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Thant Myint-Us Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world.

From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled off from each other: by the towering summits of the Himalayas, by a vast and impenetrable jungle, by hostile tribes and remote inland kingdoms stretching a thousand miles from Calcutta across Burma to the upper Yangtze River.

Soon this last great frontier will vanish—the forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies crushed—leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography—as sudden and profound as the opening of the Suez Canal—will lead to unprecedented connections among the three billion people of Southeast Asia and the Far East.

What will this change mean? Thant Myint-U is in a unique position to know. Over the past few years he has traveled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming new shopping malls are now coming within striking distance of the last far-flung rebellions and impoverished mountain communities. And he has explored the new strategic centrality of Burma, where Asias two rising, giant powers appear to be vying for supremacy.

At once a travelogue, a work of history, and an informed look into the future, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the regions long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world.

 

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Thant Myint-Us Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, and timely book about a remote region that is suddenly becoming a geopolitical center of the world. From their very beginnings, the civilizations of China and India have been separated from each other, not only by the towering summits of the Himalayas, but also by the vast and impenetrable jungle, hostile tribes, and remote inland kingdoms that once stretched a thousand miles from where Calcutta is today, across Burma, to the upper reaches of Chinas Yangtze River.

       But in the next few years, this last great frontier will likely vanish - the forests destroyed, dirt roads replaced by superhighways and high-speed trains, insurgencies ended - leaving China and India closer together than at any time in history.  The great interior of China will also be connected to the Indian Ocean as never before. And this basic shift in geography, as profound as the opening of the Suez Canal, is taking place just as the centre of the world's economy is shifting decisively to the East.

       What will this change mean? Thant Myint-U is in a unique position to know. Over the past few years he has traveled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming new shopping malls are now coming within striking distance of the last far-flung rebellions and impoverished mountain communities. And he has explored the new strategic centrality of Burma, where Asias two rising giant powers appear to be vying for supremacy.

       Where China Meets India takes us across this fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the regions long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world.

       A travelogue, a work of history, and an informed look into the future, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the regions long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world.

About the Author

Thant Myint-U was educated at Harvard and Cambridge universities and later taught history for several years as a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has also served on United Nations peacekeeping operations in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He is the author of a personal history of Burma, The River of Lost Footsteps.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374533526
Author:
Myint U, Thant
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Myint-U, Thant
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Navigation
Subject:
Transportation - General
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 Maps/Notes/Index
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Thant Myint-Us Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, and timely book about a remote region that is suddenly becoming a geopolitical center of the world. From their very beginnings, the civilizations of China and India have been separated from each other, not only by the towering summits of the Himalayas, but also by the vast and impenetrable jungle, hostile tribes, and remote inland kingdoms that once stretched a thousand miles from where Calcutta is today, across Burma, to the upper reaches of Chinas Yangtze River.

       But in the next few years, this last great frontier will likely vanish - the forests destroyed, dirt roads replaced by superhighways and high-speed trains, insurgencies ended - leaving China and India closer together than at any time in history.  The great interior of China will also be connected to the Indian Ocean as never before. And this basic shift in geography, as profound as the opening of the Suez Canal, is taking place just as the centre of the world's economy is shifting decisively to the East.

       What will this change mean? Thant Myint-U is in a unique position to know. Over the past few years he has traveled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming new shopping malls are now coming within striking distance of the last far-flung rebellions and impoverished mountain communities. And he has explored the new strategic centrality of Burma, where Asias two rising giant powers appear to be vying for supremacy.

       Where China Meets India takes us across this fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the regions long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world.

       A travelogue, a work of history, and an informed look into the future, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the regions long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world.

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