|The three-volume History of the War to Resist
US Aggression and Aid Korea, edited by the Chinese Academy of
Military Sciences with the approval of the Central Military
Commission, appeared on October 11. It provides a detailed record
of the activities of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army on
the Korean peninsula in the early 1950s, and can be regarded
as a historical textbook to promote patriotism as well demonstrating
the revolutionary and heroic mettle of the Chinese nation.
The work, containing 1.37 million words and 150 pictures, is
a masterpiece of its kind surpassing all previous studies on
the history of the Korean War. It covers the period from the
foundation of the People's Republic of China to the eventual
withdrawal of the Chinese volunteers from the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea, objectively depicting the origins of the
Korean issue and the start of the Korean War, and fully reflects
Chinese people's spirit of being fearless in the face of violence,
opposing invasion and maintaining peace and justice.
The work analyzes and summarizes the basic characteristics,
experiences and great significance of the conflict in terms
of politics, military affairs, economics and diplomacy. For
the first time, it systematically reveals the great spirit of
the Chinese in their resistance to US aggression and their selfless
assistance to Korea.
(PLA Daily 10/12/2000)