Front Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 4-9

Contents, Maps

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pp. vii-x

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1. Jigsaw: Counting to 1.3 Billion

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pp. 1-8

People who work in finance often speak of the magic of large numbers. The same applies to politics. To manage the biggest challenges facing the planet, China and India must be at the table. Steering the world economy, combating poverty, slowing global warming, preventing nuclear war—these are big and hard problems. ...

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2. Less Than Perfect Unions

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pp. 9-36

When Chairman Mao Zedong and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru established China’s and India’s modern systems in the late 1940s, both feared the power of provinces and states. Over six decades later, China’s and India’s most dynamic locales have pulled these two countries into leadership positions in the world economy. ...

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3. China: Promised Lands, Heartlands, Badlands

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pp. 37-85

Today’s China is a crowded three-panel landscape painting. The first panel is a vibrant entrepreneurial coast. The second is a rising, inland region, where most Chinese live and where state-led economic growth dominates. The third is a remote, restive, but resource-rich west. ...

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4. India: Forward States, Backward States, and Swing States

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pp. 86-131

India, like China, now has both spectacularly wealthy urban centers and also hundreds of millions who live in rural poverty. India’s coast, like China’s, now features states that are global trade and investment hubs. Its hinterlands, like China’s, struggle to generate sustained economic growth, to responsibly steward natural resources, ...

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5. Power Politics, Inside Out

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pp. 132-160

Since Hu Jintao and Manmohan Singh took power in the early 2000s, China and India have regularly pledged greater cooperation with the United States and Europe on finding reliable, affordable, and sustainable sources of energy. One could predict that their regular summit meetings with industrial powers would touch on energy cooperation. ...

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6. Differently the Same: Inside Out Diplomacy

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pp. 161-188

China is not only Beijing and Shanghai; India is not only New Delhi and Mumbai. The United States and Europe need to understand the range of important localities in the world’s two largest nations, and they also must actively engage with those local communities and their leaders. ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 189-196

There are many great research institutions in the world, but none more supportive, collegial, and interdisciplinary than Brookings. Three years of planning and execution went into this short book, along with considerable help from many Brookings colleagues. ...

Notes

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pp. 197-224

Index

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pp. 225-235

Back Cover

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pp. 249-249