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China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia

A Political Economic Analysis of its Purposes, Perils, and Promise

  • Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Asia-Pacific Political Economy book series (PASTAPPE)

About this book

Introduction

This book brings together a diverse range of responses to China's Marine Silk Road Initiative, which proposes to redraw the map of Asia, particularly South Asia. China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI) is a massive scheme to connect wide swaths of East, Southeast, South, and West Asia through a dense web of interconnected hard and soft infrastructure involving ports, roads, logistics facilities, special industrial zones, and free trade and investment agreements. This book consists of eight chapters specially commissioned for this project and selected from a number of papers presented at “The Political Economy of China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia” conference that was held in Shanghai in November 2015.  This book will be invaluable for students of Chinese foreign security and foreign economic policy, those interested in South Asia including Indian foreign security and economic policy as well as Indian relations with China, those attentive to international economic developments in East and South Asia, and those interested in the political and economic situation in specific MSRI participant countries such as Pakistan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka as well as their political and economic relations with China. 

Keywords

Maritime Silk Road Pivot to Asia Greater China Political Science South Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Advanced International and Area Studies East China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

About the editors

Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, is Distinguished Professor, School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University, China. He is Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, USA.  He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited more than half a dozen books/special academic journal issues and nearly 50 book chapters and journal articles on topics relating to China and the World Trade Organization (WTO), Chinese foreign economic policy, foreign investment in China, Chinese outward investment, and China’s sovereign wealth fund.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia
  • Book Subtitle A Political Economic Analysis of its Purposes, Perils, and Promise
  • Editors Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Asia-Pacific Political Economy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Asia-Pacific Political Economy
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5239-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-5238-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5349-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-5239-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Asian Politics
    Asian Economics
    Asian Business
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Reviews

“This volume does a good job of creating an analytical framework to understand the MSRI at a point that we should still consider as early days. … The editor and contributors strike a difficult balance: their analysis, while not excessively theoretical, looks beyond the immediate headlines. As such, it is a useful book with both academic rigour and policy relevance.” (Jonathan Fulton, China Report, Vol. 55 (2), 2019)