Historical Dictionary of Chinese Intelligence by I. C. SmithHistorical Dictionary of Chinese Intelligence by I. C. Smith

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Intelligence

byI. C. Smith, Nigel West

Hardcover | May 4, 2012

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Although China's intelligence activities may not have been well documented, they can be traced back to the ancient writings of Sun Tzu, and espionage has been a characteristic of Chinese domestic politics and international relations ever since. The People's Republic of China has long engaged in espionage, but relatively little is known about Chinese techniques, methodology, personnel, and organizations in comparison with what the West has learned about other more conventional intelligence agencies that conduct operations across the world. Whereas most intelligence services have suffered damaging defections, the number of Ministry of State Security professionals who have switched sides is relatively small, further limiting outside knowledge.The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Intelligence covers the history of Chinese Intelligence from 400 B.C. to modern times. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and an index. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the agencies and agents, the operations and equipment, the tradecraft and jargon, and many of the countries involved. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chinese Intelligence.
I.C. Smith was one of the top investigators with the FBI for some 25 years working in Chinese counter-intelligence. In 1980 he was promoted to the FBI's Senior Executive Service and appointed the State Department's Chief of Investigations, Counterintelligence Programs, and Diplomatic Security. He then entered the FBI's National Securit...
Title:Historical Dictionary of Chinese IntelligenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.44 × 6.49 × 1.2 inPublished:May 4, 2012Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810871742

ISBN - 13:9780810871748


Editorial Reviews

The present volume has been written jointly by a former FBI officer specializing in Chinese intelligence, and a well-known British writer on intelligence matters. They have provided about 370 articles, ranging in length from 30 to over 3,000 words....The dictionary offers extensive quotations from an MI5 briefing to British companies on the dangers of Chinese espionage.