A view on what makes China tick, seen from a psycholinguistic perspective, drawing inferences for China, India and the world at large
1. Why Understanding China is important
China is an emerging 21st century superpower; India is some way behind.
China and India are not engaging each other’s strengths to mutual advantage, though the rest of the world is. Reason: no knowledge of each other, suspicion, old stereotypes.
2. How to understand China--a psychosocial model
The role of Chinese linguistic and psycho-cultural heritage in the formation of China’s mind-set and development path, to address questions such as:
Do Chinese think differently from Indians, and if so how and why? Why do they excel in infrastructure and manufacturing? Will China ever be a democracy? Either way, what are the implications for India? Cooperation & competition, partnership and rivalry. China’s conception of herself and the world.
Learnings for each country—sectoral and other strengths
Vistas for Sino-Indian business relations: partnership, development, competition
Speculations: China & India in Asia of the future… The world in a Pax Sino-Indica?