India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947: History and by A.G. Noorani

By A.G. Noorani

Boundary concerns have constantly occupied a primary concentration within the family among India and China. Highlighting the position of background, coverage, and international relations, this e-book lines the origins and improvement of the India–China boundary challenge through the British Raj. A.G. Noorani exhibits how British efforts to safe an outlined boundary within the western zone begun instantly after the construction of Jammu & Kashmir in 1846. notwithstanding, within the jap quarter, such an workout all started merely sixty-five years later, while a chinese language danger used to be perceived. interpreting the position of the forms and diplomatic negotiations, the writer offers a nuanced research of the treaties and conventions, in addition to inner debates among British officers on conflicting regulations. Breaking new floor, this publication evaluates the relevance of the Indian Independence Act, 1947, and explains how the diplomatic historical past within the final hundred years formed the boundary challenge among India and China. What used to be an issue irritated right into a dispute that erupted in 1959. The primary thesis is that historical past had direct relevance to the shaping of a legitimate coverage. in response to archival study and unpublished fabric, this quantity makes use of twenty-two appendices and fourteen maps to provide a distinct standpoint on a protracted- status problem.

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