China and the New Silk Road
New publication focuses on challenges and impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative at regional and local level
New Silk Road, the so-called "Belt and Road Initiative", is the
largest global development program of its kind and is causing harsh discussions
worldwide regarding advantages and disadvantages as well as the design of the
underlying conditions. Harald Pechlaner, Greta Erschbamer, Hannes Thees and Mirjam Gruber are the editors of a new publication
focusing on the effects of the New Silk Road for European regions and their
researchers from various scientific disciplines have contributed to the new
anthology "China and the New Silk Road. Challenges and Impacts on the
Regional and Local Level" and thus set a milestone not only thematically
but also interdisciplinarily. The book is divided into four parts. First, the
history of the Belt and Road Initiative and China's motives for the initiative
are examined. The second part focuses on research into this global program from
a regional perspective. In the third section, the publication presents a series
of case studies that deal with geopolitical, socio-economic, environmental and
cultural impacts. In the fourth and final part, the authors discuss tourism
perspectives related to the New Silk Road.
the organisation of two international conferences, "China
and the New Silk Road" hosted by the Center for Advanced Studies of
Eurac Research in Bolzano and "Tourism
and the New Silk Road" by the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
in collaboration with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Munich, a
platform on the topic was created and a network of experts established in the
run-up to the book project. Numerous contributions to the publication have
emerged from this network and now offer a comprehensive overview that provides
valuable insights for scientists from various disciplines and for
decision-makers in politics, business and society.
publication "China and the New Silk Road. Challenges and Impacts on the
Regional and Local Level" has been published by Springer Nature and can be
purchased on the website https://www.springer.com/it/book/9783030433987 both as hardcover and e-book.
The authors: Harald Pechlaner, Greta Erschbamer, Hannes
Thees, Mirjam Gruber (Editors), Peter Frankopan, Dominic Sachsenmaier, Roland
Benedikter, Verena Nowotny, Stephan Barisitz, Maksim Vilisov, Matthias Schmidt,
Anna Scuttari, Matteo Bressan, Fernando Jorge Portela Martins Ascensão, Run
Wang, Run Liu, Sebastian Purwins, Kerry Brown, Anna Burjanadze, Ma Li, Wei
Manske-Wang, Alla Peresolova, Arne Schuhbert, Qiuju Luo, Shiheng Zeng, Xiangru
Qin, Xiaoqing Li, Xiumei Guo, Michael Volgger, Songshan (Sam) Huang, Li Xu,
Jana Kučerová, Tomáš Gajdošík, and Andrea Orelová.
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