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Author Thant Myint-U
Title Where China meets India : Burma and the new crossroads of Asia / Thant Myint-U
Publisher New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
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 Rodman Main Adult  959.1 T367    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st American ed
Descript ix, 361 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled off from each other: by the towering summits of the Himalayas, by a vast and impenetrable jungle, by hostile tribes and remote inland kingdoms stretching a thousand miles from Calcutta across Burma to the upper Yangtze River.Soon this last great frontier will vanish—the forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies crushed—leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography—as sudden and profound as the opening of the Suez Canal—will lead to unprecedented connections among the three billion people of Southeast Asia and the Far East.What will this change mean? Thant Myint-U is in a unique position to know. Over the past few years he has traveled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming new shopping malls are now coming within striking distance of the last far-flung rebellions and impoverished mountain communities. And he has explored the new strategic centrality of Burma, where Asia’s two rising, giant powers appear to be vying for supremacy.At once a travelogue, a work of history, and an informed look into the future,Where China Meets Indiatakes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region’s long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world."--Dust flap
Subject Burma -- Description and travel
Burma -- Boundaries -- China
China -- Boundaries -- Burma
Burma -- Boundaries -- India
India -- Boundaries -- Burma
ISBN 9780374299071
0374299072

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