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Srikanth Kondapalli is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies and Professor in Chinese Studies at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is currently Chairperson of Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Research Associate at Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He served at Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi for nearly 12 years. He is educated in Chinese studies in India and China with a specialisation in Modern Chinese History in Master of Arts at Osmania University at Hyderabad, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in 1989 and 1995 respectively in Chinese Studies Division of School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He learnt Chinese language at Beijing Language & Culture University and was a post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow at People's University, Beijing from 1996-98. He was a Visiting Professor at National Chengchi University, Taipei in 2004 and a Visiting Fellow at China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, Beijing in May 2007.

He has published several books, monographs, co-edited and several articles in edited books and in national and international journals and newspapers. He has presented several research papers at national and international conferences and lectured at Indian academic, defence, and media establishments. He is a guest faculty member at National Defence College, College of Naval Warfare, Army War College, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Academy and Border Security Force Academy.


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Areas of interest

Defence and PLA


Current Positions

    • Professor, Chinese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi
    • Guest Faculty, National Defence College

Past Positions

    • Honorary Professor at School of International Studies & Public Administration, Shandong University, Jinan, China
    • Visiting Professor: Teaching aspects of Chinese Politics at College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University
    • Research Officer, Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi


    • PhD. Chinese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • MA. History, Osmania University, Hyderabad

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