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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.

27 Oct 2021
Wednesday Seminar| Panel Discussion | The Financialization of Chinese Cities & the Real Estate Industry | 27th October @ 4:30 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Fulong Wu, Tao Wang, Yue Zhang

The rapid Chinese urbanisation process has been admired, much studied but perhaps still less understood than one would like. Of particular interest in this process has been the phenomenon often described as financialization and the nexus of land
Venue: Zoom Webinar
20 Oct 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Tawang's linkages with Bhutan | 20th October @ 3 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Sonia Shukla

The Tawang region in Arunachal Pradesh has traditionally been known to draw its linkages from Tibet. Its ethnicity and religious practices are derived directly from Tibet. And until 1951, even the administration of the area
Venue: Zoom Webinar
13 Oct 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Migrant Workers’ Housing in Shenzhen: Issues and Challenges | 13th October @ 3 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Reeja Nair

In its Thirteenth Five Year Plan in 2016, the government of Shenzhen announced that establishing housing for ‘talent workers’ will be a priority for public housing in the future. In pursuance of this, in August 2018
Venue: Zoom Webinar
06 Oct 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Panel Discussion: Transboundary Effects of Infrastructure Development: A View from Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin| 6th October @ 3 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman, Dr. Ruth Gamble, Vishwa Ranjan Sinha

The Brahmaputra River basin is shared between China, India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. China and India have already fought a war in the territory through which the river flows, and Bangladesh faces incredible human security pressures in its basin area
Venue: Zoom Webinar
29 Sep 2021
Wednesday Seminar | India, China, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Regional Geopolitics| 29th September @ 3 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Happymon Jacob

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is likely to play a major role in the geopolitics of the South-Central Asian region. US withdrawal from Afghanistan, SCO’s focus on post-American Afghanistan, and the growing proximity among China
Venue: Zoom Webinar
22 Sep 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Panel Discussion: China’s Position on Afghanistan | 22nd September @ 3 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Andrew Small, Suhasini Haidar

China sees an opportunity in and is tempted by the space vacated by the withdrawal of US troops and the takeover of the Taliban with whom it has cultivated relations over years, to step into Afghanistan economically and strategically.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
15 Sep 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Book Discussion: China Inc.: Between State Capitalism and Economic Statecraft | 15th September @ 3 P. M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Aravind Yelery, Santishree Pandit, Jaimini Bhagwati, Partha Mukhopadhyay

The reform of China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the 1990s was politically unpleasant and socially threatening. There were mass closures of firms, tens of millions of lay-offs, and stock market listings for many of the biggest state firms
Venue: Zoom Webinar
08 Sep 2021
Wednesday Seminar | The Party and the People: CCP and the Private Sector | 8th September @ 6 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Bruce J. Dickson

Since Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the CCP in 2012, much attention has been paid to his steady accumulation of power. A parallel trend has received much less attention: the revival and strengthening of the CCP’s Leninist traditions.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
01 Sep 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Panel Discussion | 'Cross- Asiatic connections in the late 19th and 20th centuries | 1st September @ 6 PM IST | Zoom Webinar
Arpita Bose, Barnali Chanda, James Gethyn Evans, Sudarshana Chanda

This seminar intends to examine different narratives (including archival materials, travelogues, journals and newspapers) related to connections across Asia from the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
25 Aug 2021
Wednesday Seminar | Future of Cross-Strait Relations: Implications for the region and India | 25th August @ 5:30 PM IST | Webex Webinar
Bonnie S. Glaser, Alan Hao Yang, Sana Hashmi, Ashok K. Kantha

As the Indo-Pacific construct evolves, it is important to look at how this set of relations and its future hold relevance for the like-minded countries in the Indo-Pacific region and what could these countries do to minimise the threat
Venue: Webex Webinar

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