Protracted Contest: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Twentieth Century

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University of Washington Press, Jul 1, 2011 - Social Science - 462 pages

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.

 

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Contents

The Protracted Contest
3
2 The Tibetan Factor in SinoIndian Relations
32
3 The Territorial Dispute
79
4 SinoIndian Rivalry for Influence and Status among Developing Countries
110
5 IndianChinese Rivalry in Nepal
138
6 Sikkim and Bhutan
167
7 The SinoPakistani Entente Cordiale
187
8 Managing the Contradiction between Maintaining the SinoPakistani Entente and Furthering SinoIndian Rapprochment
216
The Back Door to China
243
10 The Indian Ocean in SinoIndian Relations
275
11 Nuclear Weapons and the SinoIndian Relationship
313
12 Nuclear Weapons and the International Status of China and India
343
13 Prospects for a Qualitative Change in PRCROI Relations
368
Notes
391
Index
431
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John W. Garver teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Among his other books are Face Off: China, the United States, and Taiwan's Democratization and Foregn Relations of the People's Republic of China.

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