One Asia, or Many? Reflections from connected history

  title={One Asia, or Many? Reflections from connected history},
  author={S. Subrahmanyam},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  • S. Subrahmanyam
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
  • It is now widely rumoured that the ‘Asian century’ is upon us. But what does this really mean? As late as 1988, Deng Xiaoping—in remarks made before the Indian prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi—expressed some scepticism about the facility of the formulation. As Deng stated then: In recent years people have been saying that the next century will be the century of Asia and the Pacific, as if that were sure to be the case. I disagree with this view. If we exclude the United States, the only countries… CONTINUE READING
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