Changing Dynamics of India-Japan Relations : Buddhism to Special Strategic Partnership
Shamshad Ahmad Khan.
xxviii, 196 p. ills. maps. 24 cm.
Place & Publisher
1st ed. New Delhi, Pentagon Press.
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"This book traces evolution of India-Japan relations starting from
introduction of Buddhisma in Japan to institution of an annual prime
ministerial level dialogue between the two countries. An attempt has been
made to study how the relationship between the two Asian civilizations has
evolved over the centuries, putting the three aspects viz. political,
economic and cultural/religious together. It is important to establish the
driving factors behind the India-Japan ties. Is it the Rise of China, as
many scholars have argued, which has compelled the two Asian nations to
seek a closer strategic partnership or is it the continuation of the old
civilisational ties between the two which was disrupted due to
circumstances such as the two World Wars and the Cold War period.
No doubt, the external factors have played an important role in pushing the
two Asian countries closer. But there are various factors such as old
historical and civilisational ties between the two countries built around
dialogues among the itellectuals that have played an important role in
pushing the two countries closer and that cannot be discounted. After
examining the historical ties, the book, divided into various chapters,
analyzes contemporary aspects of India-Japan relations in the fields of
security, trade, economics, infrastructure developments, civil nuclear
cooperation and their quest to forge a rule based order."
1. India-Japan Relations : Tracing the Cultural and Religious Roots
2. Prelude to a New Partnership : India-Japan Relations from Meiji
Restoration to the End of World War II
3. India and Japan : The Cold War Shadow on the Two Asian Democratic
4. India-Japan Relations : Evaluating the Impact of Strategic Partnership
5. India-Japan Politico-Economic Engagements
6. India-Japan Cooperation and their Quest for a Rule-Based Order
7. India-Japan Nuclear Cooperation : Between Economic Gains and Ideal
8. Conclusion and Policy Suggestions
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