#03 – reading list
November, 08 2010
Mutual Suspicious: the China-India-Pakistan Triangle
- Garver, John. Protracted Contest, Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Twentieth Century. Seattle, Washington. University of Washington Press. 2001.
“Ever since the two ancient nations of India and China established modern states in the mid-20th century, they have been locked in a complex rivalry ranging across the South Asian region. Garver offers a scrupulous examination of the two countries’ actions and policy decisions over the past fifty years. He has interviewed many of the key figures who have shaped their diplomatic history and has combed through the public and private statements made by officials, as well as the extensive record of
government documents and media reports. He presents a thorough and compelling account of the rivalry between these powerful neighbors and its influence on the region and the larger world.” – University of
- Fravel, Taylor. Strong Borders, Secure Nation. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. 2008.
“By developing theories of cooperation and escalation in territorial disputes, Fravel explains China’s willingness to either compromise or use force. When faced with internal threats to regime security, especially ethnic rebellion, China has been willing to offer concessions in exchange for assistance that strengthens the state’s control over its territory and people. By contrast, China has used force to halt or reverse decline in its bargaining power in disputes with its militarily most powerful neighbors
or in disputes where it has controlled none of the land being contested. Drawing on a rich array of previously unexamined Chinese language sources, Strong Borders, Secure Nation offers a compelling account of China’s foreign policy on one of the most volatile issues in international relations.” – Princeton University Press
- Holslag, Jonathan. China and India. Columbia University Press. New York, New York. 2010.
“For all their spectacular growth, China and India must still lift a hundred million citizens out of poverty and create jobs for the numerous laborers. Both powers hope trade and investment will sustain national unity. For the first time, Jonathan Holslag identifies these objectives as new sources of rivalry and argues that China and India cannot grow without fierce contest.” – Columbia University Press
- Ganguly, Sumit. India’s Foreign Policy. Oxford University Press. 2010.
“This book provides a comprehensive account of the evolution of India’s foreign policy from 1947 to the present day. It is organized primarily in the form of India’s relations with its neighbours and with key states in the global order. All the chapters in this volume utilize the level of analysis approach, a well-established conceptual scheme from the study of international politics, in organizing the substantive cases. They provide crisp and lucid accounts of its developments in various parts of the world. The book is significant because there are no other viable edited volumes on the evolution of Indian foreign policy.” – Oxford University Press
- Gregory, Neil. New Industries from New Places. “The Emergence of the
Software and Hardware Industries in China and India”. Stanford University Press. 2009.