'This is a remarkable book, and a testament to the author's longtime pre-eminence in covering the issue. I wholeheartedly recommend China's Entrepreneurial Army to anyone interested in Chinese military affairs, civil-military relations, or corruption.' -The China Quarterly
'An outstanding piece of scholarship on a difficult yet fascinating subject... The strengths of this book lie in the author's unparalleled access to the inner workings of the military commercial economy... displays great analytical and theoretical depth.' -The China QuarterlyThis book examines the rise and fall of the Chinese military business complex between the early 1980s and late 1990s. Based upon extensive primary source research, Cheung analyses the commercial success of this economic powerhouse, its impact on civil--military relations, and the broader benefits and drawbacks of the military's participation in money-making activities in relation to military professionalism and economic modernization.