China's Bullet Trains

Kyle Chan

Wednesday Seminar |3 April

The Speaker discussed about the bullet trains constructed in China and the ability of the country to build such a high speed train network., the steps involved in the process and if India has the capacity to do the same or not.
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Chinese Engagement in Africa: Perspectives from India

Veda Vaidyanathan

Roundtable Discussion |5 April

The roundtable discussion was on several thematic areas of Chinese engagement in Africa with scholars and experts from the industry, academia, diplomatic corps and other institutions weighing in.
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China-Myanmar Relations under Xi Jinping: A Critical Assesment

Puyam Rakesh Singh

Wednesday Seminar |10 April

The presentation analysed the political transition in Myanmar and how it has affected the China-Myanmar relations.


ICS-CICIR Consultations

Delegates from CICIR

Delegation Visit |15 April

Institute of Chinese Studies hosted a Round Table Discussion on India-China Relations with a visiting delegation from China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)
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VP Dutt Memorial Lecture: The Art of Convergent Comparisons: India and China in Modern Times

Prasenjit Duara

VP Dutt Memorial Lecture |24 April

The lecture seeked to develop the methodology by comparing the role of visual culture in China and India. The speaker argued that non-discursive modes of adopting ‘foreign’ processes are crucial to their acceptance, particularly since extra-national penetrations in the emergent national body need to take place below the discursive radar. 
China at a Turning Point Perspective After the 19th Party Congress
Manoranjan Mohanty|Pentagon Press, New Delhi
This volume, produced by  group of 25 China experts of India asscoiated with the Institute of Chinese Studies, offers a detailed examination of Xi Jinping's initiatives in the context of what was proclaimed as a 'new era'.
Volume 55 | Issue 1 | February 2019
The China Report is a refereed journal in the field of social sciences and international relations. It encourages free expression and discussion of different ideas and approaches which assist in better understanding China and its neighbours. It welcomes and offers a platform for original research from a multi-disciplinary perspective, in new and emerging areas, by scholars and research students. It seeks to promote analysis and vigorous debate on all aspects of Sino-Indian relations, India–China comparative studies and multilateral and bilateral initiatives and collaborations across Asia.
Land, People and Faith: Wang Meng’s Narrative of Uyghur Life in Zhe bian fengjing
Debasish Chaudhuri|Issue No. 30 | April 2019
The paper throws light on the author’s life in the region as well as the narrative of the novel. It attempts to understand the relevance of the novel in the present form at a time when the Muslim minorities of Xinjiang are experiencing ruthless coercion, surveillance and repressive reeducation campaign under President Xi Jinping.

Make in China 2025 – is it on Track?

Anil Wadhwa|Issue No. 75 | April 2019
The announcement on 19 May 2015 designed to transform China from a manufacturing giant into a world manufacturing power was made at a time when the US was distracted internally by the Presidential elections. This plan is to be followed by another two plans in order to transform China into a leading manufacturing power by 2049.

Travel as a Metaphor: A Short Introduction to the Travelogues on China Written in Bengali

Barnali Chandra|Issue No. 76 | April 2019
The first half of the 20th century unleashed a trend that saw Bengali personalities venturing beyond their enclosed boundary spaces. This trend continued with Tagore's several consecutive travels to Europe and East and South East Asia.

Prospects of a US-DPRK Rapproachment & Japanese Concerns

Ambassador Vishnu Prakash|Issue No. 77 | April 2019
The Korean Peninsula makes for riveting theatre. Thus, the drama and suspense around the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi on 27-28 February 2019, that ended abruptly, was true to form. The landmark event had generated sizeable expectations of forward movement.

The Curious Case of the BRI Shapeshifting in Africa

Veda Vaidyanathan|Issue No. 78 | April 2019
The idea, purpose, concept and the agenda of the BRI mutates and takes on many forms depending on who is describing it. Opaque structures, institutions shrouded in secrecy and questionable data sets are familiar challenges while studying China’s layers.
The ICS Blog is a platform for an open dialogue that aims to inform and enlighten, especially young scholars and analysts on contemporary issues related to China and East Asia.
Chinese Steel Industry: How did the world's largest steel producer protect itself from global slowdown and a trade war?
Vidushi R Singh
29 April
Measuring The True Health of the India-China Trade Relationship
Uday Khanapurkar
South Asian Voices | 26 April 2019
'Yogi' becomes first Indian to win an election in Japan
Shamshad Khan
Times Of India | 24 April 2019
Does Data Tell Everything About Tibet?
Gunjan Singh
Vivekananda International Foundation | 26 April 2019
BOAO: A Revisit And A Rethink
Sreemati Chakrabarti
Wednesday Seminar | 8 May | Seminar Room, ICS | 3 PM
China And Its Quest For Water
R. N. Bhaskar
Wednesday Seminar | 15 May | Seminar Room, ICS | 3 PM



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Institute of Chinese Studies


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