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East of India, South of China: Sino-Indian Encounters in Southeast Asia

Amitav Acharya (Author)

East of India, South of China is an incisive analysis of the ebbs and flows of the geopolitical fortunes of India and China-the two Asian giants-in Southeast Asia. Amitav Acharya charts the key events and turning points in the triangular relationship between India, China and Southeast Asia since the times of Jawaharlal Nehru and unravels its importance in the construction of the Asian and global strategic order.

The book shows how India’s pre-eminent role in designing the regional architecture in Asia was diluted after the Bandung era, especially post the Sino-India War in 1962, and how, by the 1980s, it had become a political and diplomatic non-entity-if not a pariah-in Southeast Asia even as China emerged as a dominant regional power over the next three decades. The last two decades, however, have seen India making substantial inroads into the ASEAN scene with its ‘Look East’ policies, altering power equations in the region to no small degree.

Revisiting the question of contemporary Asian order and posing critical questions about the future of regional leadership in Asia, Acharya challenges the conventional wisdom that imagined the Asian order solely premised upon US-Japan-China relations and gave little attention to India-China-Southeast Asia relations.

Contents: Introduction. 1. The ideas of Asia. 2. From ‘Indianization’ to ‘Look East’. 3. Jawaharlal Nehru at Bandung: East versus West. 4. Chou En-Lai at Bandung: The Origins of Sino-Indian Rivalry? 5. India and China in Southeast Asia: competition and convergence? 6. China and India in the emerging global order: lessons from ASEAN. Conclusion: Alternative Visions of Asia. Index.

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Title East of India, South of China: Sino-Indian Encounters in Southeast Asia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.01.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 0199461147
length xxiv+235p., 1 Map Black and White; 23cm.
Subjects History