Akshay Bhambri is pursuing his M.Phil from Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, on a comparative study of the “Trajectories of Commercialization of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda after the Globalization”. His Ph.D. thesis is titled (tentative) “After the Revolution, After Colonialism: Comparing the Politics of Medical Knowledge in China and India”.
Pawan Amin is pursuing his PhD in the Chinese Studies Program from the Centre for East Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. His Ph.D. thesis is on, “China and the United Nations: Discourse Analysis on Human Rights and Disarmament”. He completed his M.Phil from the same Centre in 2018, for which he submitted a dissertation titled “China's Relations with Iraq and Syria: Energy Security and Terrorism Dimensions, 2003-2016”. He has a Masters in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal University. During this time, he was also the Sub Editor of a monthly newsletter produced by the North East Studies Centre at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University. He has contributed articles on platforms like The Diplomat, Stimson's South Asian Voices and The Policy Forum.
Shubhda Gurung holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Language, Literature and Cultural Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. She completed her second Master’s degree in China Studies from the Yenching Academy of Peking University, Beijing. As a recipient of the prestigious UNESCO - Great Wall Fellowship, she was also trained in Chinese language at the Beijing Language and Cultural University, Beijing. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, JNU. Her doctoral research focuses on the “Interconnected Histories of India and China: Analysing Ji Xianlin’s Textual Research”. Shubhda has worked as a research assistant for India-China Translation Project, under the aegis of Government of India and PRC, which aims to translate 25 Chinese classical, modern and contemporary works from Chinese to Hindi and vice-versa. Apart from this, she has participated in multiple conferences and has also published two translated chapters in Ji Xianlin: A Critical Biography and in an upcoming book called China and India: Dialogue of Civilisations.