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Where India Meets China


South-east Asia was called Farther India even in the forties. But Farther India also fell within China’s imperial tributary system. While China actively supplemented history with economic and strategic initiatives, India neglected her cultural backyard until the nineties. It is not generally known that India’s almost accidental rediscovery then of what ancient Indians called Suvarnabhumi, Land of Gold, owes much to Lee Kuan Yew’s conviction that with China ascendant, unless India “emerges” Asia will be “submerged”. Based on eight long recorded conversations with Lee, “Looking East to Look West: Lee Kuan Yew’s Mission India” describes the process, and Lee’s hope that India and China will meet again in South-east Asia in cooperation and not confrontation.

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Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, Author: “Looking East to Look West: Lee Kuan Yew’s Mission India”

Monday, 05 July 2010
5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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