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Asia Maior Special Issue 2 / 2022

US-China Competition, COVID-19 and Democratic Backsliding in Asia

Anno di pubblicazione: 2022
Asia Maior Special Issue 2 / 2022

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China’s Official Narratives on Xinjiang: Interethnic mingling, economic prosperity and religious terrorism

Available also in pdf – Download Pdf The northwest province of Xinjiang in the People’s Republic of China has drawn international attention recently because of state-perpetrated violence towards its non-Han population. This paper examines how Chinese authorities construct their narratives about the Xinjiang issue and justify their actions in the region. The analysis will focus […]

COVID-19 and China’s Global Image

Available also in pdf – Download Pdf With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the PRC experienced one of its worst internal and international crises, in economic terms but above all in terms of image and prestige. The COVID-19 pandemic, in fact, came at a critical juncture in both China’s internal and international relations, given […]

The role of South Korea amid US-China Competition

Available also in pdf – Download Pdf Due to its crucial strategic position, over the course of history Korea has several times found itself subject to the consequences of great power rivalry, with very negative results. The cases of the conflict between the Chinese Empire and Japan at the end of the 19th century and […]

Democratic backsliding amid the COVID-19 pandemic in India

Available also in pdf – Download Pdf The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic led many analysts to worry about the fate of global democracy, as governments the world over centralised power and enacted emergency legislation. In India, the world’s largest democracy, this prediction has turned out to be accurate. However, this article will argue that […]

The US-China Rivalry in South Asia and Pakistan’s hedging dilemma

Available also in pdf – Download Pdf   China’s re-emergence as a great power, and the ensuing competition with the United States over the norms, rules and values underpinning the international order, has signalled the return of great power rivalry in global politics. Asia is at the very heart of these dynamics, as testified by […]



LIST OF THE ASIA MAIOR’S ANNUAL ISSUES With, in brackets, the recommended citation style Available also in pdf – Download Pdf Vol. I Giorgio Borsa e Paolo Beonio-Brocchieri (a cura di), Asia Major. Un mondo che cambia, Ispi/il Mulino, Bologna 1990 (Asia Maior, Vol. I/1990); Vol. II Giorgio Borsa e Paolo Beonio-Brocchieri (a cura di), […]

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