The Sino-Indian Border War and the Foreign Policies of China and India (1950-1965)

Zhang Muchun
Bangor University, U.K.

Fan Hong
Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, China

Series: Asian Studies
BISAC: HIS008000



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There has been growing interest in the historical analysis of the Sino-Indian relations and the Sino-Indian border issue, yet little research has focused on the impact of two government’s foreign policies concerning the Sino-Indian border issue and border war. This book examines the Sino-Indian relations, particularly the Sino-Indian border issue and border war, Tibetan issues, and China and India’s foreign policies from the 1950s to 1960s. This book will discuss the origin and development of the Sino-Indian border issue and connections between national diplomatic policies and the border disputes in China and India.

More specifically, this book aims to illustrate the origins of the Sino-Indian border dispute, the role Tibet played in the Sino-Indian border issue, the impacts of their foreign policies on the Sino-Indian border issue from the 1950s to the 1960s, the measures both states took to ease boundary tensions and conflicts, the reasons for the outbreak of the 1962 Border War, and the changes to foreign policies the two governments made before and after the 1962 Border War. This book involves the collection and analysis of historical archival materials and official documents from both China and India. The book is mainly aimed at researchers, undergraduates and postgraduate students in the subject areas of the history of international relations and Chinese studies. It could be used in a wide range of courses since it offers insights into the aspects of historical and international relations found within Chinese society. It will be of interest to academic libraries, research institutes, universities, and students either as a textbook or as reading material. Due to the appeal and relevance of the subject, this book would also be of interest to people who want to know more about the history of Sino-Indian border disputes as well as China and India’s foreign policies from 1950 to the 1960s through such a particular and appropriate topic.



Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Pre-1950s: The Background of the Origin of the Sino-Indian Border Issue

Chapter 3. 1950-1958: China and India’s Foreign Policies and their impact on the border issue

Chapter 4. 1959: The Tibetan Rebellion and Its Impacts on China and India’s Foreign Policies and the Sino-Indian Border Issue

Chapter 5. 1959-1962: The Talks on the Border Disputes between China and India from 1959 to 1961 and the 1962 Sino-Indian Border War

Chapter 6. 1962-1965: The Aftermath of the 1962 Sino-Indian Border War and the Changes of China and India’s Foreign Policies in the Post-war Period

Chapter 7. Conclusion



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