The All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS) is the flagship event of the ICS, convened annually, with the principal objective of spreading interest in and strengthening research on China and East Asian Studies in India. The 14th AICCS was held in collaboration with Cheena Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University and in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Each conference has a special theme, and this year's theme was focused on "Society and Culture in China". Apart from the five thematic panels, there were four Special Panels reflecting diverse interests and concerns, namely, family dynamics in the Twenty-first-century Chinese society; Chinese influence in South Asia; Social Dimension and Disruptions caused by Covid-19 in India and China; and, Media, Society and Culture in China.
The Mira Sinha Bhattacharjee Award - instituted by the ICS, for the best paper presented by a young scholar under the age of 40, at the annual All India Conference of China Studies for 2021 was awarded to Dr. Madhurendra Jha, Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, School of Languages, Doon University, for his paper titled "Involution or Alienation? Visiting the Issue through Jia Zhangke's 'Hometown Trilogy'".
Date : 11-13 November 2021
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