Prof. Hemant Adlakha is Associate Professor of Chinese, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is also Vice-Chairperson and Honorary Fellow with the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. His areas of research include political discourse in the PRC and modern Chinese Literature and Culture. He is a Member, International Editorial Committee, International Society for Lu Xun Studies, Seoul (ROK). His articles have appeared in China Report, The Diplomat, Japan Times, Encyclopaedia of Race and Racism, 2nd Edition, Washington etc. His co-translation of Lu Xun’s prose poetry collection from Chinese into Hindi has been published by the National Book Trust (NBT) in November 2019.
Myths are an essential part of all forms of human narrative. Myth-making, likewise, is central to all academic disciplines. Diplomacy or foreign policy as a field of study is no exception.
It is widely known across the US “think tank-land” and in the strategic affairs community that the US initiative to tighten the noose around China was first initiated under the Bush administration just months before
South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol shares three common things with Japan’s recently elected PM Fumio Kishida – conservative leaning, hostility towards North Korea, and hate-China outlook.
Leaders from around the world have found a new social media platform in their political battlefield over the war in Ukraine
Thirty years ago, there were many voices from the United States and Western Europe questioning that since the Cold War was over, NATO would not come to an end with it.
The new Biden administration, it is believed, inherited as Trumpian legacy twin China-specific policies of bipartisan consensus among the US political elite, among other things
An explicitly anti-communist alliance created at the dawn of the Cold War, NATO evolved into the most ferociously powerful military alliance in world history. The Warsaw Pact was created in 1955
In politics, as in diplomacy, a leader is perceived as extraordinary if s/he is good at calculating risks. Speaking particularly of the rise of Xi Jinping as the top leader
While some China observers believe that China has sought to displace America from the regional and global order and possesses a grand strategy in the military, political and economic realms
With the announcement to appoint a special envoy to the Horn of Africa, China has entered the “Scramble for Africa.” The stated objective of China’s ambitious political move is to foster peace
It is well known that the tiger occupies a unique position in traditional Chinese mythology. Of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, tigers are known to have potent personalities.
From the country’s Marriage Law – the very first legislation passed in the 1950s in New China – to the long-awaited Civil Code passed last year, gender equality and the freedom to marry or not to marry
In less than one year as president, Joe Biden already enjoys a unique distinction of two outstanding achievements: first, thanks to his Afghanistan folly, he is the first US president
As China gears up for “seizing the golden opportunity” in Afghanistan under the Taliban, a key component of Beijing’s Afghan strategy is to render the Indian role
“Quad” was first laughed at in Beijing as a “beggar’s club,” then denounced as Cold War mindset. Analysts globally, especially in Beijing, have been describing India
In recent weeks, two of Biden’s top foreign policy “troika” have publicly stated, with Biden-Putin summit in the rearview the President
Over three hundred and fifty years ago, when the West lost its first war with China over Taiwan, the technological level between the two sides was fairly even.
During the past two hundred years, relations between China and the US/West have mostly been troubled and far from being smooth.
Many in China believe since the novel coronavirus outbreak, mainstream Western opinion has been on the opposite side of China.
In January 2015, the peace group CODEPINK dangled a pair of handcuffs in front of the then 91-year old former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at a Senate hearing.
“The US ambassador to Beijing must be someone who can show to the world the importance of the Unites States’ relationship with the Peoples’ Republic of China,”
A section in the international press claims the US climate envoy John Kerry’s mid-week Shanghai visit was aimed at the White House “wooing Beijing” before the upcoming Earth Summit on April 22.
While campaigning for the US presidential election Joe Biden referred to China’s top leader Xi Jinping as a “thug.”
As the US warns China to brace for “difficult” issues when they meet in Anchorage on Thursday, Beijing has reiterated the US must give up the anti-China Cold War mentality.
“…as the recent clashes on the Sino-Indian border have made clear, India needs to assess how China might ‘weaponise’ its advantage over those countries downstream.
Obama’s “pivot” and Trump’s “trade war” defined the US (anti-)China policy.
Is President Xi Jinping’s statement desire to join the CPTPP a signal of reconciliation to the new Biden administration or a bid to advance China’s regional dominance?
It was a virtual ceremony of a different kind in Puducherry in the southern part of India, on October 26 this year.
On October 9, China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying announced that China has formally joined COVAX.
Indian troops successfully thwart China’s attempts to seize control of Southern Bank of Pangong Tso. With military talks making little headway, what is the way forward? @Parikshitl talks to experts.
Experts in Beijing believe Abe got caught up in the unending hostility between Japan’s key ally, the U.S. and China, its largest trading partner — just like in 2007
যেন ‘সোনার কেল্লায়’ মুকুলকে বলা সেই বিখ্যাত সংলাপ: ‘ভ্যানিশ!’
The National Education Policy (NEP) has dropped Mandarin or ‘Chinese’ from its list of examples of foreign languages that can be taught in schools.
The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media
The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media.
Less than three years ago, China and Israel marked 25 years of their bilateral diplomatic relations. While Beijing celebrated the occasion also to show to the world China’s ability to implement a more balanced and pragmatic Middle East foreign policy; Jerusalem was exuberant in its successfully walking..
In modern China, even under Mao’s communist era, literature has been regarded as an instrument of political dissent. Two major approaches are required to seriously reflect on how to understand the anatomy of the Fang Fang Phenomenon: one is to view it in the historical context of New
More and more, scholars in China see India replacing Japan as the second biggest threat to Beijing, following the U.S.
There are three broad camps on how to deal with an increasingly unruly Pyongyang.
Political Culture and Civil Society discourse in China, State and Society in Chinese Political Theory, Political and Economic History of Modern China.
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