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Shinichiro Tabata (Ed.): Eurasia’s Regional Powers Compared – China, India, Russia , 2015, 244pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-78294-5

Taking a long view, and a wide perspective, this book by Japan’s leading scholars on Asia and Eurasia provides a comprehensive and systematic comparison of the three greatest powers in the region and assesses how far the recent growth trajectories of these countries are sustainable in the long run. The book demonstrates the huge impact on the region of these countries. It examines the population, resource and economic basis for the countries’ rise, considers political, social and cultural factors, and sets recent developments in a long historical context. Throughout, the different development paths of the three countries are compared and contrasted, and the new models for the future of the world order which they represent are analysed.

Table of Contents:

Introduction Shinichiro Tabata 
Part 1: Economic Development

    1. A Comparison of Trade Policy Reform in China, India, and Russia Tomoo Marukawa and Yugo Konno
    2. Emergence of Regional Powers in the International Financial System Shinichiro Tabata

Part 2: Political Systems and Diplomacy 

    1. Power and Limitations of Dominant Party Control: United Russia, the Indian Congress, and the Chinese Communist Party Compared Atsushi Ogushi and Yuko Adachi 
    2. Client, Agent or Bystander? Patronage and Village Leadership in India, Russia and China Fumiki Tahara 
    3. Loss of Political Leadership and Passive “Triple Transformation” in the Former Soviet Union: A Comparison with China’s Reform Strategy Liang Tang 
    4. The Political Consequences of Peace: China’s Retreat for Survival, 1988-1991 Yoshifumi Nakai 
    5. India’s Pragmatic Diplomacy with Major Powers: A Comparative Study of the Strategic Partnership with the US, China, and Russia Toru Ito

Part 3: History 

    1. Autonomous Regions in the Eurasian Borderlands as a Legacy of the First World War Yoshiro Ikeda 
    2. Empires and Sharia: A Comparison of Colonial Islamic Legal Systems Jun Akiba

Part 4: Culture and Society

  1. Delineating Contours: Portrayal of Regional Powers in British Asian Migrant Literature Hisae Komatsu 
  2. Illusion and Mirror: Images of China in the Contemporary Russian Literature Go Koshino 
  3. UNESCO World Heritage in Regional Powers: Changing Representation of Cultural Heritage of Religious Interest Sanami Takahashi, Noriko Maejima, and Hiroshi Kobayashi

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