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Commentaries by Mark Gabrielson

Mark Gabrielson

Graduate Student, Harvard University

Mark J. Gabrielson was educated at Princeton and is now a graduate student at the Harvard University Extension School in History. He also serves as a research intern at the Naval War College in the Department of Maritime History and the Department of National Security Affairs.
  • Jun 23, 2013

    The Chinese term shashoujian, “assassin’s mace”, has become increasingly common in the context of US-Sino policy over the past two decades. An idiom commonly used in China, often with little or no military connection, the term has been over-interpreted by US officials as a profound insight into Chinese military strategy. This has come despite efforts from scholars who understand and publish on its actual context.

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