Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870
Edited by Peter Lorge, Kaushik Roy
Routledge – 2014 – 352 pages
Series: Asian States and Empires
This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West, and allows scholarship on two of the oldest civilizations to be brought together. An international group of scholars compare and contrast the modes and conceptions of warfare in China and India, providing important original contributions to the growing study of Asian military history.
Part 1: India 1. Elephants and Warfare in South Asia Kaushik Roy 2. Diffusion of Cannon Technology from China to Eastern India during the Medieval Period Pranab Chatterjee 3. Viewing Maritime Encounters in the Indian Ocean around 1500 CE: Possibilities and Pitfalls of Constructing a Thalassocracy Ranabir Chakravarty 4. Zia-ud-Din Barani and the Islamic Theory of Warfare in Medieval India Razi-ud-Din Aquil 5. Geography and Riverine Warfare in Mughal India Pratyay Nath 6. The Indian Army in the Anglo-China Wars: 1842-60 Rob Johnson 7. Sikh Ethics and Ideas of Warfare Torkel Brekke 8. Indo-Portuguese Maritime Activities in the Indian Ocean in the Early Modern Era K.S. Mathew 9. Western-Maratha Naval Activities in Coastal West India Amarendra Kumar 10. TBC Sheo Nandan Pandey 11. Bengal, Mysore and the Confrontations with the East India Company Douglas M. Peers 12. The Classical Hindu Theory of Warfare Krishnendu Ray 13. Contrasting British and Indian Concepts of Race and Authority in the East India Company’s Armies Michael H. Fisher Part 2: China 14. TBC Peter Lorge 15. TBC Kenneth Swope 16. TBC David Graff 17. Martial Values in Painting: Chinese Bannerman Painters at the Qing Court Nixi Cura 18. TBC Ulrich Theobold 19. Military logistics and the civilian contribution to military supplies in 1860s China Elizabeth Kaske 20. The Cultural Construction of War: Documenting and Representing War in Tang poetry Ming Jian 21. Opportune Moments in Early Chinese Military Thought: The concept of ji in the Warring States period manuscript Cao Mie’s Battle Array Ernest Caldwell 22. TBC Kai Filipiak 23. TBC Daniel McMahon 24. TBC David Robinson
Peter Lorge is Senior Lecturer in Chinese History at Vanderbilt University, US.
Kaushik Roy is Reader in the Department of History at Jadavpur University, India.