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Defending China
Defending China
By Gerald Segal
Oxford University Press, 1985, 264 pp.

The principal value of this book lies in its carefully researched case studies of the Chinese use of force against Tibet (1950-51), Korea (1950-53), Taiwan (1954-55, 1958), India (1962), the Soviet Union (1969), Paracels (1974) and Vietnam (1979). His conclusion, as he says, is more "loose ends" than "neat synthesis."