Tangled Territories: China and Asia

By Abhirup Das
₹ 1,295.00

Subject : (Geopolitics/Defence/IR)
About The Book :

In the vast expanse of Asia, where history, culture, and geopolitics intertwine, few issues have sparked as much intrigue and tension as China's territorial disputes with various countries in the region. This book, "Tangled Territories: China and Asia," embarks on a compelling journey to shed light on the complexities, historical roots, and geopolitical implications of these intricate disputes that have shaped the landscape of Asian geopolitics. Stretching from the Himalayas to the South China Sea, China's territorial aspirations have collided with the interests and sovereignty claims of its neighboring countries. From Japan's Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands in China) to the Philippines' Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal in the Philippines and Huangyan Dao in China), the contested regions bear witness to a web of historical grievances and unresolved boundaries that continue to shape contemporary relationships. The preface of this book sets out to illuminate the historical context of these territorial disputes, tracing back to ancient times, when empires and kingdoms vied for control over strategic lands. Understanding the roots of these disputes becomes imperative in deciphering the current dynamics and the evolving nature of China's territorial assertiveness in Asia.
Moreover, this preface touches upon the modern-day geopolitical climate in the region, where China's rise as a global power has redefined the dynamics of international relations. The geopolitical significance of contested territories has heightened as the stakes of regional influence and resources come into play. The tensions that arise from these disputes have ramifications not only for the countries directly involved but also for the broader geopolitical balance in Asia and beyond.

About the Author :

Abhirup Das is an esteemed scholar and expert in the fields of international relations and geopolitics, whose passion for understanding global affairs has been a driving force throughout his academic journey. Hailing from India, Abhirup's insatiable curiosity and intellectual acumen have propelled him to unravel the complexities of international relations, with a particular focus on the intricate web of geopolitics in Asia. Abhirup's academic pursuit began in India, where he delved into the nuances of international relations. His academic journey was marked by a rigorous pursuit of knowledge, critical thinking, and a commitment to understanding the ever-changing dynamics of global politics. As he specialized in the study of geopolitics, his fascination with the complexities of international relations in the Asian region grew, leading him to focus on China's territorial disputes with neighboring countries. Throughout his studies, Abhirup demonstrated exceptional dedication and scholarly excellence, earning recognition from his peers and professors alike. His keen interest in the historical, political, and strategic dimensions of territorial disputes in Asia laid the foundation for his future pursuits. Beyond the classroom, Abhirup's intellectual curiosity drove him to engage with various think tanks, policy forums, and research centers, where he sought to broaden his understanding of geopolitical challenges in the region. Through these interactions, he fostered connections with experts and scholars who contributed to the enrichment of his knowledge and research. Armed with a deep understanding of international relations and geopolitics, Abhirup embarked on a research journey, seeking to shed light on the complexities of China's territorial disputes in Asia. His exploration encompassed historical archives, diplomatic records, and extensive academic literature, allowing him to gain valuable insights into the historical roots and contemporary implications of these territorial contentions.

WEIGHT 500 Gms
DIMENSIONS 6.14 X 9.21 in