Ethnic Challenges beyond Borders

Chinese and Russian Perspectives of the Central Asian Conundrum

  • Yongjin Zhang
  • Rouben Azizian

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Yongjin Zhang, Rouben Azizian
      Pages 1-8
  3. Political Challenges

  4. The Ethnic Conundrum

  5. Economic Agonies

  6. Strategic and Security Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Sergei Lounev, Gleryi Shirokov
      Pages 218-233
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 234-240

About this book


A rare collection of essays by leading Chinese and Russian Central Asian specialists. The contributors address the problems and challenges posed by the resurgence of Central Asia to China and Russia. Both Countries are in search of a post communist and post cold war order. The editors explore uncertain transformations in Central Asia and their implications for Chinese and Russian foreign policies and speculate on the possible outcome of the current search for a regional order.


China Cold War communism conflict conflicts dynamics economy interdependence Iran market economy perception reform state transformation war

Editors and affiliations

  • Yongjin Zhang
    • 1
  • Rouben Azizian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political StudiesUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand

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