The Chinese People's Liberation Army Since 1949: Ground Forces (Paperback)
About the Author
Benjamin Lai was originally from Hong Kong, but educated in the UK. He was one of the few Chinese to serve in the British Army as a commissioned officer in the 1980s in both Hong Kong and the UK. Fully bilingual, Benjamin Lai has been interested in World War II and postwar matters for many years but in recent times has developed specialization in Asian military issues with an emphasis on China. Among his previous works are The Chinese People s Liberation Army Since 1949: Ground Forces, and Hong Kong 1941 1945.
Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
"Photos, extended captions, color plates and informative illustrations season this engaging effort. The uniform and insignia details will certainly delight heraldry enthusiasts. And charts, bibliography and index complete contents."
--David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (January 2013)
"Any military library strong in either Chinese history or world military forces will find this a fine addition."
--The Midwest Book Review (February 2013)
"[The book] makes for a very interesting look into the PLA today and is a book that I found to offer insights that I had not considered. It is a book I enjoyed reading and am sure you will as well."
- Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (March 2013)