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Mr. Travis Tanner

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Mr. Travis Tanner is a Senior Project Director and Director of the Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies at the National Bureau of Asian Research. Mr. Tanner’s interests and expertise include Northeast Asian regional security, China’s economy and foreign affairs, and Taiwan politics. Prior to joining NBR, he was Deputy Director and Assistant Director of the Chinese Studies Program at The Nixon Center. He also worked as a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. Mr. Tanner graduated from both the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, earning an M.A. in international relations. He received his B.A. from the University of Utah in Chinese language and literature.

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SSI books and monographs by Mr. Travis Tanner

  • Assessing the People's Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era

    April 22, 2014

    Edited by Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr. David Lai, Mr. Travis Tanner.
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    How has President Hu Jintao contributed to China’s military modernization?

  • Learning by Doing: The PLA Trains at Home and Abroad

    November 30, 2012

    Edited by Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr. David Lai, Mr. Travis Tanner.
    The papers presented in this latest volume in a series on the PLA are a timely and critical look at an evolving and expanding Chinese military and provide context for the changes we may see as the PLA continues to modernize.

  • The "People" in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China's Military

    September 17, 2008

    Edited by Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr. Andrew Scobell, Mr. Travis Tanner.
    On September 28, 2007, under the joint leadership of the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute and NBR’s Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies, approximately 70 leading experts on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) convened at Carlisle Barracks, PA, for a 2-day discussion on the Chinese military’s human infrastructure. Presentations and discussions focused on identifying trends in PLA recruitment, education, training, personnel management, and demographics.