China against nomads: an outline of the history of the development of cavalry in China from ancient times to the end of the Opium Wars
The history of the development of cavalry in China is one of the key problems of the studies of the Chinese military history. The main judgments regarding the fighting effectiveness of the armed forces in China in different historical periods were made more than 100 years when more than deplorable military practice of the Chinese troops take place, and since then have not been analyzed on the basis of primary sources. In this outline the author tries to analyze some aspects of the appearance and development of the type of troops, the mounted troops, which were strategically important for China's independence, basing on historical sources. The special attention is made to the comparison of the development of the mounted troops and the same of nomads because the greatest importance for studies.
中国骑兵发展史是中国军事史研究的关键问题之一。 关于中国军队在不同历史时期的战斗力的主要判断是在100多年的历史上做出的，当时中国军队进行了不光彩的军事实践，此后一直没有根据主要资料进行分析。 在这篇大纲中，作者试图根据历史资料来分析这支部队的类型和发展的某些方面，这些方面对中国的独立发展具有重要的战略意义。 特别要注意对骑兵部队和游牧民族部队的发展进行比较，因为对研究最重要