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Wednesday Seminars

Coterminous with the Institute, is the weekly Wednesday Seminar, which has been held uninterruptedly for the last four decades. The topics span an enormous range and attract students, experts, practitioners and laypersons alike. These seminars provide an opportunity for interested people to have access to informed discussions on various aspects of China and are ample evidence that the sections within India, which are interested in knowing and learning about China are widening and enlarging.

19 Jan 2022
Wednesday Seminar | Panel Discussion: Zimbabwe-China Economic Relations | 19th January @ 6:00 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Veda Vaidyanathan, Prolific Simbarashe Mataruse, Eve Nyemba, Farai Mutondoro, Josephine Chiname

This publication in discussion, ‘A Handbook of Zimbabwe - China Economic Relations’ is the outcome of a research study the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association
Venue: Zoom Webinar
12 Jan 2022
Wednesday Seminar | Kazakhs from Xinjiang in Bhopal during World War II |12th January @ 3:00 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Madhavi Thampi

During World War II, several hundred Kazakhs from Xinjiang took refuge in Bhopal. Based on material culled from the National Archives of India, this presentation will explore
Venue: Zoom Webinar
22 Dec 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Japan’s Quest for Normalisation: A case study of Japan’s Arms Export Policy | 22nd December @ 3:00 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Shahana Thankachan

It is difficult to define what a “normal” state is in the current global system. One of the more accepted definitions however, of a “normal” state is one that has the ability
Venue: Zoom Webinar
15 Dec 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Panel Discussion: ICS-HYI Doctoral Fellowship in China Studies | 15th December @ 6:00 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Veda Vaidyanathan, Madhurendra Jha, Tiasangla Longkumer, Shanky Chandra

In collaboration with the Harvard Yenching Institute (HYI), the ICS inaugurated the Institute of Chinese Studies-Harvard Yenching Institute (ICS-HYI) Joint Scholarship for Doctoral Research
Venue: Zoom Webinar
08 Dec 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Globalisation and a Pandemic: Revisiting the Mongol Empire | 8th December @ 3:00 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Ravi Bhoothalingam

The Mongol empire under Genghis Khan and his successors was an early and remarkable example of globalisation, brought about by what was once considered 'only' a nomadic civilisation. At its maximum expanse
Venue: Zoom Webinar
24 Nov 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Economic Reforms in North Korea: Likelihood and Policies | 24th November @ 3:30 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Ruediger Frank

The DPRK, or North Korea, has in the past two decades become a major issue of concern due to its geostrategic importance, its possession of nuclear weapons and the resulting direct and indirect threats
Venue: Zoom Webinar
17 Nov 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Panel Discussion: Dangers of a US-China Military Conflict: Escalating Geopolitical Rivalry with No Exit Ramp? | 17th November @ 6 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Shyam Saran, Joseph Gerson, Da Wei, Zhiqun Zhu, Kanti Bajpai

In the US media, as also in the global press, leading headlines in the past few days have been “A US-China clash is not unthinkable,” “The US could stumble into a nuclear war with China over Taiwan,” and “America would defend
Venue: Zoom Webinar
27 Oct 2021
Wednesday Seminar| Panel Discussion | The Financialization of Chinese Cities & the Real Estate Industry | 27th October @ 4:30 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Fulong Wu, Tao Wang, Yue Zhang

The rapid Chinese urbanisation process has been admired, much studied but perhaps still less understood than one would like. Of particular interest in this process has been the phenomenon often described as financialization and the nexus of land
Venue: Zoom Webinar
20 Oct 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Tawang's linkages with Bhutan | 20th October @ 3 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Sonia Shukla

The Tawang region in Arunachal Pradesh has traditionally been known to draw its linkages from Tibet. Its ethnicity and religious practices are derived directly from Tibet. And until 1951, even the administration of the area
Venue: Zoom Webinar
13 Oct 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Migrant Workers’ Housing in Shenzhen: Issues and Challenges | 13th October @ 3 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Reeja Nair

In its Thirteenth Five Year Plan in 2016, the government of Shenzhen announced that establishing housing for ‘talent workers’ will be a priority for public housing in the future. In pursuance of this, in August 2018
Venue: Zoom Webinar

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