformation from an isolated and impoverished communist state to a global superpower from the perspective of its diplomats. In the early days of the People’s Republic, diplomats were highly disciplined, committed communists who feared revealing any weakness to the threatening capitalist world. Remarkably, the model that revolutionary leader Zhou Enlai established continues to this day despite the massive changes the country has undergone in recent decades. Even today, Chinese diplomats work in pairs so that one can always watch the other for ... More

Keywords: China, diplomacy, Zhou Enlai, wolf warrior, foreign policy, soft power, communism, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Xi Jinping

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197513705
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197513705.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Martin, author
Correspondent, Bloomberg, Bloomberg News