This book provides a systematic analysis of China's rise to power. It traces the complex contours of its relation with India, with the Himalayas prominently figuring in the discourse. Drawing on myths, legends, classical literature, archival resources and contemporary political and international affairs, it brings to the fore several critical issues integral to India–China relations. It also studies the two nations in terms of trade across borders, exchange of ideas and confluence of diverse cultures, imperial strategic rivalries in the colonial period, and recent military skirmishes and diplomatic interaction.
Lucid and explanatory, this volume will interest scholars and researchers in international relations, history, political science and area studies specially those interested in the geopolitics of India and China.
Preface Acknowledgment Introduction 1.a The Himalayas - And the Idea of India 1.b The Water Woes of India and China - Areas of Conflict 1.c The Ganges: Water of India 2.a China: The Country and Culture – Confucianism 2.b Was Buddhism a bridge between India and China? 3.a Rise of China and Threat Perception in the Modern World 3.b Strategic Culture of India and China: Differing world views 4. Problems of Authority and Control over the National Minorities. 4.a Tibet: The Indian Connection; Dalai Lama, Tibet and China 4.b Sinkiang: The Pakistan Connection 5. A Forgotten Episode of India's Defence 5.a Henry Kissinger and Zhou Enlai on India 5.b Significance of Kissinger Nixon Visit to China 6.a Is the World enough for China? 6.b On Line Perceptions of India and China and the feasibility of People to People Contact 7. Concluding Remarks: Reflections on India-China Relations Bibliography Index
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