China Primer

An Introduction to a Culture and a Neighbour

Book Description

The China Primer is a compact but comprehensive review of China's history, the cultural traits of that country motivating its domestic and international conduct, its historical experiences of the last two centuries which shape its current worldview, and the policies that form the basis for the progress it has achieved in the last six decades and the problems it faces today.

China has always been probably the most important country in the world for very many reasons. Therefore, we need studies of that country that is accessible to the general audience. This book is thus presented to such a readership as an attempt to study China from an Indian perspective.

About Iyer, G S.

G S Iyer was a career diplomat with extensive experience in Asia who started his career 50 years back in China. He has maintained an academic interest in China ever since.