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  • Author:
    John W. Lewis,Litai Xue
  • ISBN:
    0804718415
  • ISBN13:
    978-0804718417
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  • Publisher:
    Stanford University Press; 1 edition (April 1, 1991)
  • Pages:
    368 pages
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    Engineering
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Series: Studies in Intl Security and Arm Control. I think China had achieved its aim of protecting itself. China's knowledge in building the bomb was based mainly on her core of scientific people, public sacrifices and native innovations.

Series: Studies in Intl Security and Arm Control. Chinese people realized long ago that the defense of their nation depended on the resolve and determination of themselves. The fact that against seemingly insurmountable odds, both technical and scientific, the Chinese people could build first the atomic bomb and then the hydrogen bomb, prove beyond a shadow of doubt of the saying: "Necessity is the mother of invention.

by Litai Xue and John Wilson Lewis

by Litai Xue and John Wilson Lewis. I read this book for a graduate history class on Mao's China The authors John Wilson Lewis, and Xue Litai astutely argued that Mao's decision to acquire nuclear weapons was both a response to what he perceived as repeated nuclear threats from the . particularly during the Korean War and the Taiwan Straits Crisis of the 1950's.

SERIES: Studies in International Security and Arms Control. A fascinating and compelling story of the beginnings of the Chinese nuclear weapon program. More in History-Asian. Cloth ISBN: 9780804714525 Paper ISBN: 9780804718417. Security Studies, Asian Security. C. Patterson Giersch. A Genealogy of Dissent.

China Builds the Bomb (Studies in Intl Security and Arm Control). Lewis and Xue have provided us with yet another superb volume. These books constitute landmark studies on the topic, and will be standard references for years to come. This is a landmark work, a pioneering study of China's policy process in weapons development and acquisition. another pathfinding examination of the personalities and processes in China's most secretive policy area―national defense.

China Builds the Bomb book. China Builds the Bomb (Studies in Intl Security and Arm Control). A pioneering history. 0804718415 (ISBN13: 9780804718417).

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A pioneering history. Lucidly composed, meticulously documented, and handsomely presented. The Annals A fascinating and compelling story of the beginnings of the Chinese nuclear weapon program. Users who liked this book, also liked. Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War (English).

A pioneering political-scientific history. . . . Lucidly composed, meticulously documented, and handsomely presented.--The Annals A fascinating and compelling story of the beginnings of the Chinese nuclear weapon program.--Arms Control Today

Rainbearer
Lest when my review is read, readers will think I'm sympathetic to Chinese socialism. The fact is I am not. I have read the book - China Builds The Bomb - some years ago. This book must be read in the perspective of China's recent history. In the Chinese world of the l960's, internally, China was beset with how to feed her people due to a series of natural calamities and externally, how to defend itself from its neighbour - the unfriendly Soviet Union as well as hostility from United States.
China's intention to build the bomb was basically for self-defense and not to threaten others nor for sable-rattling. I think China had achieved its aim of protecting itself. China's knowledge in building the bomb was based mainly on her core of scientific people, public sacrifices and native innovations. Chinese people realized long ago that the defense of their nation depended on the resolve and determination of themselves. The fact that against seemingly insurmountable odds, both technical and scientific, the Chinese people could build first the atomic bomb and then the hydrogen bomb, prove beyond a shadow of doubt of the saying: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Since then, I have read this acclaimed book several time, and each time when I read it, I couldn't help thinking that my ancestral country - China - despite being bullied and invaded the last 50 years by foreign powers, the people are resolved never to be weak again in the predatory world of today! Thank you.
lucky kitten
A rich and facinating account of how China made the decision to build the bomb. The origins of the Chinese nuclear program were made during the Eisenhower administration desion to reduce American troops in Korea. During this period, Eisenhower decided to increase American strategic forces (nuclear), thus adding to Chinese insecurity. According to the book, Mao wanted a paper tiger and the nuclear bomb was the answer.

The book also details how Soviet advisors provided the Chinese with baseline technical information for theroretical experimentation and fabrication of the first bomb. The book makes clear that the Sino-Soviet alliance was a shakey mutual military agreement at best. Moscow wanted total control of Soviet/Chinese military operations and how Chinese military leaders resisted these attempts by Moscow and decided to expel Soviet advisors. The book also explains how the CIA blew the call: They predicated a pultonium core and in fact the Chinese built a uranium-235 core.

A must for anyone interested in understanding American/Chinese Foreign policy in present day Chinese-Amercian relations