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Silk Road to Belt Road

Reinventing the Past and Shaping the Future

Editors: Islam, Md. Nazrul (Ed.)

  • Exclusively focuses on cultural connectivity and people-to-people interaction under China’s BRI
  • Approaches the BRI from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Addresses topics ranging from history to religion, language, culture, and so on
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About this book

This volume approaches China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a process of culturalization, one that started with the Silk Road and continued over the millennium. In mainstream literature, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been portrayed as the geo-economic vision and geo-political ambition of China’s current leaders, intended to shape the future of the world. However, this volume argues that although geo-politics and geo-economy may play their part, the BRI more importantly creates a venue for the meeting of cultures by promoting people-to-people interaction and exchange. This volume explores the journey from the Silk-Road to Belt-Road by analyzing topics ranging from history to religion, from language to culture, and from environment to health. As such, scholars, academics, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business will find an alternative approach to the Belt and Road Initiative.

About the authors

Md. Nazrul Islam is an Associate Professor at the General Education Office, United International College, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong; his MSc in Community Health and Health Management from Heidelberg University; and his Bachelor in Anthropology (First Class Honors) from Jahangirnagar University. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada (2015-16); a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong (2008); Attached to University of Calcutta, India (2004-2005); a Visiting Research Associate at the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines (2003); German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow, Germany (2002-03); and The United Nations University Fellow, Japan (2001). He is the author of the book Chinese and Indian Medicine Today-Branding Asia by Springer Nature (2017) and editor of Public Health Challenges in Contemporary China: An Interdisciplinary Perspective by Springer (2016). 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Silk Road to Belt Road: Meeting the Culture

    Islam, Md. Nazrul

    Pages 3-22

  • The Rise of China’s Past in the “Belt and Road Initiative” (from Historical Perspectives)

    Van, Dinh Trinh

    Pages 25-38

  • Imagining China in the New Silk Road: The Elephant and the World Jungle

    Chan, Siu-Han

    Pages 39-60

  • The Silk Road in the West: Lebanon’s Industrial History and Current Prospects for Partnership with China

    Perry, Mark

    Pages 61-71

  • Religion in China’s Public Diplomacy Towards the Belt and Road Countries in Asia

    Ngeow, Chow-Bing

    Pages 75-93

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2998-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2997-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Silk Road to Belt Road
Book Subtitle
Reinventing the Past and Shaping the Future
Editors
  • Md. Nazrul Islam
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2998-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2998-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2997-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVI, 350
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations
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