"Locating China in Global History: Politics and Paradigms from the Cold War to the Beijing Olympics" Intellectual and political history of categories of knowledge production focusing on the fundamental shifts in the historiography of capitalism and the civilizational model of world history fostered by the emergence of China as a communist state and now global superpower. Anticipated date of completion: 2013.
The dual face of globalization is made up of on one side with the trend towards economic integration, the internet, and free-floating capital, and cultural-political racial neo-nationalisms and the fencing off of borders on the other. How has this dual dynamic of globalization and neo-nationalism played out in Asia? I explore aspects of this question with special reference to China and India, for no other dimension of the impact of globalization in Asia matches that of the impact of China’s arrival as a global capitalist superpower under the hegemony of the Communist Party.