The Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Gauhati University, Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati and the Konrad-Adenaeur-Stiftung, India Office invite you to attend the 15th All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS), which will be held virtually from 17 to 19 November 2022. The Special Theme this year is CONNECTED GEOGRAPHIES AND CULTURAL INTERFACES.
The AICCS is the annual flagship event of the ICS and is intended to generate interest in and strengthen research on China Studies in India, by promoting active networking amongst scholars. The conference provides a platform for young scholars to present their research, and receive comments and suggestions from emerging and eminent scholars in the role of discussants. As a pan-Indian outreach initiative, the previous editions of AICCS have been held in Delhi (2006 and 2009), Jadavpur University (2010), Central University of Hyderabad (2011), Visva-Bharati University (2012 and 2021), IIM-Kozhikode (2013), Banaras Hindu University (2014), Sikkim University (2015), University of Mumbai (2016), Goa University (2017), CHRIST University (2018), O.P. Jindal Global University (2019), China Studies Centre, IIT Madras (2021).
The 15th AICCS will feature scholars from over 30 institutions of India and abroad. Spread over three days, the conference will showcase a survey of recent scholarship on various facets of China over 12 sessions. The best original paper presented by a young scholar will receive the Mira Sinha-Bhattacharjea Award, instituted in memory of Prof. Mira-Sinha Bhattacharjea, a doyen of China Studies in India.
On the eve of the 15th AICCS, we are also hosting a conference curtain raiser titled, “CPC’s 20th Party Congress” at 5:00 PM (IST). In view of significance of this Congress and the attention that it has received – and indeed continues to receive - we have invited three eminent scholars who have been long-time scholars and observers of Chinese politics and the Communist Party, to share their assessments and insights with the participants in the 15th AICCS as also with our regular Wednesday Seminar attendees. For more details regarding this event, click here.
Please find the conference brochure with the final programme here.
The Conference will be held online on Zoom. You can register here to attend the conference. The link will be valid for all three days of the Conference.
The event will also be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel.
Prof. Sabaree Mitra (Convenor)
Professor, CCSEAS, JNU & Honorary Fellow,
Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi.
Dr. Pahi Saikia (Co-Convenor)
Associate Professor of Political Science,
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.