Rachel Kay is a researcher in Lord Robert Skidelsky’s parliamentary office. She holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. During her MPhil she researched the trade of bazaar goods between China and the Central Asian states, focussing on the transnational relationships created by bazaar trade.
Yingfeng Ji is a PhD student in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. She is researching the content and challenges of China’s Belt and Road Initiative based upon empirical evidence from BRI power projects in Central Asia.
Chapter 1.A History of Economic Connections Across the Asian Landmass
Chapter 2. Asia Divided: China and Central Asia During the Soviet Era
Chapter 3.Five Independent States: 1991-2013
Chapter 4.The BRI: Central Asian Case Studies