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China, India and Southeast Asia

Paths to development and state-society relations, 1st Edition

Edited by Edmund Terence Gomez, Kee Cheok Cheong, Vamsi Vakulabharanam


138 pages

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This volume studies the outcomes of the two-way flow of investments and people between China and India, and Southeast Asia. These cross-border flows have led to new settlements in Southeast Asia from which new outlooks have emerged among locally born generations that have given rise to new forms of solidarity and identification.The advent of new generations of ethnic Chinese and Indians in Southeast Asia, with no ties to China or India, has spawned important debates about identity shifts which have not been registered by government leaders in Southeast Asia, China and India, as reflected in policy statements and investment patterns. Identity changes are assessed in forms where they best manifest themselves: in social life and in business ventures forged, or unsuccessfully nurtured, through tie-ups involving foreign and domestic capital. A state-society distinction is employed to determine how the governments of these rapidly developing countries envision development, through state intervention as well as with the employment of highly entrepreneurial ethnic groups, and the outcomes of this on their societies and on their economies. The chapters were originally published as a special issue in The Round Table.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Edmund Terence Gomez, Cheong Kee Cheok and Vamsi Vakulabharanam

2. Growth and Distribution Regimes in India after Independence

Vamsi Vakulabharanam and Rahul De

3. Income Inequality and Economic Growth in China in the Last Three Decades

Shi Li

4. Technology Catch-up with Chinese Characteristics: What Can Southeast Asia Learn from China?

Kee Cheok Cheong, Chan Yuan Wong and Kim Leng Goh

5. State, Society and Enterprise Development: Southeast Asia–China Investment Flows

Edmund Terence Gomez, Yu Leng Khor and Fang Zhao

6. Diaspora, Development and the Indian State

Amit Kumar Mishra

7. The Influence of China and India on Smaller Nations in Southeast Asia: A Study of Singapore

Faizal Bin Yahya

About the Editors

Edmund Terence Gomez is Professor of Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Cheong Kee Cheok is Research Associate at the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Vamsi Vakulabharanam is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General