This monograph identifies the contexts which have shaped China's military strategy and doctrine. It argues that these have evolved through Party-Military relations as well as through the Chinese leadership's assessment of the international balance of power. In this framework, the monograph has traced the PLA's strategic and doctrinal transformation from a defensive one to one of limited offence, having global aspirations, affecting further changes in China's military strategy and doctrine.
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. He joined the IDSA in 2009. He follows China's strategic, military and foreign affairs. He earned his MPhil (2003) and PhD (2009) in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He obtained a one-year diploma in Mandarin Chinese at Tamkang University, Taipei under the Taiwan government's National Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 2011-12. He did a semester course in Mandarin Chinese at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taipei in 2014. He was a recipient of the Taiwan Fellowship 2014. He was selected by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) in 2015, for the China Exchange Programme (CEP).