Present Day China: A Net Assessment: Orf China Study Series #5 (Orf China Studies)

Present Day China: A Net Assessment: Orf China Study Series #5 (Orf China Studies)

By: Rasgotra & Orf China Studies Ser (author)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


A comprehensive study of China is one of the most important areas of research at Observer Research Foundation. The ORF China Studies Programme has been closely following the emergence of India's great neighbour on the global centre-stage as a military and economic superpower. Of particular interest have been China's political and social evolution, its economy and how its foreign and security policies affect India and the world.The ORF China Studies Series is an effort to analyse China's economic, political and military trajectory in a sustained and dispassionate manner and create a body of insightful work which will be useful to scholars, policymakers, journalists and all those interested in knowing China better.

About Author

M. Rasgotra joined the Indian Foreign Service in September 1949. In the pioneering years of Indian diplomacy, he served with distinction in Indian missions in Washington D.C., Kathmandu and in the Ministry of External Affairs. From 1958 to 1962, he was India's representative on the UN Trusteeship Council, the UN General Assembly's Fourth Committee and the Decolonisation Committee. From 1962 to 1967, he made a notable contribution to the evolution and implementation of India's policies towards its neighbours.Mr Rasgotra's ambassadorial career took him to Morocco and Tunisia, the USA, the UK, Nepal, the Netherlands, France and UNESCO. His tenure as Foreign Secretary from 1982 to 1985 was marked by a renewal in Indo-American relations, sustained negotiations with Pakistan and an opening to China. He played a significant role in the prestigious events of the period-the Seventh Non-Aligned Summit, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the Six-Nation Appeal on Nuclear Disarmament and the Six-Nation Summit in New Delhi.After retirement, he was Honorary Visiting Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Regents' Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and President of the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. He is founder President of the International Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies. Currently, he is President, Centre for International Relations at the Observer Research Foundation.In 2002, he was decorated with the Padma Bhushan.


Foreword - M. RasgotraIntroduction - H.H.S. Viswanathan1. China's Economy: Strengths and Weakness - Rajiv Kumar2. China's Economy: Internal and External - Vivek Bharati3. Technology as the Key to Power: What India can Learn from China - Smita Purushottam4. China's Environmental Problems: An Indian Viewpoint - P.S. Ramakrishnan5. The Internal Political Situation in China - B. Raman6. Whither China: Prospects and Direction? A Net Assessment of the Social, Cultural and Human Dimensions of China's Development - Ravi Bhoothalingam7. China-US Relations - H.H.S. Viswanathan8. China-EU Relations - H.H.S. Viswanathan9. Russia-China Relations: Uneasy Friendship? - Nandan Unnikrishnan and Ajish P. Joy10. China's Growing Role in Central Asia - Angira Sen Sarma11. China's Relations with East Asia and Southeast Asia in the Asia-Pacific Setting - Dilip Lahiri12. China and the International System - Madhu Bhalla13. China and South Asia - Sreemati Chakrabarti

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9788171889648
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 182
  • ID: 9788171889648
  • ISBN10: 8171889646

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly