This book looks at the changing dynamics of diplomacy of the two emerging global powers—India and China. It examines trade relations, cultural ties and economic engagements of both countries and their shifting influence in the region surrounding them.
This volume takes an in-depth look at the trade and economic strategies of India and China through the prism of soft power diplomacy. It reflects on the challenges the two countries face over bilateral trade negotiations, the BRICS, China’s Silk Road project along with other issues of foreign policy. The book underlines the decisive role of the soft power approach and greater people-to-people contact in the global strategies of India and China and in fostering greater cooperation in the region.
The book will be of great interest to researchers and students of international relations, political science, public policy and international communications. It will also be useful for think tanks, policy makers and general readers who are interested in the India–China relationship and the politics of soft power diplomacy.
List of Graphs. List of Tables.List of Abbreviations. 1. Scope for Power Transitions Through Soft Power Deployment: A Comparative Study of China and India Salonee Shital 2. Whither Pax Indica and Pax Sinica? Indian and Chinese Soft Power Strategies Asma Masood 3. Sino-Indian Economic Relations: Cooperation or Conflict? Sriparna Pathak 4. Irony of India-China Engagement at Global Forum Krishna Kumar Verma 5. Rise of the BRICS and Changing World Order: Role of India and China Junuguru Srinivas 6. India and China in Contemporary Times: Interactions and Challenges in the Indian Ocean Mohor Chakraborty 7. The Sagarmala Project and the One Belt One Road Project: The Convergence of India-China National Interests Prosper Malangmei 8. India China Bilateral Trade Through Nathu-La Pass: Past and Present Anil Kumar Biswas 9. Indo-Sino Trade in the Post-Globalisation Era Sundeep Kumar. S 10. China’s Silk Road Economic Project, Central Asia and India’s Interests Kamala Kumari. Index.
China and India together are home to more than one-third of the world’s population. Two of the fastest growing economies today, these two nations will be key to the world’s future. This unique collaborative series between the Routledge India and China publishing programmes, aims to bring cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research from and on these two global powers. The books in this series will focus on topical and emergent issues in contemporary China and India, presenting new perspectives on politics, society, economy, environment and culture.