[Book review] : A History of the Modern Chinese Navy, 1840–2020 (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)

Law, Derek G. (2022) [Book review] : A History of the Modern Chinese Navy, 1840–2020 (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia). [Review] (https://doi.org/10.1080/00253359.2022.2055846)

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Abstract

Bruce A. Elleman is the William V. Pratt Professor of International History at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and has a long and distinguished track record of publication on Chinese naval history. This is then a very timely book given the current prominence of China in international affairs. It gives a solid historical account of Chinese naval history, setting it in a strategic context and then considers how that history informs current Chinese foreign policy and what other countries can learn from this. It even includes a reference to the impact of Covid-19!