China and India in Central Asia

A New “Great Game”?

  • Marlène Laruelle
  • Jean-François Huchet
  • Sébastien Peyrouse
  • Bayram Balci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Why Central Asia? The Strategic Rationale of Indian and Chinese Involvement in the Region

    1. Marlène Laruelle, Jean-François Huchet, Sébastien Peyrouse, Bayram Balci
      Pages 1-6
  3. Negotiating Projections of Power in Central Asia

  4. India and China in Central Asia, between Cooperation, Parallelism, and Competition

  5. Chinese and Indian Economic Implementations from the Caspian Basin to Afghanistan

  6. Revisited Historical Backgrounds, Disputed Religious Modernities

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-254

About this book


This book looks at how China and India's growing interests in Central Asia disrupt the traditional Russia-U.S. 'Great Game' at the heart of the old continent. In the years to come, both Asian powers are looking to redeploy their rivalry on the Central Asian and Afghan theatres on a geopolitical, but also political and economic level.


foreign policy Historical Background Policy Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Marlène Laruelle
    • 1
  • Jean-François Huchet
    • 2
  • Sébastien Peyrouse
    • 1
  • Bayram Balci
    • 3
  1. 1.Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies ProgramJohns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International StudiesWashington DCUSA
  2. 2.French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC)Hong KongChina
  3. 3.French Institute for Central Asian StudiesKyrgyzstan

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