Qiao Liang (writer)

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Qiao Liang (Chinese: 乔良; pinyin: Qiáo Liáng; born 9 January 1955), is a retired major general in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, military theorist, and author.[1] He is the deputy director of the creative department of the PLAAF, the deputy secretary-general of the Council for National Security Policy Studies, and a member of the Chinese Writers' Association.[2] In 2007, he presented a lecture series on CCTV about the Thirty-Six Stratagems.[3]


Qiao was born in 1955 to a military family. He enlisted in 1972, and served in a variety of technical posts in the Lanzhou Military District. He started writing fiction in 1974, and he joined the Chinese Writers' Association in 1984. In 1999, he co-authored the book Unrestricted Warfare with Wang Xiangsui, which explored how the United States could hypothetically be defeated by technologically inferior forces, and how the concept of warfare could be expanded beyond traditional battlefield engagements.

In 2016, Qiao and Wang published an updated edition of Unrestricted Warfare.[citation needed]

Major works[edit]

Military theory[edit]

  • Unrestricted Warfare (with Wang Xiangsui)
  • Global Military Rankings
  • On the Qualities of Military Officers
  • An Outline PLAAF Offense and Defense
  • On Army Reform
  • The Arc of Empire
  • Unrestricted Warfare and its Opponents (revised edition)

Literary works[edit]

  • Thunder Echo Canyon
  • The Gates of Judgment Day
  • Army Banner
  • A Distant Wind
  • Chronicles of Cities and Bosses


  1. ^ Ho, Matt (May 29, 2020). "Focus on US as main opponent, says China military strategist". South China Morning Post. Retrieved May 29, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "乔良将军 简介_宽频频道_凤凰网". Archived from the original on 2018-11-04. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  3. ^ "百家讲坛《新解三十六计》_科教_视频_央视网". Archived from the original on 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-02-03.

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