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Ever since the two ancient nations of India and China established modern states in the mid-twentieth century, they have been locked in a complex rivalry ranging across the South Asian region -- a rivalry punctuated by numerous military confrontations and one outright war, frequent disagreements over national and international policies, and pervasive mutual suspicions. Despite some instances of cooperation, Sino-Indian relations have been characterized more by conflict than by friendship.
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Over the past 25 years, Carver (Georgia Institute of Technology) has spent much time in China and India engaged in a number of scholarly projects about these two countries. This book is based on his first- hand knowledge of the region, extensive interviews with key players in the area, government documents, media reports, and pubic and private statements made by officials. Carver examines the often-tense relations between China and India following their nearly-simultaneous establishment as independent nations over 50 years ago. Military conflicts are presented and discussed, as are the nonmilitary policies of the two rivaling nations, as each seeks to control this region of the world. The book is intended for historians, political scientists and government analysts concerned with China, India and South Asia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295980744
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 462
  • Sales rank: 1,166,708
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
1 Sino-Indian Relations: The Protracted Contest 3
2 The Tibetan Factor in Sino-Indian Relations 32
3 The Territorial Dispute 79
4 Sino-Indian Rivalry for Influence and Status among Developing Countries 110
5 Indian-Chinese Rivalry in Nepal 138
6 Sikkim and Bhutan 167
7 The Sino-Pakistani Entente Cordiale 187
8 Managing the Contradiction between Maintaining the Sino-Pakistani Entente and Furthering Sino-Indian Rapprochement 216
9 Burma: The Back Door to China 243
10 The Indian Ocean in Sino-Indian Relations 275
11 Nuclear Weapons and the Sino-Indian Relationship 313
12 Nuclear Weapons and the International Status of China and India 343
13 Prospects for a Qualitative Change in PRC-ROI Relations 368
Notes 391
Index 431
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2003

    An Authoritative Account

    Well-written and informative, a must read for students and scholars of the region.

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