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Super Continent : The Logic of Eurasian Integration, Paperback / softback Book

Super Continent : The Logic of Eurasian Integration Paperback / softback


A Eurasian transformation is underway, and it flows from China.

With a geopolitically central location, the country's domestic and international policies are poised to change the face of global affairs.

The Belt and Road Initiative has called attention to a deepening Eurasian continentalism that has, argues Kent Calder, much more significant implications than have yet been recognized.

In Super Continent, Calder presents a theoretically guided and empirically grounded explanation for these changes.

He shows that key inflection points, beginning with the Four Modernizations and the collapse of the Soviet Union; and culminating in China's response to the Global Financial Crisis and Crimea's annexation, are triggering tectonic shifts.

Furthermore, understanding China's emerging regional and global roles involves comprehending two ongoing transformations-within China and across Eurasia as a whole-and that the two are profoundly interrelated.

Calder underlines that the geo-economic logic that prevailed across Eurasia before Columbus, and that made the Silk Road a central thoroughfare of world affairs for close to two millennia, is reasserting itself once again.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: International relations
  • ISBN: 9781503609617

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