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Makers of Modern Asia

Edited by Ramachandra Guha

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674970809

Publication Date: 11/21/2016


400 pages

Belknap Press


  • Introduction: The Politics behind the Economics of Asia’s Rise [Ramachandra Guha]
  • 1. Gandhi, India, and the World [Ramachandra Guha]
  • 2. Chiang Kai-shek and Chinese Modernization [Jay Taylor]
  • 3. Ho Chi Minh: Nationalist Icon [Sophie Quinn-Judge]
  • 4. Mao Zedong and Charismatic Maoism [Rana Mitter]
  • 5. Jawaharlal Nehru: A Romantic in Politics [Ramachandra Guha]
  • 6. Zhou Enlai and China’s “Prolonged Rise” [Chen Jian]
  • 7. Sukarno: Anticipating an Asian Century [James R. Rush]
  • 8. Deng Xiaoping and the China He Made [Odd Arne Westad]
  • 9. Indira Gandhi: India and the World in Transition [Srinath Raghavan]
  • 10. Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew: Traveling Light, Traveling Fast [Michael D. Barr]
  • 11. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: In Pursuit of an Asian Pakistan [Farzana Shaikh]
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Credits
  • Index

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