The Woodrow Wilson Center Press
India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know
As we move further into a new century, the two most populous nations on earth, India and China, continue a long and tangled relationship. Given their contested border, their nuclear rivalry, their competition for influence in Asia, their growing economic relations, and their internal problems, interaction between these two powers will deeply affect not only stability and prosperity in the region, but also vital U.S. interests. Yet the dynamics of the Chinese-Indian relationship are little known to Americans.
This volume brings together scholars from political science, history, economics, international relations, and security studies to add depth to our understanding of India-China relations. Throughout, the contributors address three common questions: what are the similarities and differences between the two countries' strategic cultures, domestic circumstances, and international environments? What are the broader international contexts for their bilateral relations? And what parallels and tensions exist between their national interests? U.S. policymakers, the academic community, and the informed public require fresh thinking and greater attention to India-China relations, as both countries promise to be of strategic importance to the United States in the decades ahead.
Contributors: Contributors: James Clad, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Washington, D.C.; Mark W. Frazier, Lawrence University; Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University, Bloomington; Steven A. Hoffmann, Skidmore College; George Perkovich, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Susan L. Shirk, University of California-San Diego; T.J. Srinivasan, Yale University; Ashley J. Tellis, U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.
What People are Saying
List of Figures and Tables
Foreword, Ambassador Winston Lord and Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
Part I. Historical Overview
1. Introduction, Francine R. Frankel
2. Perception and China Policy in India, Steven A. Hoffmann
3. One-Sided Rivalry: China's Perceptions and Policies toward India, Susan Shirk
Part II. Dimensions of the India-China Relationship
4. India and China: Border Issues, Domestic Integration, and International Security, Sumit Ganguly
5. China and India in Asia, Ashley J. Tellis
6. The Nuclear and Security Balance, George Perkovich
7. Economic Reforms and Global Integration, T.N. Srinivasan
8. Convergent Chinese and Indian Perspective on the Global Order, James Cladd
9. Quiet Competition and the Future of Sino-Indian Relations, Mark W. Frazier
Part III. Implications for the United States
10. The Evolution of the Strategic Triangle: China, India, and the United States, Harry Harding