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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.

29 Mar 2023
Wednesday Seminar | China’s Position on the Ukraine Conflict| 29th March, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Mr Ashok K. Kantha

The seminar will explore several issues relating to China's position on the Ukraine conflict and its fallout, including: main elements and drivers of China's professedly neutral stance
Venue: Zoom Webinar
22 Mar 2023
Wednesday Seminar | China in Soviet Lithuanian Children’s Periodicals | 22nd March 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Karina Simonson

This seminar is based on Dr. Simonson’s postdoctoral research project focusing on the representation of China in several Soviet Lithuanian children’s magazines and newspapers.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
15 Mar 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Japan’s Normalcy Conundrum in the Post-Abe Era | 15th March 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Prof. Yoshihide Soeya

To many observers, Japan becoming a “normal country” would connote a Japan returning to the stage of great power politics with “normalized” defense and security policies backed by military capabilities.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
01 Mar 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Round Table Panel Discussion: China-US Relations: Downed Balloon, Cancelled Visit – Is it a Lost Opportunity? | 1 March 2023 @ 6 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Prof. Da Wei, Ms. Shannon Tiezzi, Prof. Alka Acharya

The “spy balloon” episode took the wind out of the stated purpose of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s now-postponed China visit, which was aimed at achieving rapprochement between Washington and Beijing.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
22 Feb 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Local Resistance to Tibetan Rehabilitation: Indo-Tibetan Borderlands of Arunachal Pradesh | 22nd February 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Sonika Gupta

Tibetan refugee presence in Arunachal Pradesh has become the site of contention with local identity narratives prioritizing indigenous communities over refugee rehabilitation.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
15 Feb 2023
Wednesday Seminar | The Cities in History and the Origins of Urban Development in China | 15th February 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. T. G. Suresh

The ‘nation of cities’ may well be a fitting epithet for China today. There are hundreds of cities in China with more than one million population. The Pearl River delta has become a region of megacities.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
08 Feb 2023
Wednesday Seminar | The Continental-Maritime Conundrum in History and the Emerging Sino-US Scuffle to control Global Supply Chains | 8th February 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Atul Bhardwaj

Since the early 1900s, Eurasia has been the cockpit of global rivalry. The major showdowns in international affairs have been intense clashes over control of the Eurasian continent and its maritime approaches.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
18 Jan 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Space Capabilities & China's Military strategy | 18th January 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Prof. S. Chandrashekar, Lt. Gen. JS. Bajwa

To make the ‘China Dream’ a reality and to achieve the ‘great rejuvenation,’ China has been splurging on advanced weaponry and equipment. China’s military prowess has increased rapidly
Venue: Zoom Webinar
11 Jan 2023
ICS Wednesday Seminar | Health Service Systems in China: Challenges in the times of COVID-19|11th January 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Madhurima Nundy

In the context of COVID-19, the robustness of health service systems across the world have come under scrutiny that has highlighted the intrinsic fault lines. Even countries that had been categorised as having
Venue: Zoom Webinar
21 Dec 2022
Wednesday Seminar |PANEL DISCUSSION: ICS-HYI DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN CHINA STUDIES | 21th December 2022 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Mr Shanky Chandra, Dr. Nishit Kumar, Ms. Saloni Sharma, Mr. Pawan Amin

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

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