anurag viswanath  > adjunct fellows


Anurag Viswanath is an independent writer based in Singapore. She has published over 85 articles in publications such as the Bangkok Post, Prachatai & Nation (Thailand), Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong) and Journal of Contemporary Asia (Manila). Within India, she has written in Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai), Global Affairs (Mumbai) and Indian Management (Delhi). She was a regular writer at Business Standard (Delhi) from 2007-2011. She is currently a leading columnist with Financial Express (Delhi) from 2011-. While she has written about Thailand, India, Singapore, her main focus is on contemporary China. Anurag graduated with a MA from Hindu College after a BA from Miranda House - ranking among the top five in the University of Delhi. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Delhi under the guidance of Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty. 

Anurag was awarded a fellowship for her Ph.D. by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, as well as a Research Fellowship at Fudan University from the Government of India and Ford Foundation. She was also a Visiting Scholar under late Prof. Richard Baum at the UCLA, USA.?She taught at Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi for 2 years before turning to writing full-time.

She was the invited keynote speaker at the annual investors’ conference organised by Kotak Institutional Equities - in November 2011 in Singapore and in Feb 2012, at “Chasing Growth” mega annual conference in Mumbai. Anurag is currently finalizing her upcoming book “Finding India in China – Travels to the lesser known” to be published in mid-2015.

Japan-North Korea relations remain in a freeze – Shinzo Abe seeks an evolution of Yoshida Doctrine
13 Oct 2018

Shinzo Abe seeks an evolution of Yoshida Doctrine. Abe has made constitutional revision high on the agenda, seeking the ‘birth of a new Japan’ before it hosts the 2020 Olympics.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ comes to town: Based on the best-selling novel Crazy Rich Asians
01 Sep 2018

Beyond the chaff of class, riches and the fluff, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ comes across as a reminder of the possibilities and choiceful learnings from Singapore’s economic transformation.

The return of Mahathir Mohamad: Malaysia leans on Japan
18 Aug 2018

As a major ASEAN and regional player, actively reaching out to Japan, re-examining Chinese investments, and being upfront on the South China Sea, Mahathir Mohamad has onset a change in the region—still being tested...

US-North Korea Summit: A handshake that shook Asia
14 Jun 2018

The crossroads of Southeast Asia—Singapore—was the host for the historic first meeting between a US President and a North Korean leader.

Trump-Kim summit: China caught off-guard?
09 Jun 2018

As Singapore prepares to host the leaders, it is still unknown whether the US will foot the bill for the North Korean leader’s trip...

China’s Social Credit System: Big Brother is watching
12 May 2018

SCS may be understood as the ‘reset’ of China’s infamous yesteryears’ dossier. But what is the dossier? Indians may connect with China’s dossier with reference to the ration card...

For China, which is riding the North Korean tiger, getting off isn’t easy
06 May 2017

Sino-North Korean friendship is “closer than lips are to teeth.

Areas of interest

Contemporary China


Current Positions

    • Singapore based independent Writer
    • Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi

Past Positions

    • Visitng Scholar, (under Prof. Richard Baum, UCLA), USA
    • Lecturer, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi University


    • PhD. Political Science, Delhi University
    • MA. Political Science, Delhi University

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