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Military and Politics
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1. Two Traditions, Two Worlds: Contrasting Images of the Political Influence of the Military

Two extremely divergent views of the political status of the military have been known in China in the past and more recently, and still cause uncertainty when statements are made about the influence of the military subsystem on the whole of politics. On the one hand, the young PRC…

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Weggel, Oskar, “Military and Politics”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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