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Friday, 07th August, 2020

Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter OBE FBA is Director of the China Centre at the University of Oxford. His book, China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival was a Book of the Year for The Economist and Financial Times. His newest book is China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism.


China and the World

Rana Mitter in conversation with William Dalrymple

For 70 years, India has tended to look at Pakistan as its main strategic rival and potential enemy but recent events in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and on the Line of Control in Ladakh have given many pause for thought. China has a larger population and economy than India and a more modern array of weaponry equipping its army. Should India be worried? Have our strategic thinkers been looking in the wrong direction? Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University, Rana Mitter, British Indian China-watcher and author of new book 'China’s Good War', cuts through the mythology and separates truth from fiction in conversation with William Dalrymple.