China Ascendant: Its Rise and Implications

China Ascendant: Its Rise and Implications

Harsh V. Pant


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China is on the cusp of becoming a superpower. The transformation of Beijing's regional and global position over the last three and a half decades has received extensive attention from experts and opinion- and decision-makers across the world. The responses of the states in the Indo-Pacific and beyond to China's rise is currently a mixture of trepidation, confrontation and cooperation. China Ascendant is an eclectic collection of articles by some of the finest minds in India and seeks to capture the pattern and complexities of Beijing's engagement with the world and the states around its rim-land. In these are insightful analyses on several facets of Chinese power - economic, military, technological and political - and they provide a peroration on China's societal trends, environmental profile, energy needs, media strategy and cultural influences.


Harsh V. Pant:
Harsh V. Pant is director, studies and head of strategic studies programme at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He holds a joint appointment as professor of international relations in the Defence Studies Department and the India Institute at King's College London. He is also a non-resident fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.