In Search of Longevity and Good Karma: Chinese Diplomatic Missions to Middle India in the Seventh Century

In Search of Longevity and Good Karma: Chinese Diplomatic Missions to Middle India in the Seventh... tansen sen Baruch College hina's diplomatic relations with ancient Indian kingdoms has attracted limited attention. Notable anthologies on China's relations with her neighbors make little or no mention of premodern Sino-Indian political contacts.1 Indian kingdoms are also missing from John King Fairbank's framework of the "Aims and Means in China's Foreign Relations," proposed in his classic work on the Chinese world order.2 A close analysis, however, reveals that diplomatic channels between China and India were in fact opened and maintained by diverse groups of people with manifold motives. A strategic military alliance between China and India was contemplated by one of the earliest Chinese envoys to Central Asia. Commercial specialists from * I would like to thank Chandreyi Basu, Alan DiGaetano, Antonino Forte, Toru Funayama, Xinru Liu, Victor H. Mair, Wang Bangwei, and the anonymous reviewer for their valuable comments, suggestions, and help. This work was supported in part by a grant from The City University of New York PSC-CUNY Research Award Program. 1 Examples of such works include John King Fairbank's edited volume on The Chinese World Order: Traditional China's Foreign Relations (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970); Morris Rossabi, ed., China Among Equals: The Middle Kingdom and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

In Search of Longevity and Good Karma: Chinese Diplomatic Missions to Middle India in the Seventh Century

Journal of World History, Volume 12 (1) – Mar 1, 2001

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tansen sen Baruch College hina's diplomatic relations with ancient Indian kingdoms has attracted limited attention. Notable anthologies on China's relations with her neighbors make little or no mention of premodern Sino-Indian political contacts.1 Indian kingdoms are also missing from John King Fairbank's framework of the "Aims and Means in China's Foreign Relations," proposed in his classic work on the Chinese world order.2 A close analysis, however, reveals that diplomatic channels between China and India were in fact opened and maintained by diverse groups of people with manifold motives. A strategic military alliance between China and India was contemplated by one of the earliest Chinese envoys to Central Asia. Commercial specialists from * I would like to thank Chandreyi Basu, Alan DiGaetano, Antonino Forte, Toru Funayama, Xinru Liu, Victor H. Mair, Wang Bangwei, and the anonymous reviewer for their valuable comments, suggestions, and help. This work was supported in part by a grant from The City University of New York PSC-CUNY Research Award Program. 1 Examples of such works include John King Fairbank's edited volume on The Chinese World Order: Traditional China's Foreign Relations (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970); Morris Rossabi, ed., China Among Equals: The Middle Kingdom and

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Published: Mar 1, 2001

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