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Wednesday Seminars

Coterminous with the Institute, is the weekly Wednesday Seminar, which has been held uninterruptedly for the last four decades. The topics span an enormous range and attract students, experts, practitioners and laypersons alike. These seminars provide an opportunity for interested people to have access to informed discussions on various aspects of China and are ample evidence that the sections within India, which are interested in knowing and learning about China are widening and enlarging.

14 Jun 2023
Wednesday Seminar| Binding the Deities - Tibetan Buddhism, Reincarnation and the Chinese Communist Party |14 June, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Jigme Yeshe Lama

The presentation will delve into the interactions between the communist state of China and Tibetan Buddhism. It will focus on the issue of reincarnation of tulkus or rinpoches, who are hierarchs in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
07 Jun 2023
Wednesday Seminar| “Understanding the ‘Strange’: Knowledge of Emotions and Cognizance in Early Chinese and Indic Traditions” | 7 June, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Barnali Chanda

There have been several attempts to redefine what ‘strange’ means and how to map and understand it in terms of cognizance and emotions in Chinese and Indic philosophical schools.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
31 May 2023
Wednesday Seminar| Impact of Gender in China’s Soft Power Engagement in the Global South| 31 May, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Govind Kelkar

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping and the Central Committee pledged their adherence to the basic national policy of gender equality
Venue: Zoom Webinar
24 May 2023
Wednesday Seminar| Transportation History and the Circulation of Chinese Convict Workers and Plants to the Nilgiris (mid-19th century) | 24 May, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Joe Thomas Karackattu

The talk is based on the speaker’s latest non-fiction film, “Those 4 Years” (52 mins). The Nilgiris have gained the distinction of being a geographic indication for tea, today.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
17 May 2023
Wednesday Seminar| China’s Overextension in South Asia | 17 May, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury

This presentation explores China’s strategic interests in South Asia by focusing on Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. It examines the drivers of China’s foreign policy with regard
Venue: Zoom Webinar
10 May 2023
Wednesday Seminar| China’s Securitisation of Political Questions and Foreign Policy: Navigating Complexities| 10 May, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dokku Nagamalleswara Rao

China’s approach and attitude towards political questions involve a securitisation strategy aimed at legitimising its historical claims, which is closely linked to its foreign policy goals. While this approach
Venue: Zoom Webinar
03 May 2023
Wednesday Seminar| Panel Discussion on Revisiting the May Fourth Movement: Discourse and Narratives| 3 May, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Prashant Kaushik, Christian Uhl, Natasha Nongbri

The May Fourth Movement (MFM) has been regarded as a watershed in Chinese history. It was more than student demonstration against unfair treatment of China at the Paris Peace
Venue: Zoom Webinar
26 Apr 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Rethinking the ‘Southern Urban’ via a Tongbian Framing of Land’s Property Relations and Territory: Mumbai’s Malad and Hong Kong’s Kowloon| 26 April, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Wing-Shing Tang, Solomon Benjamin

Scholars of post-colonial shaped Southern Urbanism, across ideological persuasions, could view Mumbai’s fastest growing district Malad, and Kowloon’s Sham Shui Po’s to be set within a common narrative.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
19 Apr 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Lianghui 2023: China’s Two Sessions| 19 April, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
G. Venkat Raman, Rajiv Ranjan, Bhim B. Subba

China’s National People’s Congress (the national legislature) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (the political advisory body) held their annual sessions in March 2023.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
12 Apr 2023
Wednesday Seminar | China and the Saudi Arabia-Iran Diplomatic Rapprochement Atul Aneja in conversation with Andrea Ghiselli | 12 April, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Mr. Atul Aneja, Dr. Andrea Ghiselli

On March 6, 2023, representatives from Iran and Saudi Arabia met in Beijing for discussions and four days later, i.e., on 10 March, 2023, Riyadh and Tehran announced their decision to normalize relations.
Venue: Zoom Webinar

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