The RUSI of NSW Badge
 Search this Site

 Search the Library Catalogue
 

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW

Use the button top right to donate much needed funds to the The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW so that its valuable work can continue ...
DONATE

 
The Asian Military Revolution – From Gunpowder to the Bomb

By: Peter A. Lorge (800/35981)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 9780521609548

Records show that the Chinese invented gunpowder in the 800s. By the 1200s they had unleashed the first weapons of war upon their unsuspecting neighbours. This extraordinarily ambitious book traces the history of that invention and its impact on the surrounding Asian world – Korea, Japan, South East Asia and South Asia – from the ninth through the twentieth centuries.

As the book makes clear, the spread of war and its technology had devastating consequences on the political and cultural fabric of those early societies, although each reacted very differently. The book, which is packed with information about military strategy, interregional warfare and the development of armaments, also engages with the major debates and challenges traditional thing on Europe’s contribution to military technology in Asia. Articulate and comprehensive, this book will be a welcome addition to the undergraduate classroom and to all those interested in Asian studies and Military history.

October 2008


PO Box A778, SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235; Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park South, SYDNEY NSW; Telephone: +61 (0)2 8262 2922; Email:
Open Monday to Thursday 1100 to 1500 hours.
© The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies New South Wales Incorporated - ABN 80 724 654 162