China and Covid-19: Domestic and External Dimensions
Edited by Kondapalli, Srikant and Shaheli Das
  • ISBN : 9789390095094
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19), originating in Wuhan in China and spreading to the rest of the country and the world, is a defining moment in the current human history. By mid-July, it affected over 13 million, consummated over a half-a-million lives, disrupted the socio-economic fabric of many countries and began mutating into a 2nd or 3rd phases. China has been at the centre of this process, although now other countries have taken its place in this tragic contagious epidemic. This volume, written by China experts, is the first comprehensive, inter-disciplinary and area studies` evaluation of China`s domestic and external dimensions of handling the Covid-19. Covid-19 in all likelihood will go down in human history as one of the most decisive events in terms of its global scale, the unprecedented fear that it generated across vast swathes of the world, the kind of economic destruction that it inflicted across the board, barring a few sectors (such as pharmaceuticals and environment) and for the comprehensive dislocation it brough about, including in the regional and global orders. An estimated three billion people are in some form or the other of lockdown in the nooks and corners of the world so as to break the chain of contagion. 18 scholars raised at the China programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University broach the subject of domestic and external dimensions of China and Covid-19 and offer in-depth analyses of the spread of the contagion, by utilising extensively Chinese language and other sources. The first section is focused on the Covid-19 origins and development, governance issues, economy, media coverage, armed forces responses, utilisation of hi-tech gadgets in addressing the Covid-19 and impact on the sports- all within China. The second section has its focus on the external dimension – the spread of Covid-19 to several countries with focus on Taiwan, United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Latin America and Africa. Policy responses of these countries as well as relations with China in addressing Covid-19 are highlighted. Issues raised include the origins of Covid-19 and the controversies thereof, how China`s leadership addressed the contagion, governance issues, impact on the economic production, role of the media, armed forces, hi-tech usage, impact on sports industry. In the external dimensions, systematic analysis of the spread of the contagion abroad, application of different models of addressing and controlling the virus and the problems thereof were made. Given the continuing incidences of Covid-19 spread across the world, this volume is being offered for the policy makers, health professionals, non-traditional security experts, academics, media and the general reader.