Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Building Ho's Army – Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam - Kentucky Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Building Ho's Army: Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam

Xiaobing Li


As a Communist state bordering Vietnam, China actively supported Ho Chi Minh’s wars against France in 1950–1954 and then America in 1965–1970. This book uses new Communist sources to offer an unprecedented Chinese military perspective on the Vietnam War. By documenting the level of Chinese military assistance to Vietnam, it reveals the extent to which the Chinese support of Ho’s military and political objective in the wars was a crucial and indispensable factor in North Vietnam’s victory. The study offers an overview and the particulars of Chinese aid to Ho’s army, or PAVN, in terms of trainin ... More

Keywords: Foreign assistance, Military modernization, Cold War, French Indochina War, Vietnam War, Sino-Vietnam relations, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese People’s Army, Mao Zedong, Chinese People’s Liberation Army

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813177946
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xiaobing Li, author
University of Central Oklahoma