India and China in the Colonial World

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Item Code: IDF770
Author: Edited By: Madhavi Thampi
Publisher: Social Science Press
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8187358203
Pages: 256
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.2" X 5.8"
Weight 490 gm
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About the Book:

Relation between the great neighbouring civilizations of India and China date back to ancient times but the nature of their relations was greatly transformed as both came under colonial and imperial domination in the modern era. This is the first book of its Kind it brings into focus the Sino-Indian relationship in its entirety during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries without viewing it merely as a part of Sino-British studies.

India and China in the Colonial World brings together thirteen essays by eminent Indian and Chinese scholars as well as young researchers who look at the multi-dimensional interaction between the two countries during this period. This interaction was a complex one. It was of many kinds and took place at various levels and therefore cannot be reduced to any simple understanding either of widespread anti-colonial solidarity or political hostility or indifference. It is possible to see in these interactions seeds of future misunderstanding as well as a basis for common aspirations founded on sense of shared anti-imperialism and the rediscovery of each other's cultures. This volume looks at some of the problems that have confronted the relations between India and China as new states and in doing so challenges stereotyped image of this relationship.

The major areas of the India-China relationship covered in this book relate to trade migratory communities cultural interaction, and links between the political struggles in the two countries. It also include some aspects of the situation during and after World War II. The Second World War present the findings of new research. Others such as those pertaining to the opium trade; he controversial visit of Rabindranath Tagore to China; and the complexity of Subash Chandra Bose's position with relation both China and Japan have been put in a new light. Together they fill many gaps in the prevailing scholarship on India-China relations.

The essays in this book are particularly relevant as they help to understand the growing relationship between India and china in the context of a long historical perspective.

About the Author:

She teaches Chinese history in the Department of East Asian Studies of Delhi University. She is the author of Indians in China, 1800-1949 and has contributed several articles to scholarly journals and books on the colonial era.


List of Contributors Vii
Acknowledgement Ix
Introduction 1
Pathways of the pappy: India's Opium Trade in the Nineteenth Century 21
Shanghai: A Window for studying Sino-Indian Relations in the Era of Colonialism and Imperialism 33
The Chinese Community of Calcutta: Their Early Settlement and Migration 55
The Indian Community in China and Sino-Indian Relations 66
The Controversial Guest: Tagore in China 85
Turning Point of India-China Relationship in the Twentieth Century: The Linkage Role of Tan Yun-shan 126
The 1857 Rebellion and Indian Involvement in the Taiping Uprising in China 139
Gandhi and the Chinese Community in South Africa 150
Nehru, Chiang and the Second World War 167
Subash Chandra Bose's Perspective on China 184
Links between Yunnan and India during the Second World War 193
Indian Preceptions of the Emergence of the People's 199
Perceptions and India- China Relation at the End of the Colonial Era 224
Appendix 246
Index 249

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