Beijing's Power and China's Borders: Twenty Neighbors in by Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, Clive Schofield

By Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, Clive Schofield

China stocks borders with 20 neighboring countries--more than the other state on this planet. all the acquaintances has its personal nationwide pursuits, and on occasion, that incorporates territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in locations that China additionally claims.

This publication brings jointly historians, geographers, political scientists, and felony students to ascertain each one of China's twenty land or sea borders. every one bankruptcy information the historical past and standing of boundary environment and disputes and the continued administration of transnational interactions--trade, source exploitation, fishing rights, and inhabitants movements.

Country assurance comprises Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brunei, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.

An advent and a concluding bankruptcy draw out the results of the book's twenty case experiences and establish parts the place border disputes might flare up within the context of China's emergence as a local hegemon and as a sea strength.

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The Making of the Sino-Afghan Political Borders The Sino-Afghan boundary, as well as the creation of the Wakhan corridor itself, is a 19th century product of the Great Game. British contacts with Afghanistan dated from the late 1830s, when the Afghan kings appealed to the British and Russians for help in extending their control and fending off Persian and Sikh advances. Afghanistan’s foreign policy was increasingly defined by this Anglo-Russian rivalry. It was Russia’s expansion in Central Asia that most concerned the British, and only timely and careful diplomacy helped avoid a clash between the countries.

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