The future of a promise and the promise of a future: China and India
This response to Ashish Rajadhyaksha’s essay reflects on the following themes: state promises made and broken, comparing India and China, and science fiction as national redemption.
KEYWORDS: India; China; Kashmir; Hong Kong; Science Fiction; Liu Cixin; space programs; nation-state nationalism
Notes on contributor
Itty Abraham is professor and head of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. His interests include international relations, science and technology studies, and the future of Asia. His most recent book is How India Became Territorial: Foreign Policy, Diaspora, Geopolitics published by Stanford University Press.