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IMPACT OF CIVILIZATIONAL SPECIFICS OF THE BIGGEST

COUNTRIES ON THEIR SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Refl ections upon Reading Books “Indian Civilization in the Globalizing World” and “Chinese

Civilization in the Globalizing World” Published by the Institute of World Economy and

International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Sergey I. Lunev

Alexei D. Voskressenski

MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia

The article is devoted to civilizational factors of the largest Asian states, which attract much academic attention around the world, India and China, and the infl uence of these factors and their peculiarities on social, political and economic development. The article is prepared as a discussion of two books prepared by the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences: “Indian Civilization in the Globalizing World” and “Chinese Civilization in the Globalizing World”. The authors rely on comparative method to analyze civilizational codes of India and China, to defi ne key peculiarities of cultural and political development of the both states, to speculate on their historical paths, political systems, religious and ideological factors in the context of civilizational codes. Moreover, the article discusses international environment and the level and trends of economic development. The authors draw a number of conclusion about similarities and differences in two ancient civilizations, as well as their modernization patterns.