Asia's Giants: Comparing China and India

Asia's Giants: Comparing China and India


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This edited volume reconsiders the conventional wisdom, which argues that comparative performance (in economic, social, political, as well as diplomatic arenas) of China has been superior to that of India. The book brings together 'new paradigms' for evaluating the comparative performance of two countries. Essays show that if not outright wrong, conventional wisdom has proven to be overly simplified. The book brings out the complexity and richness of the India-China comparison.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230606166
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/19/2008
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 253
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

HUANG JINXIN PhD in Political Science from University of Wisconsin, USA
TARUN KHANNA Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, USA
RODERICK MACFARQUHAR Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science at the John King Fairbank Centre for East Asian Research at Harvard University, USA
JAMES MANOR Professor of Political Science and Director of the Civil Society and Governance Programme at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
JOYDEEP MUKHERJI Director, Sovereign Ratings Group at Standard & Poor's, USA
TONY SAICH Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA
ASEEMA SINHA Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, USA
SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY Chairman and Honorary Professor at the School of Communication and Management Sciences in Kalmaserry, Kerala, India
KELLEE S. TSAI Assistant Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, USA
HUANG YASHENG Associate Professor in the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Table of Contents

Preface; E.Friedman Introduction; R.MacFarquhar Two Paths to Modernity; B.Gilley ECONOMIC REFORMS Differential Development: Beyond Regime Dichotomies; J.Mukherji Chasing China: Can India Bridge the Gap?; S.Awamy India's Reform Strengths; J.Manor & G.Segal SUB-NATIONAL FACTORS The Persistence of Informal Finance; K.Tsai The Political Basis of Decentralization; A.Sinha Indigenous vs. Foreign Business Models; H.Yasheng & T.Khanna NEW PERSPECTIVES Why Democracy Matters; E.Friedman China Rethinks India; H.Jinxin Development and Choice; A.Saich Conclusion; B.Gilley

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