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India and China

Economics and Soft Power Diplomacy, 1st Edition

Edited by Geeta Kochhar, Snehal Ajit Ulman

Routledge India

192 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Editors

Geeta Kochhar is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She received her Doctorate from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She was awarded Asia Fellowship for research at CASS, China; and Government of India MHRD "India-China Bilateral Cultural Exchange Scholarship" for advance studies in China. Her publications include Modern China: Society, Culture, and Literature (2019); China’s Foreign Policy and Security Dimensions (2018); co-edited Unique Asian Triangle: India, China, Nepal (2016); India–China–Nepal: Decoding Trilateralism (2016); and Nepal’s Foreign Policy and Her Neighbours (2016). She also co-authored 1000 Powerful Chinese Lexicon: Chinese, English, Hindi (2017).

Snehal Ajit Ulman is a Ph.D. research scholar at the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is also a Junior Research Fellowship holder and currently teaching undergraduate first year students in Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was awarded joint scholarship from Government of China and the Ministry of Human Resource Development to study in China for a year (Sept 2012 – July 2013). He has co-authored a book titled 1000 Powerful Chinese Lexicon: Chinese, English, Hindi (2017).

About the Series

Routledge Critical Perspectives on India and China

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies