Xiaoming Zhang is professor of strategy and history at the Air War College.
The definitive work on the subject...Well-researched and clearly-written study fills a gap in our knowledge about China's preparation and execution of the Third Indochina War . - H-Diplo [A] superb example of history writing at its best . . . [and] one of the best explanations of China's current strategic approach to military action. Essential . - Choice [A] skillful study. . . . Reminds readers of the reasons why fundamental distrust persists on both sides . - Foreign Affairs A useful synthesis . . . of the current state of knowledge on this subject . - Journal of Chinese Military History Valuable not only for its detailed description and assessment of the 1979 conflict, but importantly also because of its account of actions after the main hostilities . - Asian Affairs Explores the Sino-Vietnamese military conflict that ran from 1979 to 1991. . . . Draw[s] from an impressive range of Chinese sources for this work . - Canadian Journal of History