History Matters: How China leverages the Past to Serve the Future

A book review of How China Sees India and the World by Shyam Saran





In his new book, How China Sees India and the World, scholar and former diplomat Shyam Saran argues that an instrumental approach to history has been a hallmark of Chinese political life through the centuries. Competing with a rising Communist China today requires the world to actively contest Beijing's historical narratives.


Communist Party of China, Belt and Road, The Silk Road, Xi Jinping, Tibet, Buddhism, China

Author Bio

Manoj Kewalramani, Takshashila Institution

Manoj Kewalramani is a Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. His research focuses on Chinese politics, foreign policy and approaches to new technologies.

He also curates a weekly brief, Eye on China, which tracks developments in China from an Indian perspective.