Book title: China and the Brics: Setting up a Different Kitchen
Author(s): Srikanth Kondapalli & Priyanka Pandit(Eds.)
ISBN: 978-81-8274-927-6
Publication Year: 2017
Binding: HB
Pages: 356
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 Overview

About the Book:

BRICS initiative is gathering momentum in global affairs impacting on the global and regional orders. As a trans-continental, inter-governmental, consultative and multilateral emerging nations grouping, the BRICS agenda proved to be extensive, cooperative and all-round in nature touching upon issues of global and regional, traditional and non-traditional security issues, financial, monetary and market-related aspects.

Through its substantive essays, this volume offers a range of perspectives about China`s interactions with the BRICS and the implications for the global order. The book is a collection of twelve chapters, which addresses many key aspects of the multilateral initiative, with the focus being directed to analyzing the prospects and challenges for the group in the coming years. 

The volume – the first of its kind by China focused scholars - is divided into two sections- the first is thematic, which deals with the broad issues of global governance and its debates; the second section focuses on the intra-BRICS relationships. Beginning with China`s multilateral diplomacy, the book explores key debates in global governance that involves the rise of emerging powers, especially India and China, the issue of perception and reality, and the roles played by media and think tanks in institutionalizing the initiative as an effective representative of `south-south` cooperation. BRICS main focus areas on economy, energy and cyber security issues are extensively dealt with in this volume. In its second part, the volume has dealt with bilateral relations, where the individual relations between China and the other BRICS countries are being analysed.



About the Author:

Srikanth Kondapalli is a leading China specialist. He is currently Professor in Chinese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He taught at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Shandong University, Jinan, Jilin University, Changchun and at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming.  He is Chairman of the Centre for East Asian Studies, SIS, JNU thrice from 2008-10, 2012-14 and 2016-18. He is educated in Chinese studies in India and China and wrote two books (China`s Military: The PLA in Transition in 1999 & China`s Naval Power in 2001), two monographs, co-edited three volumes (Asian Security & China in 2004; China and its Neighbours in 2010 & China`s Military and India in 2012).

Priyanka Pandit is a researcher in Chinese political economy and her work focuses on China`s policies towards state owned enterprises and multilateral economic institutions. She worked for the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and a visiting fellow at the Jinan University, China. Her research publications appeared in Journal of South East Asian Studies, International Studies (Sage), as well as in Jamestown Foundation, Asia Times, etc. She is a recipient of Graduate Fellowship from the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.


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