An exploration of how and why Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China and India have initiated and developed nuclear energy programs and what challenges they face today. Were the nuclear programmes driven by the low energy endowment, a desire to pursue international prestige, national security concerns, environmental pollution or economic development?
About the Author
STUART HARRIS, Emeritus Professor, Department of International Relations, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies, Australian National University.
PER HÖGSELIUS, Division of History of Sciences and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
TOSHIHIKO NAKATA, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Aoba-Yama Sendai, Japan.
LAVINA LEE, Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
MIN LEE, Professor, Department of Engineering and System Science, College of Nuclear Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
SANG DONGLI, Associate Professor, School of Law, Zhengzhou University, China.
MAENG-HO YANG, Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea.
XU YI-CHONG, Research Professor of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University, Australia.
Table of ContentsNuclear energy in Asia: an overview; X.Yi-chong The politics of nuclear energy in Asia; X.Yi-chong Nuclear energy development in China; S.Dongli The Indian nuclear energy program ; L.Lee Nuclear energy development in Japan; T.Nakata Japan's commitment to nuclear power: grand scheme or pipedream?; J.Graham Nuclear energy development in South Korea; M-H.Yang & X.Yi-chong The past, present and future of nuclear power in Taiwan; M.Lee Challenging Chernobyl's legacy: Nuclear power policies in Europe, Russia and North America in the early 21st century; P.Högselius Implications for Australia as a supplier of uranium to the Asian Region; S.Harris