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MADHAVI THAMPI

Madhavi Thampi is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, and former editor of its journal China Report. She was an Associate Professor at the Department of East Asian Studies in Delhi University, where she taught Chinese History. Her publications include the monograph Indians in China, 1800-1949 (2005). She has also co-authored (with Brij Tankha) Narratives of Asia from India, Japan and China (2005), as well as a book entitled China and the Making of Bombay (with Shalini Saksena, 2009).  She edited the volume India and China in the Colonial World (2005, 2010). She recently coordinated a project to catalogue materials related to modern China in the National Archives of India, and is working on a history of relations between India and China during World War II based on archival materials.



Politics, Displacement and Identity: Kazakh refugees from Xinjiang in Bhopal during World War II
06 Apr 2022

The 1940s saw an unprecedented movement of thousands of Kazakhs from northern Xinjiang province in China to British India. Many of them ended up in Bhopal

Recent Initiatives to Promote China Studies in India: A Preliminary Report and Assessment
15 Jan 2021

With almost every aspect of life in today's world feeling the impact of an increasingly powerful China, the strategic importance for India of studying China seriously hardly needs to be emphasised. Yet, although the "buzz" about China has certainly increased, it is apparent that this has not necessarily translated into a more informed understanding of China here in India.

Materials related to Republican-era China in the National Archives of India
25 Mar 2019
Materials related to Republican-era China in the National Archives of India

This paper presents an overview of the relatively unexplored holdings in the National Archives of India (NAI) related to China in the first half of the twentieth century, and particularly Republican-era China (1911-1949).

Catalogue of Materials Related to Modern China in the National Archives of India, 1939-1945
19 Jun 2015

This work is an effort to catalogue materials related to modern China in the National Archives of India (NAI). This is the first ever publication catalogued materials related to China in the Special Collections of the NAI.

Catalogue of Materials Related to Modern China in the National Archives of India Part One (Special Collections)
25 Jan 2013

Throughout much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the British colonial Government of India was closely involved with affairs pertaining to Britain’s engagement with China.

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Areas of interest

India-China relations in the colonial era, and, more broadly, on intra-Asian historical interactions.

Experience

Current Positions

    • Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies
    • Editor, China Report.

Past Positions

    • Associate Professor, Chinese History, Department of East Asian Studies, DU

Education

    • PhD, Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University
    • MA, Brown University, USA
    • India-China relations in the colonial era, and, more broadly, on intra-Asian historical interactions.

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