The New Great Game: China and South and Central Asia in the Era of Reform

Journal Article December 30, 2016, China Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, Volume 228 December 2016, pp. 1111-1112

Keeping a firm eye on both the policy community and academic environment, Thomas Fingar  (ed) has produced a most relevant and interesting book on China and its neighbors in South and Central Asia. The stated purpose of this book is to describe and explain China’s interaction with selected countries in South and Central Asia, as well as facilitate comparisons among regions. There is no ambition to offer a complete picture in this first volume, rather, it forms the basis for a more comprehensive overview in subsequent books. Fingar has selected a relevant and adroit range of authors to accomplish this. Each produces a case study of Chinese relations with individual states or regions. It is undoubtedly a relevant book for those interested in China and also contributes to academic discussion.

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