Book Details

Author(s): Brig Sanjeev Chauhan
ISBN: 9788194163480
Publication Year: 2019
Binding: HB
Pages: 248
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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China’s Strategic Behaviour takes us on an enticing and a grand journey. It traces China’s past and present and translates - Chinese thoughts, choice and behaviour. The book attempts to unlock the overwhelming complexity and energy of a country which has been misunderstood owing to the cloak with which it has kept itself chaste. As China continues its inexorable rise and regains its position of strength as a result of its incredible economic growth, it feels justified in asserting its ‘rightful place’ in the new world order. It is only after the humiliation of being colonised by the Western powers that China realised the extent of its frailty and fragility. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came into being in a fragmented country and therefore, had a monumental task of blowing life into it.

The twenty – first century belongs to   the country which has size, sway and stockpile and China more than qualifies when it comes to the aforementioned parameters. China has emerged as a major influencer in the post-modern times and it is enthralling to see the manner in which it has accomplished the same. This book, is, a humble attempt to decipher China’s strategies in order to provide insight into the various routes which China might tread in the future to claim its rightful position. 


“Chauhan goes right to the heart of the matter and provides a well written and carefully researched book that contributes significantly to our understanding of contemporary Chinese politics. Solid research!”
Claude Arpi, Author of 1962 and the McMahon Line Saga, Tibet: The Lost Frontier and Dharamshala and Beijing: The Negotiations that Never Were. 

"A timely book written with a novelist’s eye, a crisp prose and a narrative flair. The book provides deep insight into how China sees the world and what will shape its destiny.``

Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee,
 Member of the Board of Governors at Forum for Strategic Initiative, New Delhi, India.

“This is a work of cool-headed analysis and clear-eyed assessment of China—its global ambitions, domestic limitations, paradox of its external hubris and internal insecurities. Richly researched and written in lively engaging prose, this book should become staple reading for all those who want to understand China of the present and where it is headed in the future.”

Lieutenant General Deependra Singh Hooda, Former General Officer Commanding in Chief Indian Army’s Northern Command. 

“Unputdownable ! A well-researched book that deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history and the turbo-driven landscape of its current affairs. Lively and illuminating!”

Ambassador Dr Deepak Vohra, Special Advisor to the Prime Ministers of Lesotho and Guinea-Bissau.

"Grounded in historical dynamics, informed of contemporary debates and meticulous insights, the volume attempts to unravel China`s strategic behaviour in a cogent style. Complex issues, ideas and phenomenon in China are presented that can be easily understood by the lay and the expert."

Srikanth Kondapalli, Chairman and Professor in Chinese Studies, Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi.

ABOUT Author


Sanjeev Chauhan is an Indian soldier   who has been an avid observer of China for over four decades. Due to      his long association, he has gained a comprehensive understanding of what ticks the Dragon and what determines its choices. In this book he unravels what guides China’s decision-making process as well as the way in which China`s past affects its conduct in its encounters with the contemporary world. This is his first book as a Senior Research Fellow at The United Service Institution of India (USI).

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