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China and India in Central Asia : A New

China and India in Central Asia

A New "Great Game"?

Hardcover Published: 26th November 2010
ISBN: 9780230103566
Number Of Pages: 254

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China and India growing interests in Central Asia disrupt the traditional Russian-U.S. "Great Game" at the heart of the old continent. Though for the moment India is unable to equally compete against the Chinese presence in post-Soviet Central Asia, New Delhi is well established in Afghanistan and has begun to cast its eyes more markedly toward the north to the shores of the Caspian Sea. In the years to come, both Asian powers are looking to redeploy their rivalry on the Central Asian and Afghan theaters on a geopolitical, but also political and economic level.

"Marlene Laruelle and Jean-Francois Huchet have assembled a talented group of scholars from Europe, India, China, and Australia to assess the neglected Sino-Indian dimension of Central Asia's twenty-first century 'Great Game.' These insightful essays are a valuable addition to our understanding of great-power politics in this complex and vital region and will be of interest to specialists and general readers alike." - Charles E. Ziegler, Professor and University Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville, USA



"China and India in Central Asia is a timely book which deals with one of the regions of the world where our future is being written. Two Asian giants in urgent need of natural resources to sustain their growth are bordering Central Asian countries which are among the richest area for minerals, oil and gas. But Central Asia is also at the heart of the new 'Great game' because of the Afghan war and the spread of Islamism, two causes of concern for Beijing and New Delhi. Will they cooperate to build a better world? Will they fight? The book sets the terms of analysis." - Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS, France



"The volume contributes to the growing literature on Central Asia by focusing on a rather neglected dimension, the regional implications of China-India interactions. It approaches the problem of China-India relations from a wide range of regional and disciplinary perspectives and the volume involves a diverse group of scholars from Central Asia, China, India, and Europe." - Elizabeth Wishnick, Associate Professor of Political Science, Montclair State University and Adjunct Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, USA

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Why Central Asia? The Strategic Rationale of Indian and Chinese Involvement in the Region The Editorsp. 1
Negotiating Projections of Power in Central Asia
Russia Facing China and India in Central Asia: Cooperation, Competition, and Hesitationsp. 9
Central Asia-China Relations and Their Relative Weight in Chinese Foreign Policyp. 25
An Elephant in a China Shop? India's Look North to Central Asia...Seeing Only Chinap. 41
Afghanistan and Regional Strategy: The India Factorp. 61
Afghan Factor in Reviving the Sino-Pak Axisp. 81
India and China in Central Asia, between Cooperation, Parallelism, and Competition
India and China in Central Asia: Mirroring Their Bilateral Relationsp. 97
India-China Interactions in Central Asia through the Prism of Paul Kennedy's Analysis of Great Powersp. 117
Cooperation or Competition? China and India in Central Asiap. 131
Chinese and Indian Economic Implementations from the Caspian Basin to Afghanistan
Scramble for Caspian Energy: Can Big Power Competition Sidestep China and India?p. 141
Comparing the Economic Involvement of China and India in Post-Soviet Central Asiap. 155
The Reconstruction in Afghanistan: The Indian and Chinese Contributionp. 173
Revisited Historical Backgrounds, Disputed Religious Modernities
From the Oxus to the Indus: Looking Back at India-Central Asia Connections in the Early Modern Agep. 197
Uyghur Islam: Caught between Foreign Influences and Domestic Constraintsp. 215
The Jama'at al Tabligh in Central Asia-a Mediator in the Recreation of Islamic Relations with the Indian Subcontinetp. 235
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780230103566
ISBN-10: 0230103561
Series: Science PO Series International Relations and Political Economy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 26th November 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1