, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 246–253 | Cite as

The Fourth Indo-China War

  • Nguyen Kim Hoa
  • Bryan S. TurnerEmail author
Global Society


Against the background of twentieth-century military conflict in Asia, the article concentrates on China’s contemporary relationships with outlying states, regions and provinces. Employing a version of Thomas Malthus’s political economy, we argue that population wars are an important, if often disguised, future of modern foreign relations. Through an examination of a various examples but specifically Tibet, Vietnam and Uyghurs in Xinjiang province, the article considers the current prospects of sinicization by demographic means. We conclude by describing ‘red capitalism’ in Asia as a combination of authoritarian states plus economicv success within the framework of a tributary Han civilization.


Population wars Tributary state Malthus Demographic aggression Red capitalism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wellesley CollegeWellesleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyWellesley CollegeWellesleyUSA

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