China in My Life: A Historian's Own History: A Historian's Own History, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

China in My Life: A Historian's Own History

A Historian's Own History, 1st Edition

By C.Martin Wilbur


304 pages

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Hardback: 9781563247637
pub: 1996-04-30
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An autobiography of a scholar-teacher who devoted his career to the study of Chinese history and the promotion of Asian studies in America.

Table of Contents

This book examines the evolving threat of terrorism and draws on the latest research to assess future trends. The author assumes that terrorism will remain a potent threat to the international system throughout the twenty-first century, primarily because of the convergence of two negative trends: the availability of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons (CBRN) - also known as Weapons of Mass Destruction - and the proliferation of terrorist organizations seeking to achieve mass casualties. Even without the CBRN element, however, Smith maintains that terrorism will remain an ongoing threat. The book also explores specific aspects of contemporary terrorism, including political, social, economic, religious, and ideological factors, globalization as a stimulation to contemporary terrorism, the role of organized crime in terrorist movements, and more. Written with students in college and professional programs in mind, the book includes case studies interspersed throughout the chapters that provide clarifying examples.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General