The New Silk Roads

The New Silk Roads asks us to re-examine who we are and where we stand in the world, illuminating the themes on which all our lives and livelihoods depend.

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526607433

Category: History

Page: 336

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A brand new book from the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads 'Masterly mapping out of a new world order' – Evening Standard Revised and updated edition The New Silk Roads takes a fresh look at the relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the ancient trade routes today. The world is changing dramatically and in an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the western world stand in sharp contrast to events along the Silk Roads, where ties are being strengthened and mutual cooperation established. This prescient contemporary history provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. Following the Silk Roads eastwards from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, Peter Frankopan assesses the global reverberations of continual shifts in the centre of power – all too often absent from headlines in the west. The New Silk Roads asks us to re-examine who we are and where we stand in the world, illuminating the themes on which all our lives and livelihoods depend. The Silk Roads, a major reassessment of world history, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Shadow Exchanges along the New Silk Roads

This volume offers a bottom-up view of the trans-border informal exchanges across Asia and Eurasia, and analyses its clash and mesh with the state-orchestrated Belt-Road cooperation.

Author: Eva Hung

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048541344

Category: Business & Economics

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Long before China promulgated the official One Belt One Road initiatives, vast networks of cross-border exchanges have already existed across Asia and Eurasia. The dynamics of such trade and resource flow have largely been outside state control, and are pushed to the realm of the shadow economy. The official initiative is a state-driven attempt to enhance the orderly flow of resources across countries along the Belt-Road, hence extending the reach of the states to the shadow economies. This volume offers a bottom-up view of the trans-border informal exchanges across Asia and Eurasia, and analyses its clash and mesh with the state-orchestrated Belt-Road cooperation. By undertaking a comparative study of country cases along the new silk roads, the book underlines the intended and unintended consequences of such competing routes of connectivity on the socio-economic conditions of local communities.

China and the New Silk Road

This book studies the Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), also called "New Silk Road", and focuses on its regional and local effects.

Author: Harald Pechlaner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030433994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

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This book studies the Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), also called "New Silk Road", and focuses on its regional and local effects. Written by experts from various fields, it presents a range of case studies on the geopolitical, socio-economic, ecological and cultural implications of the BRI for European regions and their stakeholders. The book is divided into four parts, the first of which discusses the history of and China’s motivations for the BRI. The second part explores the global phenomenon from a number of regional standpoints. In turn, the third part presents studies on the political, socio-economic, cultural and ecological implications of the New Silk Road project. The final part highlights the tourism prospects in connection with the Silk Road project, as tourism has established itself as an important economic sector in many regions along the historic Silk Road. This book will appeal to scholars of economics, international relations and tourism, decision-makers, managers, chambers of commerce and entrepreneurs with special interests in establishing collaboration with the Chinese market.


The Silk Roads

A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408839962

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 730

The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east. 'Magnificent' Sunday Times 'Immensely entertaining ... so ambitious, so detailed, so fascinating' The Times For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west – in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure. Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to dominate global politics, commerce and culture. A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.

Japan and the New Silk Road

Central Asia on Japan's diplomatic agenda : security, resources, and humanitarianism -- Silk Road diplomacy of the DPJ cabinets : continuity, inertia and change -- Japan's aid in the New Silk Road : developmentalism, securitisation and ...

Author: Nikolay Murashkin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780367109905

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 226

View: 944

Central Asia on Japan's diplomatic agenda : security, resources, and humanitarianism -- Silk Road diplomacy of the DPJ cabinets : continuity, inertia and change -- Japan's aid in the New Silk Road : developmentalism, securitisation and likely prototype for Belt and road? -- Energy Silk Road : anticipation and adaption in Japan's resource diplomacy -- Japan, China and Asian connectivity : competition, cooperation and the weaponisation of infrastructure finance?

On the New Silk Road

An enthralling journey across China's 'New Silk Road', through which it hopes to transform Asia and the world economy.

Author: Wade Shepard

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781783608331

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 106

The Silk Road once served as the vital artery of the ancient world, connecting China to societies across Eurasia, while providing China with immense wealth and prestige. Today, as China's wealth and power is once again on the rise, China is attempting to reaffirm its place at the center of global trade, and to do so, they are undertaking one of the most ambitious projects of modern times. As it is planned, this New Silk Road will use rail lines, highways, pipelines and shipping routes across China, Russia, the Middle East and Central Asia, unifying a region that has been contested for millennia. Journalist Wade Shepard has travelled the length and breadth of the future Road, from its planned starting point in Xi'an, China, to its outer reaches in Western Europe, and in On the New Silk Road he details his insightful observations. Shepard here provides an absorbing account of China's efforts to make the New Silk Road a reality, and its implications for the world as a whole. He argues that the Road represents the focal point of China's plans for an alternative economic order that China hopes will rival or even surpass that of the West. On the New Silk Road provides an essential and timely account of a crucial turning point in the history of Asia--and of the world.

The New Silk Road

Yet, as the stories chronicled in this insider's guide to doing business in China demonstrate, it is a battle that can be and is being won.

Author: John B. Stuttard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471377221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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The New Silk Road The first insider's guide to business success in China How is China different from other business environments?. . . What are the pitfalls and the keys to success there?. . . How different is the market place?. . . How do you make a joint venture work?. . . How do you overcome the bureaucratic hurdles to doing business in China?. . . How do you change a traditional Chinese business enterprise?. . . How do you develop good relationships with Chinese partners and government officials?. . . What experience should business managers have before going to work in China?. . . How do I find, train, and motivate local managers?. . . How do I manage the expectations of the head office?. . . . . .You'll find answers to these and other crucial questions about doing business in China in The New Silk Road. Based on interviews with the heads of operations of eleven top global corporations, The New Silk Road provides a fascinating account of how such companies as AIG, ASIMCO, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Lucent Technologies, Novartis, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, John Swire & Sons, Unilever, and United Technologies International broke into the China market. In a series of frank narrative accounts, these experts share what they have learned about everything from the nuts-and-bolts of developing a market for their products in China to the subtleties of the Chinese style of negotiating.


A Short Guide to the New Silk Road

This guide is addressed to all those eager to learn more about the New Silk Road.

Author: Adam Nobis

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631748671

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 159

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This guide is addressed to all those eager to learn more about the New Silk Road. Part 1 depicts some of the places and connections. Part 2 concerns people, institutions and projects. Part 3 deals with the various meanings and values attributed to the New Road. Part 4 explores what the New Silk Road means for the rest of the world.

China s New Silk Road Dreams

The contributions compiled in this issue engage in critical evaluation of China's "New Silk Road initiative" ("Belt and Road Initiative" [BRI]) by focusing on the potential long-term political and economic effects and implications for Sino ...

Author: Noesselt Nele

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643913494

Category:

Page: 192

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The contributions compiled in this issue engage in critical evaluation of China's "New Silk Road initiative" ("Belt and Road Initiative" [BRI]) by focusing on the potential long-term political and economic effects and implications for Sino-EUropean and Sino-African relations. The authors take the launching of the BRI (October 2013) as a starting point for a general, theory-guided qualitative re-evaluation of the basic patterns of Chinese foreign relations and global interactions under the fifth generation of Chinese political leaders. In 2013, the Chinese state president, Xi Jinping, framed BRI as a global connectivity network consisting of a multitude of overland passages and maritime transportation corridors. Xi Jinping's report to the 19th Party Congress (2017) set the BRI as an anchor concept of China's fine-tuned foreign strategy in the 21st century.

China and Europe on the New Silk Road

In this book an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars address how academic mobility and cooperation is taking shape along the New Silk Road and what difference it will make in the global higher education landscape.

Author: Distinguished Faculty Professor of Higher Education Marijk Van Der Wende

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198853025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 297

The launch of China's "New Silk Road" has seen a rapid development of its higher education and research systems. In this book an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars address how academic mobility and cooperation is taking shape along the New Silk Road and what difference it will make in the global higher education landscape.

New Silk Road China Meets Europe In The Baltic Sea Region The A Business Perspective

The land route starting from West China crosses Central Asia, Russia and Belarus before reaching the shores of the Baltic Sea.This book focuses on the business and economic dimensions of China's initiative: Chinese government objective and ...

Author: Larcon Jean-paul

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813221828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 381

The "Belt and Road" initiative announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 aims at reviving the ancient trade routes connecting China to Europe and Africa: the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road" and the inland "Silk Road Economic Belt". Both maritime and land routes of the New Silk Road meet Europe in the Baltics — a region accounting for some 150 million inhabitants representing 30% of the total EU population. The maritime route enters Europe through the Mediterranean Sea before reaching the largest European seaports of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea up to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The land route starting from West China crosses Central Asia, Russia and Belarus before reaching the shores of the Baltic Sea. This book focuses on the business and economic dimensions of China's initiative: Chinese government objective and policies, the strategies of Chinese and foreign firms along the Silk Road, trade and investment between China and Nordic-Baltic countries, the Eurasia Land Bridge corridors and logistics, the impact of the New Silk Road on the economies of Central Asia, new institutions financing the "Belt and Road", cross-cultural challenges and Sino-foreign joint ventures along the New Silk Road. The direct impact of China's initiative on economic sectors such as logistics services; the shipping, port management and maritime industry; construction and high-speed train; energy and engineering; and e-commerce, information technology and tourism will be assessed. Readers will be provided with an in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges for companies and regions along the New Silk Road as well as 17 short case studies focusing on China-led projects currently developed along the "Belt and Road" and 15 maps of the New Silk Road, the Baltic Sea Region and Central Asia to help in understanding China's vision and strategic moves.

New Silk Road

Central Asia's opium travels the ancient Silk Road. Russian Mafioso want to perfect routes. The US wants to disrupt. China seeks access to oil. Walt, an academic, is tagged to help.

Author: Brooks Tenney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781425118365

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 251

Central Asia's opium travels the ancient Silk Road. Russian Mafioso want to perfect routes. The US wants to disrupt. China seeks access to oil. Walt, an academic, is tagged to help.

The New Silk Road Diplomacy

Hasan Karrar traces how China cooperated with Russia and the Central Asian republics seeking to stabilize the region, facilitate commerce, and build an energy infrastructure.

Author: Hasan H. Karrar

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press

ISBN: 9780774816939

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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"With the collapse of the Soviet Union, newly independent states sprang up along China's western frontier. Suddenly, Beijing was forced to confront internal challenges to its authority at its border as well as international competition for energy and authority in Central Asia. Hasan Karrar traces how China cooperated with Russia and the Central Asian republics seeking to stabilize the region, facilitate commerce, and build an energy infrastructure. He also shows how this multilateral approach brought Beijing into direct competition with the United States, which views Central Asia as vital to its strategic interests."--BOOK JACKET.

China s Grand Strategy Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy

In this first book to use China's Belt and Road Initiative, previously known as China's New Silk Road, as a point of departure to explain why and how China is about to supersede America with regard to influence in Asia, Sarwar Kashmeri ...

Author: Sarwar A. Kashmeri

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440867917

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

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In the "Great Game" of the 21st century—gaining leadership and influence in Asia—the United States is rapidly being outflanked by China, which is investing in infrastructure, connectivity, and supply chains on an unprecedented global scale. • Explains the Belt and Road Initiative, including its historical roots, sources of funding and the financial and aid institutions being set up by China to subsidize and underwrite the projects • Describes in detail the most strategically important BRI projects, with the projects' scope, cost, and strategic impact • Evaluates the cultural, religious, and economic dangers of each of the key projects that China will have to overcome in order for the BRI to succeed • Suggests ways in which the United States might devise a grand strategy to live in the new world China is constructing and to maintain its standard of living • Draws from personal research and interviews with prominent Asian and American scholars, businessmen, military officials, and political experts

The Emperor s New Road

Taking readers on a journey to China’s projects in Asia, Europe, and Africa, Jonathan E. Hillman reveals how this grand vision is unfolding.

Author: Jonathan E. Hillman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300244584

Category: History

Page: 304

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A prominent authority on China’s Belt and Road Initiative reveals the global risks lurking within Beijing’s project of the century China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the world’s most ambitious and misunderstood geoeconomic vision. To carry out President Xi Jinping’s flagship foreign-policy effort, China promises to spend over one trillion dollars for new ports, railways, fiber-optic cables, power plants, and other connections. The plan touches more than one hundred and thirty countries and has expanded into the Arctic, cyberspace, and even outer space. Beijing says that it is promoting global development, but Washington warns that it is charting a path to global dominance. Taking readers on a journey to China’s projects in Asia, Europe, and Africa, Jonathan E. Hillman reveals how this grand vision is unfolding. As China pushes beyond its borders and deep into dangerous territory, it is repeating the mistakes of the great powers that came before it, Hillman argues. If China succeeds, it will remake the world and place itself at the center of everything. But Xi may be overreaching: all roads do not yet lead to Beijing.

The Prequel to China s New Silk Road

This book tells the exciting story behind the largest geopolitical infrastructure project of our time. This book offers the prequel to China's successful implementation of its New Silk Road, the so-called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Author: Tilman Pradt

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811547084

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

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This book offers the prequel to China's successful implementation of its New Silk Road, the so-called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The preconditions for the establishment of especially the land route between China and Western Europe have been set decades ago in Central Asia. In the political, security, and economic realms, China had to find arrangements with Russia as well as the Central Asian states. Border disputes had to be resolved, a security architecture and political cooperation was lacking. The key to BRI's success today lies in China's successful diplomacy of the 1990s and 2000s. This book tells the exciting story behind the largest geopolitical infrastructure project of our time.

The New Silk Road

This book examines developments in the lands lying between China and Europe. Richard Griffiths asks the question: what if China was not alone in funding new infrastructure or in facilitating trade, nor even the first?

Author: Richard T Griffiths

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789492439055

Category:

Page: 184

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In 2013 China's Belt and Road initiative reawakened public attention to the issue of trade and transport. At the same time it stoked fears about China's true intentions. It was easy for critics to conjure images of a tide of Chinese steel and cement spilling over the Eurasian continent. But what if China were not alone in funding new infrastructure and in facilitating trade, nor the first? Richard T. Griffiths explores the construction of new trading networks along the route of the ancient Silk Road between Europe and China. His book answers the question: who has been building the new Silk Road? This important book contributes to a more informed and better grounded distinction between what is ?real? and what is ?dream? in the Chinese BRI rhetoric, and provides us with an excellent platform to a deeper understanding of current and future Silk Road narratives.?Claes G. Alvstam, Professor Emeritus Economic Geography, University of Gothenburg.

China s Global Rebalancing and the New Silk Road

In this volume, a galaxy of eminent academics from India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Germany and Southeast Asia have critically analysed every aspect of this mammoth project, including the six major economic corridors identified by China ...

Author: B. R. Deepak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811059721

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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This collaborative volume​ discusses the One Belt One Road, or the New Silk Road, initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping from the perspectives of the Belt and Road countries. This initiative has been viewed as a re-globalization drive by China in the backdrop of financial crisis of the West and the latter’s increasingly protectionist tendencies of late. Rather than ‘rebalancing’ towards a certain region, this is supposed to be China’s ‘global rebalancing’ aimed at inclusiveness and a win-win partnership. The initiative has raised hopes as well as suspicions about China's goals and intentions; that is, whether this is in sync with China’s foreign policy goals, such as multipolarity, no hegemonic aspirations, and common security, or if this is an antidote to the U.S. foreign policy goals in the region, and China’s ambition to realizing its long-term vision for Asian regional and global order. In this volume, a galaxy of eminent academics from India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Germany and Southeast Asia have critically analysed every aspect of this mammoth project, including the six major economic corridors identified by China for policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, unimpeded trade, monetary circulation, and people to people exchanges. The authors have interpreted China’s peripheral, regional as well as global diplomacy both over land and sea. This topical volume is of interest to scholars and students of Asian studies, China studies, Asian history, development studies, international relations and international trade.