Naval War College Review


Dale C. Rielage


The nation’s “rebalance” to Asia has been greeted by a plethora of new books on Asia-Pacific security issues. In contrast to the many worthwhile specialist works now available, China’s Search for Security stands out as an ambitious at- tempt to offer a one-volume overview of China’s security situation as seen from the Chinese point of view. Both authors are established and respected scholars. Andrew Nathan is best known as an editor of the Tiananmen Papers (PublicAffairs, 2002), while Andrew Scobell is author of the well-regarded China’s Use of Military Force: Beyond the Great Wall and the Long March (Cambridge University Press, 2003).