Amb C V Ranganathan (b. 1935) served as India's ambassador to China between 1987 and 1991 when Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's landmark visit to Beijing took place. His diplomatic assignments also include the ambassadorship to France. He has been a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow from 1998 till 2000.View Full Bio
Kishan Rana has an MA in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1960 and served in the Indian Embassy in China (1963-65, 1970-72). He was the Indian Ambassador/ High Commissioner to Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius and Germany and served on PM Indira Gandhi’s staff (1981-82). A polyglot, he speaks Chinese and French, besides English, Kathiawari, and Hindi. He is Professor Emeritus, DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva; Emeritus Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi; Archives By-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge; and, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC. Earlier, he was guest faculty, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna (2011-18) and Commonwealth Adviser, Namibia Foreign Ministry (2000-01). He has authored and edited 14 books, (with two translated into Chinese), including Inside Diplomacy (2000); Asian Diplomacy (2007); Diplomacy of the 21st Century (2011); The Contemporary Embassy (2013); Diplomacy at the Cutting Edge (2016); and, Churchill and India: Manipulation or Betrayal? (2023).View Full Bio
Manoranjan Mohanty was a Professor of Political Science and Director of, Developing Countries Research Centre at the University of Delhi where he taught Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics and Research Methodology. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi, where until recently he edited the CSD-Sage journal Social Change. He is a social scientist, China scholar and a peace and human rights activist with research interest in the study of the Political Economy of China, India and global transformation. He is an Emeritus Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, its founding member and former Chairperson. He is also the Emeritus Chairperson, Development Research Institute, Bhubaneswar, the research wing of Gabeshana Chakra of which he was the founder-president. He has had academic assignments in many institutions abroad including in California, Beijing, Moscow, Lagos, Copenhagen and Oxford.View Full Bio
Patricia Uberoi is currently an Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. She served as the Chairperson of the Institute of Chinese Studies from 2015-2021. A sociologist by training, Dr Uberoi has taught Sociology at the University of Delhi and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and retired as Professor of Social Change and Development at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. Her research interests centre on aspects of family, kinship, gender, popular culture and social policy in respect to both India and China.View Full Bio
Professor Tan Chung (b. 1929) is a renowned historian and an authority on Sino-Indian relations and cultural exchanges. He has been a doyen of Chinese cultural studies in India for over four decades. He has taught at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the University of Delhi (DU) from 1964 till 1994. He has been a Research Professor at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Honorary Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies.View Full Bio
Vinod C Khanna (b. 1939) is a former Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies. As a member of the Indian Foreign Service, he was India's Ambassador to Cuba, Indonesia, and Bhutan. During his diplomatic career he handled several responsibilities relating to Sino-Indian relations. After his retirement he served as the first Head of the India Taipei Association which looks after India's interests in Taiwan. He was educated at Bombay and Oxford, and has been associated with Harvard University as a Fellow and the University of Delhi as a Visiting Ambassador.View Full Bio
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