Snigdha Konar is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has recently submitted her Ph.D. titled, “Northern Girls and Those Women: Avant-garde Fiction in Reform China”. Her M.Phil. dissertation titled, “A Critical Appraisal of Characters in Lu Xun’s Fiction” explores the character of characters in Lu Xun’s collections of novels Call to Arms (呐喊, Nàhǎn) and Wandering (彷徨, Pánghuáng).
She completed her B.A. and M.A. in Chinese language from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her research interests include Chinese language and literature, social issues, human rights and gender issues.View Full Bio
Akshat Mayne is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, and a doctoral scholar in Japanese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi He holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Hansraj College, and a Master's degree in East Asian Studies, with a specialisation in Japanese Studies, from the University of Delhi. His research looks at Japan's place in the broader East Asian international order. His research interests include Japanese domestic politics, security and foreign policy in the Post-War Era, and the emerging dynamics between various players in the region, especially Japan and Taiwan. Beyond this, he is also interested in the historical interactions, and political and cultural exchanges between Japan and other East Asian states. He is working towards developing a deeper proficiency in the Japanese language.View Full Bio
Dr. Vikash Kumar Thakur is an accomplished scholar with a deep expertise in the field of International Relations, specializing in East Asian Studies. He holds a PhD (2017-2023) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for East Asian Studies (Chinese Division), New Delhi, with a thesis titled "China Coast Guard and its Regional Dynamics, 2002-17". Dr. Thakur completed his M.Phil (2015-2017) from the same institution, focusing on "China Coast Guard and its Maritime Defense, 2000-16". He earned his M.A. in International Relations (2013-2015) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Dr. Thakur's academic pursuits have equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of regional dynamics and maritime security issues in East Asia.View Full Bio
Torunika Roy is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She is also pursuing PhD in Korean Studies at the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
She holds a BA degree in International Studies, specializing in East Asian Studies and International Law and Diplomacy, which she obtained from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. Furthermore, she received an MA degree in International Relations and Area Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Beyond her proficiency in Hindi, English, and Bangla, she has a working knowledge of Korean.
Her research pursuits encompass a diverse range of interests, with a particular emphasis on examining gender dynamics, feminist movements in East Asia, the phenomenon of low fertility rates in South Korea, Korea-China relations, denuclearization efforts, and related areas.View Full Bio
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