Kamal Sheel did his Ph.D. in Chinese history and studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA and learned Chinese language at the National Taiwan University and Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan. He has taught in Panjab University, Chandigarh and Banaras Hindu University. He has also been Fellow and Visiting Faculty in USA (Yale and Wisconsin), Taiwan (Academia Sinica), Denmark (Copenhagen), China (Peking and Nanjing) and Singapore (National University), India (IIT- BHU, Somaiyya and Sikkim). His area of interest is Social and Intellectual History of Modern China and India-China Interactions. His major publications are Peasant Society and Marxist Intellectual of China (Princeton 1989 & 2015), and Thirteen Months in China (Oxford 2017) jointly with Anand Yang and Ranjana Sheel. His forthcoming work is an annotated translation of Kang Youwei’s travelogue to India. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies.
His current research interest primarily lies in the area of social and intellectual history of China, and cultural interaction and encounters in Asia with a focus on India and China.
PROFESSOR (Rtd.) IN CHINESE, Department of Foreign Languages, Banaras Hindu University, India.
Visiting Professor/ Fellow at the universities in Wisconsin- Madison, Yale, Copenhagen, Beijing, Singapore, and Taiwan.
RECTOR, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Ph.D (Chinese History), UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN -MADISON, USA
M.A (East Asian History), UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN -MADISON, U.S.A.
POSTGRADUATE STUDY (Chinese history and Language), NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY & FU-JEN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY , Taipei, Taiwan
B.A HONOURS (HISTORY), BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, Varanasi
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