In This Review

The Chinese Calculus of Deterrence: India and Indochina
The Chinese Calculus of Deterrence: India and Indochina
By Allen S. Whiting
University of Michigan Press, 1975, 299 pp

Whiting combs through recent Chinese military history in search of the underlying principles of action, and finds Chinese policy to be rational; willing to use force but also willing to sacrifice military to political interests; concerned primarily with China's territorial integrity; and stable over time.