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Contemporary China: Tradition and Modernity

Poonam Surie | Jan 2024

This book delves into several aspects of the foundation of contemporary Chinese society, the realms across the wider horizons and its commonalities across the terrain and the historical and cultural connections with its neighbour, India.


China’s May Fourth Movement: New Narratives and Perspectives

Sabaree Mitra | Jan 2023

This book looks at China’s May Fourth Movement and how it has been contextualised in modern Chinese history. Tracing the roots of the movement and of modern Chinese literary and intellectual traditions, the book analyses how the movement transformed ideas, culture, and social practices in the country.

Routledge Publications

Churchill and India: Manipulation or Betrayal?

Kishan S Rana | Sep 2022

Rich in archival sources, this book provides a fresh and holistic perspective on the final phase of the British Empire. It will be an indispensable resource to students and researchers of colonial history, imperialism, modern history, international history, Partition of India, and South Asian studies. It will also appeal to general readers interested in the history of Britain’s endgame in India.

Routledge India

Boundaries and Borderlands: A Century after the 1914 Simla Convention

Alka Acharya | Jul 2022

The Simla Convention of 1914, held between Great Britain, China, and Tibet, demarcated the border between India and Tibet and gave birth to the McMahon Line. This volume critically examines the legacy of the 1914 Convention and explores its relevance in scholarly discourse about the status of Tibet and Sino-Indian relations more than a hundred years later.

Routledge India

Commercialisation of Medical Care in China:Changing Landscapes

Rama V Baru and Madhurima Nundy | Sep 2019

This topical book will be useful to scholars and researchers of Chinese studies, Chinese economy, public health, health management, social health and medicine, medical sociology, sociology, political economy, public policy and public administration as well as policymakers and practitioners.


China at a Turning Point: Perspectives after the 19th Party Congress

Manoranjan Mohanty | Feb 2019

The People’s Republic of China under the leadership of Xi Jinping is undergoing rapid changes at the present time. The nature of these changes was evident during the 19th Party Congress of 2017 and unfolded swiftly thereafter. This volume, produced by a group of 25 China experts of India associated with ICS, offers a detailed examination of Xi Jinping’s initiatives in the context of what was proclaimed as a ‘new era’.

Sage Publications

China: A 5000-Year Odyssey

Tan Chung | Jul 2018

In this endearing book on China, ICS Emeritus Fellow, Tan Chung distills tons of information about China’s historical evolution and complex vicissitudes in a freewheeling style, advocating that China is a “civilization country” that has existed for more than two millennia but the nation-state world interrupted the Chinese odyssey for many centuries.

Higher Education in India and China: Select Perspectives

Sreemati Chakrabarti | Apr 2018

This is a study of the higher education scene in India and China in the era of globalization. The Chapters focus on the transformation that has taken place in the last three decades in India and China when they have attempted to boost and promote higher education to match their developmental efforts.

Mountain Warfare and the Indian Army

Gautam Das | Feb 2018

The book predicts about the most likely next theaters of war for India which are its northern and north-western mountain frontiers. These disputed borders with china, and the perpetually tense 'NO WAR ON PEACE' and simmering low intensity perpetual war situation with Pakistan along the line of control (LOC) and the so-called Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL), are physically held on to by India at great cost in men and material. A constant heavy military deployment on these mountain borders has become the norm for India.

SAGE Publications

China’s Transformation: The Success Story and the Success Trap

Manoranjan Mohanty | Nov 2017

The book provides insights into the economic and social transformation that China has undergone from 1979 to the present.

China and its Neighbourhood: Perspectives from India and Vietnam

Jabin T Jacob and Hoang The Anh | Sep 2017

This volume is an attempt to develop a more nuanced understanding of China`s foreign, security and economic policies by bringing together perspectives from two of its most important neighbours, India and Vietnam.

Xinjiang and the Chinese State: Violence in the Reform Era

Debasish Chaudhuri | Aug 2017

This book focuses on the nature of ethno-national conflicts and impacts of ideological orientation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) towards the national question in the context of Han nationalism and political, economic and security policies towards Xinjiang. Violence in Xinjiang since the mid-1990s is projected as one of the major national security challenges for China, along with issues pertaining to Tibet and Taiwan.

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