Bringing together a range of South Asian perspectives on rising China in a comparative framework, an attempt has been made, for the first time, to identify and examine the political, economic and socio-cultural stakeholders and constituencies that influence the respective policy of individual South Asian countries towards China. The essays also project how their mutual relations are likely to be shaped by these. The book is especially relevant today owing to China’s growing weight in Asian and global affairs.
Preface 1. Introduction Tan Tai Yong 2. Bangladesh: A Partner; Not An Adversary C. M. Shafi Sami 3. Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury 4. Bhutan: Cautiously Cultivated Positive Perception Caroline Brassard 5. India: An Opportunity; and an Anxiety Srikant Kondapalli 6. China and India: Growth Outcomes and Economic Exchanges Bibek Debroy and Amitendu Palit 7. Nepal: A Benign Neighbourhood Power Shambhu Ram Simkhada 8. Pakistan’s Perceptions and Responses of an all-weather friend Iftikhar A. Lodhi 9. Pakistan: Challenge of China’s ‘Second Rise’ Shahid Javed Burki 10. Sri Lanka: A Model of Growth and Modernization Jayanta Dhanapala and John Gooneratne 11. Positive Perceptions: Anxious Undercurrents S. D. Muni. Appendix. Bibliography. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Index.