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Cultural realism : strategic culture and grand strategy in Chinese history
AuthorJohnston, Alastair I.
Pub. LocationPrinceton, NJPublisherPrinceton University Press
Date1995Phys. Desc.xiii, 307 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
LocationReading RoomCall NumberDS753.J64 1995
Cultural realism : strategic culture and grand strategy in Chinese history / Alastair Iain Johnston.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-291) and index.
See Publisher description.
Contents: 1. Strategic Culture: A Critique. -- 2. Some Questions of Methodology -- 3. Chinese Strategic Culture and the Parabellum Paradigm. -- 4. Chinese Strategic Culture and Grand Strategic Preferences. 5. A Return to Theory. -- 6. The Parabellum Paradigm and the Ming Security Problematique. -- 7. Chinese Strategic Culture and Ming Grand Strategic Choice. 8. Conclusion.-- Appendix A: Coding Procedures. Appendix B: Terms Used to Describe Legitimate Actions Directed at an Adversary. Appendix B: Terms Used to Describe Outcomes of Actions against an Adversary. Appendix C: Map of Northern Border Areas in the Ming Period. References. Index.

Keywords and terms: righteous war ; on violence, on "not fighting and subduing the enemy" ; hypotheses about Ming strategic decision making, Bingshu 兵書, Ming security problems along the northern border ; Seven Military Classics (Wujing 武經) Sunzi 孫子, Wuzi bingfa 武子兵法 ; Sima fa 司馬法 ; Wei Liaozi 尉繚子, Taigong liutao 太公六韜, Huangshigong sanlue 黃石公三略, Tang Taizong Li Wei Gong wendui 唐太宗李韋公問 對 ; Ming statecraft, wall-building, Fan Ji 范濟, Yu Qian 于謙, Wang Shu 王恕, Wang Shouren (Yangming) 王守仁 (陽明), Yang Yiqing 楊一清, Wang Qiong 王瓊, Zeng Xian 曾銑, Weng Wanda 翁萬達, Yang Jisheng 楊繼盛, Wang Chonggu 王崇古 ; Mongol strategems and tactics.
Glossary of Chinese military terms used to describe legitimate actions directed at an enemy, p. 270-273.

Subject(s)China--Military policy--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
China--History, Military--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Military art and science--China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Border defense--China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
China--Boundaries--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Mongols--Relations--China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644--Strategic aspects
China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
SeriesPrinceton studies in international history and politics
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #7428