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Sreemati Chakrabarti, Editor, China Report and Chairperson of the Institute of Chinese Studies, is former Professor of Chinese Studies at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. She has also been Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi; Head of the Department of East Asian Studies for three terms and Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies (2009-2012). Currently she is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. She was a Visiting Faculty at Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China in 2018. She has a Master’s degree in Regional Studies- East Asia from Harvard University and holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University. She has authored three books: China and the Naxalites, Mao, China’s Intellectuals and the Cultural Revolution and a National Book Trust volume titled China. She has also edited Higher Education in China: Select Perspectives and co-edited Taiwan Today. In addition, she has published several articles in journals, magazines and newspapers and contributed chapters to books. Several television channels have invited her to speak on China and East Asia related issues. In 2010 she was conferred “China-India Friendship Award” by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Opening the Door
30 Dec 2018

The respective paths charted by China through its reform and opening up and India through its policies of economic liberalization have complemented each other...

Higher Education in India and China: Select Perspectives
07 Apr 2018

This is a study of the higher education scene in India and China in the era of globalization. The Chapters focus on the transformation that has taken place in the last three decades in India and China when they have attempted to boost and promote higher education to match their developmental efforts.

China’s Compulsory Education Law
31 Mar 2014

The PRC’s achievements in basic education, in comparison with most developing countries, have not been disputed. At Liberation in 1949 the literacy rate was less than twenty percent and by the turn of the century it reached eighty-five percent.

Areas of interest

Chinese Politics ; education


Current Positions

    • Editor, The China Report
    • Chairperson & Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi

Past Positions

    • Former Chair, Department of East Asian Studies & Dean, (Social Sciences), Delhi University
    • Honorary Director, Institute of Chinese Studies (CSDS), Delhi
    • Book Review Editor, China Report (Sage Publications)


    • PhD. Columbia University
    • MA. Harvard University & Delhi University

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