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China and the Islamic World: How the New Silk Road is Transforming Global Politics

Robert R. Bianchi


China is building a New Silk Road that runs through the heartland of the Muslim world. Its leaders promise to bring about change through improved economies and greater communications across the Eurasian and African continents. While China has the financial and technical resources to accomplish its infrastructure goals, it is sorely unprepared to deal with the social and political demands of the people in the partner countries. This book addresses how China’s leaders and citizens—in their relationships with Pakistan, Turkey, Indonesian, Iran, Nigeria, and Egypt—are learning that they have to re ... More

Keywords: New Silk Road, Belt and Road, Chinese diplomacy, Muslim world, megaregions, Eurasia, Africa, geopolitics, coevolution, China threat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190915285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190915285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert R. Bianchi, author
Advisor and Visiting Professor, Middle East Studies Institute, Shanghai International Studies University