Asia's Giants: Comparing China and India

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
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Ever since China and India began to reform their planned economies in the 1980s, the world has watched as two quite differenct development success stories have unfolded.  One side has been China's rapid economic growth and remarkable achievements in poverty alleviation and diplomatic power.  On the other has been India's less rapid growth but continued success in democratic rule and social pluralism.  Today the two countries , which together account for 40 percent of the global population, are emerging as the new great powers of the twenty-first century.  Contributors to this volume reconsider the conventional wisdom that argues that the comparative performance of China has been superior to that of India, bring together new paradigms for evaluating the two countries in terms of economics, social policy, politics, and diplomacy.  The essays show that if not outright wrong, conventional wisdom has proven to be overly simplified. 

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HUANG JINXIN PhD in Political Science from University of Wisconsin, USA TARUN KHANNA Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, USA RODERICK MACFARQUHAR Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science at the John King Fairbank Centre for East Asian Research at Harvard University, USA JAMES MANOR Professor of Political Science and Director of the Civil Society and Governance Programme at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK JOYDEEP MUKHERJI Director, Sovereign Ratings Group at Standard & Poor's, USA TONY SAICH Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA ASEEMA SINHA Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, USA SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY Chairman and Honorary Professor at the School of Communication and Management Sciences in Kalmaserry, Kerala, India KELLEE S. TSAI Assistant Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, USA HUANG YASHENG Associate Professor in the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA