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ALKA ACHARYA

Alka Acharya is a professor of Centre for East Asian Studies (Chinese Studies) School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She was the Director and Senior Fellow at the  Institute of Chinese Studies. She was Editor of the quarterly journal China Report (New Delhi) from 2005-2013. She was nominated by the Indian government as a member of the India-China Eminent Persons Group (2006-2008) and member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India for two terms (2006-2008) and (2011-2012). She has authored a book China & India: Politics of Incremental Engagement, published in 2008. Her current research focuses on India-China-Russia Trilateral Cooperation and the Chinese strategic response to the post-cold war regional architecture, with special reference to China’s neighborhood. She has been teaching courses on Chinese Foreign Policy and Political Economy to the Masters and M.Phil students and guiding doctoral research since 1993.  Ten scholars have so far been awarded a doctoral degree under her supervision. She is the joint editor of the book Crossing A Bridge of Dreams: 50 years of India-China, published in 2002, has contributed chapters to many books and regularly features in the Economic and Political Weekly.

 


नज़रियाः भारत की परेशानी बढ़ी, चीन के साथ नजदीकी बढ़ा रहा है भूटान
26 Jul 2018

22-24 जुलाई के बीच चीन के उपविदेश मंत्री कौंग शुआनयू ने भूटान का तीन दिवसीय दौरा किया...

Neutral Star Over A Quarrel
14 May 2018

The goal of providing the ordinary Indian a clear, objective account of Sino-Indian ties succeeds. Yet, the lucid narrative is blighted by editorial neglect.

National Security Conversations, Ep. 01: India-China Informal Summit at Wuhan
30 Apr 2018

Happymon Jacob discusses the recently concluded 'informal' summit meeting between PM Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping with Alka Acharya.

Interviewed - Expert Gyan: Understanding the Purpose of the Wuhan India-China Summit
26 Apr 2018

The Wire spoke to eminent China scholars for their views on the upcoming 'informal' India-China summit in Wuhan.

Doklam standoff was a wake-up call for India, China
23 Apr 2018

With China not supporting India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership, blocking UN designation of Azhar Masood and an aggressive Belt and Road Initiative, India too refused to backtrack and hostilities only deepened.

Dalai Lama Snub and India's Plans to Reset China Ties
08 Mar 2018

'If, as appears to be the case, India is on way to 'mending fences' with China, and China is equally desirous to 'reset' the relationship, this could be a self-reflexive moment ...

Quoted - With Old China Hand Vijay Gokhale as Foreign Secretary, Is India Changing Its Tibet Policy?
07 Mar 2018

The Tibetan government-in-exile shifted a high-profile event commemorating Dalai Lama’s 60 years of exile as an effort to bringing peace to relations between India and China.

Quoted - As Dalai Lama Event is Shifted From Delhi, Modi’s New Line on Tibet Remains a Puzzle
06 Mar 2018

The MEA says India’s position on the Dalai Lama is the same but the fact that a circular was issued advising officials to keep their distance suggests a change had occurred which is now being corrected.

Quoted - After govt’s Red Card, Tibetans shift Dalai Lama Event from Delhi to Dharamshala
06 Mar 2018

The Tibetan government-in-exile has shifted a high-profile event planned to commemorate Dalai Lama’s 60th year in exile. The event will now happen in Dharamshala, not Delhi

Quoted - Decoding the Puzzle of the Indian Govt Circular Distancing Itself From Dalai Lama Event
04 Mar 2018

Decoding the Puzzle of the Indian Govt Circular Distancing Itself From Dalai Lama Event

TalkPoint: What does The Rise of Xi Jinping Mean for India?
27 Feb 2018

Whether it is Xi Jinping or anyone else, Beijing’s approach to India will remain similar

How India Must Deal with the All-powerful Xi Jinping
27 Feb 2018

The boundary dispute notwithstanding, China has always had leaders who have been, on the whole, positively disposed towards India.

Looking at the Big Picture in India-China Relations
28 Nov 2017

This short essay is a big picture effort to understand the contentions and collusions that characterise the India-China relationship in the current period.

Border stand off with China can be resolved by diplomacy
07 Jul 2017

Neither side is backing down but leaders of two nations might have chance to discuss the dispute at G20 meeting

China's Xi JinPing and India's Narendra Modi meet on G20 sidelines...
07 Jul 2017

Leaders discuss ‘a range of issues’ but it’s unclear whether military stand-off on contested part of the border was raised

कितनी दूर जाएगी चीन की यह चाल
06 Jul 2017

शीर्ष स्तर की राजनीतिक यात्राओं के पहले या फिर उनके दौरान सरहद पर होने वाली ‘झड़पों’, ‘घुसपैठों’ और ‘घटनाओं’ को जोड़कर यदि देखें, तो यह...

Six Expert Views on How India Should Look at the Latest Border Stand-Off With China
05 Jul 2017

The Wire spoke to experts about whether a major border incident between the two countries was expected and how India should deal with the situation since it involves ally Bhutan.

India Must First Identify What Kind of a 'Power' China is
03 Jul 2017

China is certainly apprehensive about the kind of understanding that the US and India might be working towards...

Economy Over Prickly Politics
15 May 2017

On the economic front, positively engaging with China is vital

The two Big Asian Powers have no option but to talk
13 Aug 2016

Chinese expert and Director of The Institute of Chinese Studies in India Professor Alka Acharya revisits Indo-China relations as the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits India.

Diplomatically Speaking
01 Feb 2016

Diplomatically Speaking

नरेंद्र मोदी के पहले साल में भारत की चीन-नीति का आँकलन
28 Sep 2015

मौजूदा दौर भारत एवं चीन दोनों के लिए रणनीतिक अवसर का समय है - विकास और आधुनिकरण को प्राथमिकता प्रदान करना दोनों की ज़रूरत है।

India’s World
29 Jul 2015

Japan China maritime dispute in focus again

Macros With Mythili
03 Jul 2015

Chinese Economy Slows Down, Markets Crash

The Big Picture
22 May 2015

One year of NDA Govt: Foreign Policy Initiatives

रिश्तों को मिला नया फलक
15 May 2015

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की पड़ोसी देश चीन की यात्रा को समग्रता से लेने के पहले उनके कार्यक्रमों और उनसे निकले परिणामों को देखना जरूरी है

India, China Ink Record 24 Agreements
15 May 2015

India and China on Friday signed a record 24 agreements worth $10 billion in Beijing in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

PM Modi holds Talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
15 May 2015

PM Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during his visit to the country

Made in China Dosti-Tikaaoo Kitni?
14 May 2015

India TV

Cheen mein Make in India
14 May 2015

News Nation

The State, Market and the Social Sector: Equity Issues in Health and Education in China and India
01 Jun 2014

With Prof. Rama Baru (CSMCH, School Of Social Sciences, JNU) and Prof. Geetha Nambissan (ZHCES, School of Social Sciences, JNU) under the auspices of the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi

Planning Process of China
01 Jun 2013

Project Director, awarded by the Planning Commission to the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, June-August 2013. Project submitted on 1st September 2013

The 9th Russia-India-China academic Trilateral Conference, New Delhi, 7-9 December, held in New Delhi: A Report
01 Feb 2010

Co-authored with Peter Joy Hudson, in the China Report, Vol. 46, No.1, 2010, pages 37-59

Resources

Areas of interest

India-China-Russia Trilateral Cooperation and the Chinese strategic response to the post-cold war regional architecture, with special reference to China’s neighborhood.

Experience

Current Positions

     

    • Professor, Chinese Studies, Centre for East Asian Studies, SIS, JNU
    • Member, Editorial Board, China Report (New Delhi) Since January 2015

Past Positions

    • Editor, China Report (New Delhi) 2007-2014
    • Member, National Security Advisory Board, Government of India, January 2011- January 2013
    • Chairperson, Centre for East Asian Studies, SIS, JNU, 1st  February 2006-31st January 2008
    • Director, Institute of  Chinese Studies,2012-2017

Education

    • PhD. Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    • MA. International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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