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About the Book

The book discusses key domestic forces driving current Chinese growth ranging from economic reforms to governance practices, and analyses their impact and influence at home as well as on China's foreign and security policies in its near and extended neighbourhood. It also looks at specific themes - technology, agricultural development, reform of state-owned enterprises and the use of Party bodies to engage in foreign propaganda work among other issues to offer examples of the merging of Chinese domestic political and foreign policy interests. In the process, the volume offers its readers a better idea of China's place in the world as the Chinese themselves see it and the implications over time for China, its neighbourhood and the wider world. The book uniquely has an all Asian cast of experts on Chinese domestic, foreign and security policies. For more see :


About the Speakers

Dr. Jabin T. Jacob, co-editor of the volume, is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations & Governance Studies at the Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida and Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He was formerly Fellow and Assistant Director at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. Jacob's research interests include Chinese domestic politics, China-South Asia relations, Sino-Indian border areas, Indian and Chinese worldviews, and centre-province relations in China. Some of his work can be found at

Dr. Hoang The Anh, is a Senior Researcher at Institute of Chinese Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences with 25 years of experience studying China. He has held the position of Vice Director- General of the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences for 10 years and is currently also the Editor-in-Chief of Vietnam's Chinese Studies Review. He received his Bachelor's degree from Hanoi Foreign Language University in 1995 with majors in English and Chinese, a Master's in Social Sciences in 2001 from Taiwan's Nanhua University and a PhD in Sociology in 2005 from China's Sun Yat-sen University. Dr. Hoang specializes in China's economy, society, and development strategy and on Vietnam-China's relations.

Dr. Cu Chi Loi is Associate Professor and Director-General at the Institute of Americas Studies in Vietnam's Academy of Social Sciences. He received his Bachelor's in Political Economics from Hanoi National University in 1983, Master's in Development Economics, from Williams College, USA and a PhD in Political Economics from the Institute of Economics, Hanoi. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Dr. Cu's interests cover US-China strategic competition, the US economy as well as Vietnam-US relations.

Dr. Ngeow Chow Bing is Director of the Institute of China Studies at the University of Malaya. He received his PhD in Public and International Affairs from Northeastern University, Boston, USA. His scholarly articles on China have appeared in journals such as China Review, Asian Politics and Policy, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Contemporary Southeast Asia, East Asia: An International Quarterly, China: An International Journal, Problems of Post-Communism, Issues and Studies, and International Journal of China Studies. His edited books include Researching China in Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2019) and Southeast Asia and China: A Contest in Mutual Socialization (World Scientific, 2017). Dr. Ngeow's research interests include China's political reforms, organization and management of the Chinese Communist Party, China's minorities, and China-Southeast Asia relations.


About the Chair

Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty is a founding member of the Institute of Chinese Studies, its former Chairperson, and currently its Honorary Fellow. A former Professor of Political Science, University of Delhi, he is a social scientist, China scholar and a peace and human rights activist with theoretical as well as empirical research interest in the study of China, India and global transformation. He has done extensive research on modern China including the Chinese Revolution and the political economy of the People's Republic and has done a number of national and international research projects leading to several edited volumes. Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty's publication, China's Transformation: The Success Story and the Success Trap (Sage: 2018) is based on a thirty-year study of China's reforms with focus on Wuxi. He has also edited China at a Turning Point: Perspectives after the Nineteenth Party Congress (Pentagon Press: 2019)

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