Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia

Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia

Thant Myint-U

Thant Myint-U's Where China Meets India is a bright, looking, well timed publication in regards to the distant sector that's by surprise a geopolitical heart of the area.

From their very beginnings, China and India were walled off from one another: through the towering summits of the Himalayas, through an enormous and impenetrable jungle, through antagonistic tribes and distant inland kingdoms stretching one thousand miles from Calcutta throughout Burma to the higher Yangtze River.

Soon this final nice frontier will vanish―the forests lower, airborne dirt and dust roads changed via superhighways, insurgencies crushed―leaving China and India uncovered to one another as by no means ahead of. This uncomplicated shift in geography―as unexpected and profound because the starting of the Suez Canal―will bring about extraordinary connections one of the 3 billion humans of Southeast Asia and the some distance East.

What will this transformation suggest? Thant Myint-U is in a distinct place to grasp. over the last few years he has traveled widely throughout this tremendous territory, the place high-speed trains and sparkling new buying shops are actually coming inside of remarkable distance of the final far-flung rebellions and impoverished mountain groups. And he has explored the hot strategic centrality of Burma, the place Asia's emerging, monstrous powers seem to be vying for supremacy.

At as soon as a travelogue, a piece of heritage, and an educated inspect the longer term, Where China Meets India takes us around the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region's lengthy and wealthy heritage and its surprising value for the remainder of the world.

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