USHA CHANDRAN

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USHA CHANDRAN

Dr. Usha Chandran is an Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. She is Assistant Professor, teaching Chinese language, Literature, translation, as well as interpretation to Bachelors and Masters students at the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Pursued MPhil and Ph.D from the same centre. Keen on using Chinese language skills to understand various facets of China, specifically the issues of Gender. Major research interests are, Chinese Language and Literature, Gender issues in China and comparison with India and West, Comparing Women's subjectivity in some of Lu Xun, Tagore and Virginia Woolf's works in a comparative perspective and role of language in gender. Recent research includes looking at the role of language in practicing gender. Organised an international symposium on " Language and Gender" in JNU. Published papers both in English and in Chinese on Gender issues in China, comparative perspective of women's movement in India and China, as well as women's subjectivity in Lu Xun's literary work.



‘Leftover Women’ of China: Choice or Destiny?
20 Jan 2020

The word 'Leftover', has the connotation of something that was leftover with no takers, like the leftover food, as if the good part was already taken and whats remaining is not so good.

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Areas of interest

Major research interests are, Chinese Language and Literature, Gender issues in China and comparison with India and West, Comparing Women's subjectivity in some of Lu Xun, Tagore and Virginia Woolf's works in a comparative perspective and role of language in gender.

Experience

Current Positions

    Adjunct Fellow, ICS

    Assistant Professor, teaching Chinese language, Literature, translation, as well as interpretation to Bachelors and Masters students at the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

Past Positions

    Senior Interpreter, Government of India. 1999-2014

Education

    Pursued MPhil and Ph.D, JNU 

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