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P.K.Anand is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. He holds a PhD in Chinese Politics from the Centre for East Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Awarded in June 2017, his doctoral thesis is titled 'Market Dynamics and State Responses in China: Social Welfare and Industrial Workers, 1987-2008'. He also completed his M.Phil from the same centre in 2008. He completed his Master's in Politics (with specialization in International Relations) from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2006. 

He completed a two-year India-China comparative project on funded by ICSSR on Labour Relations and Welfare in Small and Medium Enterprises in Mumbai and Wenzhou. He also spent ten months as a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from August 2016-May 2017. 

In addition to his Research Associate position, he is also the Programme Officer at the Institute. 

His areas of interests are China's Political Economy, Labour, Social Welfare and Social Policies, Economic Reforms, and Urbanization.

Urban Spaces | Migrant workers remain invisible in India and China
21 May 2020

While political systems, level of State capacity and trajectory of development may vary, cities in China and India have retained many common threads of socio-spatial exclusion of migrant workers.

Covid-19 and the crisis of informal labour in India
13 Apr 2020

With India’s national lockdown set to be extended, P.K. Anand argues that the time has come for the Indian government to wake up to the precarious reality of labour relations in the country.

COVID-19 | Labour, lockdown and the State’s predicament
03 Apr 2020

The images of migrants on roads across India should perhaps help us re-evaluate the often romanticised images of the massive movement of workers annually in China.

Coronavirus exposes the brittleness of China's economic prowess
18 Feb 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has not only brought to fore the employment uncertainty workers face in the service sector but has also showed China’s incapacity to come up with a formal solution to this.

Why BRI through India is wishful thinking at best
23 Jan 2020

Subramanian Swamy’s comments on the Mumbai and Kolkata ports provides the opportunity to highlight the pressing concern of weak infrastructural capacities in India.

Policy | Entry of Chinese manufacturing in India is a bridge too far
09 Oct 2019

The Modi-Xi informal summit is a good time to analyse the economic capacity of China, especially the role of manufacturing sector, in powering the country and its positioning in the China-India dynamics.

Non-Standard Employment and Precarity: Student-Workers in China
30 Oct 2018

Global economic changes and the resulting shifts in the role of the state from being a provider of resources, has led to significant transformation of the concept of full-time, permanent employment. This has led to new forms of non-standard employment and work arrangements, thus making labour, fluid and dynamic.

Labour Dynamics and Social Security in Leather-Based Enterprises in Mumbai and Shanghai- A Preliminary Background Study
11 Sep 2014

In the late 1980s and early 1990s under the forces of Globalization, Liberalization and Privatization, sustained changes were brought in the patterns of economic production and distribution.

China’s Small and Medium Enterprises: A Key Growth Engine Propelling the Economy
01 Mar 2014

Over three decades of economic growth and transformation by China has not only caught the world’s attention and generated considerable interest, but...



Current Positions

    • Research Associate & Programme Officer, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi

Past Positions

    • Research Assistant, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi
    • Research Intern (July-September 2012), Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi


    • Pursuing Ph.D, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
    • MA. Politics (with Specialization in International Relations), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2006)

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