"Interservice conflict invariably produces friction.... The collection does an excellent job of highlighting where the rifts lay, and describing the effect that they've had on planning and procurement. ... These essays shine a light on how China is thinking about fighting the United States, deterring US intervention in regional conflict, and shaping US behavior in the Western Pacific...."
--Robert Farley, "Sunday Book Review: Chinese Aerospace Power," Information Dissemination, 11 March 2012.
"the authors explore the strategic implications of Chinese forces for the US Navy and the military balance in East Asia...."
--"Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles," Brief Notices, Survival 54.1 (February-March 2012): 228.
"Like the others in the series, it is also rich in detail, comprehensive in approach, strong in analytical rigour and light on speculation. ... the range of sources is impressive. Nearly always primary source--many translated from Chinese--and including more unusual techniques, such as the analysis of Chinese UAV exhibitions at trade shows, it allows for an authoritative discussion...honest self-assessment is admirable....anyone who is interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the rise of China would benefit from reading it."
--Captain Gordon A. Andrew, RAN, "Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles," Australian Defence Force Journal 186 (November/December 2011): 100-01.
"This enormously valuable and very up-to-date work... provides a very comprehensive analytical overview of the rapid development of the aerospace functions of the PLA Navy. Politicians, military officers, journalists, naval architects, ship-builders, ship-owners and even businessmen who have any connection with or concern for China would be well advised to buy and carefully study this book."
--Ausmarine (November 2011): 36.
"offers a broad overview and appraisal of recent developments in Chinese aerospace and maritime power and examines implications for the US military, especially Chinese prowess in fielding advanced cruise missiles and China's long-range precision-strike capabilities that pose a threat to forces in the Western Pacific theater...."
--"Reference & Research Book News," Book News Inc. (October 2011), 306.
"Andrew Erickson and Lyle Goldstein... have teamed up for the fifth time to produce an excellent addition to their series on China's maritime development. ... The book is timely ... a substantial overview of China's maritime aerospace developments, with a focus on important strategic areas, some of which are receiving notice for the first time. ...important reading for military practitioners and government and policy analysts who follow China's rise to great-power status."
--Robert L. Worden, Washington Journal of Modern China, 10.1 (September 2011): 76-77.
"offers a comprehensive survey of Chinese aerospace developments"
--Military Technology 35.9 (September 2011): 20.
"numerous strengths. Its greatest contribution to existing literature is that it uses a great deal of open source Chinese based literature to add credence to the authors ideas...an all-star cast of scholars...discuss one of the most timely security studies subjects of the 21st century. ... When considered as a whole or in part, this work should give US strategic planners...pause. Erickson and Goldstein have created a volume that is balanced, dense in scope but still readable and enjoyable. Combined with the assemblage of a 'who's who' in Chinese security studies, the appeal of such a work is hard to deny. This volume should serve as the textbook to any security studies student who wishes to gain a scholarly perspective on China's aerospace and military rise to power from a maritime perspective. It is a work I will keep close at hand for years to come."
--Harry Kazianis, "Review: Chinese Aerospace Power, Evolving Maritime Roles," 5 Stars, e-International Relations, 6 September 2011.
"this volume evaluates the advances that China has made in its aerospace operations and the implications of this advancement for U.S. naval strategy."
--Katherine Duke, "Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles," "Short Takes," Amherst Magazine (Fall 2011): 46.
"there hasn't...been a place in English that brings together all the pieces of the puzzle...until the recent publication...of Chinese Aerospace Power...offers a comprehensive overview of all the latest developments, and touches on the whole spectrum of the Chinese aerospace capabilities...The essays, from some of the most highly regarded analysts in the field, help provide a good understanding of the state of Chinese aerospace modernization...a must-read piece for every government official involved with China-related issues, military or otherwise. If knowing your interlocutor is a prerequisite for successful negotiations, the book should be a big step towards providing a balanced and necessary understanding."
--Eleni Ekmektsioglou, "Understanding China," The Diplomat, 26 August 2011.
"In the past, I have found works by Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein and the good folks at China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) to be of the highest quality and this book was no exception....does a great job of understanding China's motivations/intentions...a must read...I was pleasantly surprised by all of the new information/analysis that I found in this book regarding China's ASBM program...a much more comprehensive look than anything else I have read...very refreshing...an excellent read."
--Feng, Information Dissemination, 16 August 2011.
"...the papers presented by this installation are of the highest quality with primary Chinese sources. They are written by the most respected authorities on the subject.... While unveiling fancy new equipment can generate headlines, the press generally doesn't ask the deeper question of how new equipment may change existing PLA doctrine or examine potential implications. This is where the good folks from the CMSI come in and provide analyses that are lacking in the blogosphere...."
--China Defense Blog, 31 July 2011.
"...Beijing has a brutally simple--if risky--plan to compensate for [its] relative weakness: buy missiles. And then, buy more of them. All kinds of missiles: short-range and long-range; land-based, air-launched and sea-launched; ballistic and cruise; guided and 'dumb.' Those are the two striking themes that emerge from Chinese Aerospace Power...."
--David Axe, "China's Plan to Beat U.S.: Missiles, Missiles and More Missiles," Danger Room, Wired.com, 27 July 2011.
"The editors Andrew S. Erickson and Lyle J. Goldstein must have sensed that a new wave of the heated debate between both antagonistic groups was coming up when publishing their overview ... the root of the argument remains the perception of a growing military power in China. And this is what the editors of the reviewed book have examined in a very convincing way. ...they have undertaken to publish a survey in which no less than 33 American and Chinese civilian and military experts on China, strategists and members of 'think tanks' examine how China should be perceived.... This approach guarantees that the reader can make a sober assessment when overlaying the Conclusions at the end of each chapter. ... You see that there are many very good reasons to read this thought-provoking analysis, and I have not even mentioned the highly interesting excurses on cruise missiles and ballistic missiles. I bet you will not put this book down until you are through its 493 pages...."
--Wolfgang Legien, Editor-in-Chief, Naval Forces; former Director of Politico-Military Affairs, Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, Naval Forces: The International Forum for Maritime Power 32.7 (July 2011): 85.