The Belt and Road initiative, (yi dai yi lu, One Belt One Road) has been called a ‘21st century Silk Road’, connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. Championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the initiative is expected to exceed $1 trillion in construction and contracts alone, and it has helped China to become the world’s largest lender of development finance, surpassing the World Bank in 2019.
But academic studies of this colossal programme are few. We are pleased to invite scholars to consider how a book or chapter collection on aspects of the Belt and Road – logistics, trade, financial, cultural, economic, to name a few – might enhance understanding of the programme. Please contact [email protected] for more details.