Anandita Thakur is a Research Assistant at ICS. Her master’s dissertation, entitled Karl Marx and the Taiping Rebellion, studied the rhetorical capacities of Marx’s articles on the Taiping Rebellion, and analyzed, through these articles, the state of larger European media surrounding the rebellion, the Chinese body and the Orient in the period between 1849-1860. Her research interests lie in the work of the Chinese-American literary diaspora, post-socialist urban architecture in China, and the influence of British colonialism in China. Prior to ICS, her research experience included a research grant by the Government of Taiwan and the International Institute for Cultural Studies at National Chiao Tung University. As a part of the grant, she worked on Taiwanese New Wave Cinema, focusing in particular on the director Hou Hsiao Hsien and gendered mediations in his film, The Boys from Fengkuei. She has presented several awarded papers on the use and construction of the Chinese body through the work of author Marguerite Duras and Somerset Maugham for conferences at St. Stephen’s College and Ambedkar University.
Chinese-American literary diaspora, post-socialist urban architecture in China, and the influence of British colonialism in China
Research Assistant at ICS
Master of Arts (M.A.), English(2017 - 2019) Ambedkar University, Delhi
B.A. (Hons.), English (2014 - 2017) St.Stephen's College, Delhi University
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