Sino-Indian relations, due to the geopolitical ambitions of both countries, play a significant role in world politics. For Kazakhstan, which is a direct neighbor to China and extended to India, and strategic partner of both, it is important to formulate an analytical understanding of the processes taking place between the two regional powers.
Based on the hypothesis that Kazakhstan’s perspective on China-India relations has been myopic in terms of theoretical approach, narrative perspective, and use of sources, the study seeks to understand major approaches to the study of the interaction between China and India by analyzing historiography, policy documents and perspectives of the expert community of Kazakhstan.
The aim of the project is to conceptualize the main approaches of Kazakhstan towards relations between China and India through analysis of the research literature and an examination of existing documents, as well as determining an understanding of Kazakhstan’s academic and expert society on Sino-Indian relations by conducting a survey.
– Muratbekova, A.; Ordabayev, A.; Rakhymzhan, G.. Kazakhstan’s connectivity paradigms with China and India: a comparative analysis. Journal of Oriental Studies, [S.l.], v. 98, n. 3, p. 67-76, sep. 2021. ISSN 2617-1864.
– International Relations Approaches to Sinology and Indology in Kazakhstan – forthcoming
– Virtual roundtable “China-India Relations and Kazakhstan: Reconceptualising the Regional Multistate Paradigm”
The project was supported by the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (grant AP08957343).