Accession Number : AD0659359

Title :   THE CURRENT AND THE PAST OF LIN PIAO,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Yuen-sun, Liu

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Lin is a very important figure on the Chinese political scene not only because of his role in the events of the last year but also because of his innate political strength, his background, and his recent experiences and responsibilities. Yet we know very little about the man. He rarely appears in public. He is said to be chronically ill. His personality draws a near blank for the Western expert on China. It is true that his biography and chronology are fairly well known, but even here there are large empty spaces. His writings are very few in comparison to such other Chinese Communist leaders as Mao and Liu Shao-ch'i and even those examples that we have are mostly administrative orders issued under his name or general propaganda statements with little unique content.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNISM, *LEADERSHIP, CHINA, COMMUNISTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), OFFICER PERSONNEL, MILITARY TACTICS, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), PROPAGANDA, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE