Special Event | The Limits of Tolerance: China's Zero-Covid Policy and Societal Response | 16thDecember 2022 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar

16 Dec 2022
Dr. Jabin T. Jacob, Dr. Rityusha Mani Tiwary, Dr. Bhim Subba
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Time: 3:00 PM

About the Speakers

Dr. Jabin T. Jacob is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies at the Shiv Nadar University, India and Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He was formerly Fellow and Assistant Director at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, and Associate Editor of the journal China Report. Jacob holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has spent time as a student / researcher / faculty in Taiwan, Singapore, and France. His research interests include Chinese domestic politics and Chinese foreign and security policies in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. He is a PhD supervisor at the Naval War College, Goa, and a regular speaker at various other Indian defence training institutions. His latest publications include a co-edited volume with Hoang The Anh titled, ‘China’s Search for ‘National Rejuvenation’: Domestic and Foreign Policies under Xi Jinping (Palgrave, 2020) and a Special Issue on the first centenary of the Communist Party of China co-guest edited with Bhim B. Subba in the journal China Report (2022). Some of his work can be found at

Dr. Rityusha Mani Tiwary teaches at the Department of Political Science, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi and is currently an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. Since 2016, she has been the Assistant Editor of China Report: A Journal of East Asian Studies, the flagship journal of the Institute. She holds a Ph.D in Chinese Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The current focus of her research includes unpacking the interplay of leadership, power and hegemony in East Asia and China’s role in shaping regionalism in the twin domain of political economy and foreign policy. She was the recipient of the Visiting Program for Young Sinologists in 2017, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. She was earlier awarded the International Visitor Leadership Program by the Department of State, USA, in 2016 and Pavate Fellowship at the Politics and International Studies Department, University of Cambridge, UK, in 2013. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, in 2012 and a Visiting Researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, in 2009.

Dr. Bhim Subba is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, and a visiting associate fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. He holds a Ph.D/M. Phil. from the University of Delhi and an MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dr. Subba is an Institute of Chinese Studies-Harvard-Yenching Institute China-India Doctoral Fellow; a Ford Student Fellow; and a recipient of the Confucius Institute Scholarship for Mandarin Language Training. His research interests are China studies (domestic politics and party leadership); comparative politics, and international affairs. His articles have appeared in journals, edited books, review blogs, and other online commentaries. Recently, Dr. Subba also co-guest edited two special issues of China Report (2022) on the first centenary of the Communist Party of China.


About the Chair

Dr. Usha Chandran is Assistant Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Adjunct Fellow, at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She holds a Ph.D from JNU and her dominant research interests include gender issues in China and comparison with India, interface between gender and language, women’s subjectivity in literature, and exploring Sociological methodologies to study Chinese society. Major publications include; Changing Image of Women in India and China - Drawing a few Parallels and Differences, 2013, Whatever Happened to Lu Xun’s Nora, 2016, A Women’s World, 2010, Women’s Share in the Sky at the 19th Party Congress, 2019, and Gendered Governance: Is China Taking a U-Turn to Solve the Problem Left-Over by Women’s Liberation Movement; and The Left-Over Women?, 2022. She is currently working on her book, Gender Discrimination at Work in Urban China: The Paradox of Equality and Difference in Women's Liberation Movement, accepted for publication by Routledge.

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