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Poonam Surie is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi; an author, educator and Independent Researcher. Living across different continents has provided a diverse perspective and versatility to her writing. She has written about social welfare in India and China, and as an author about the philosophical underpinnings of civilizations, religion and contemporary Chinese society. She has presented papers at many national and international conferences.

Contemporary China: Tradition and Modernity
31 Jan 2024

This book delves into several aspects of the foundation of contemporary Chinese society, the realms across the wider horizons and its commonalities across the terrain and the historical and cultural connections with its neighbour, India.

Contemporary China: Tradition and Modernity
29 Jan 2024

This book is about contemporary China, relationships and negotiations between State and Society across the realm of tradition and modernity.

Demographic U Turn in China: Xi Jinping’s Vision 2035 and the Three Child Policy
20 Aug 2021

China’s Census 2020 has clearly revealed the demographic trend that has been noticed for the last few decades, that of an ageing population in China. For a vision that Xi Jinping has

Materialism in Chinese Society: The Historical, Cultural and Contemporary Context
21 Mar 2020

Materialism is an area of research which has over the last decades become relevant and needs careful analysis. Materialism has many definitions and implies deconstructing the mindset and the psychology of humans and the factors which lead people to be happy with their lives. In the Chinese context, materialism has

Areas of interest

Cultural issues, diaspora studies, gender and economic issues


Current Positions

    • Adjunct fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi

Past Positions

    • Visiting Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi
    • Research Associate, Nalanda Sriwijaya Centre of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
    • Lecturer, Janki Devi Mahavidyalaya (Delhi University) 


    • MA.  Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University.

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