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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.

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
05 Apr 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Epidemic Control, Social Control: The Rise of an Emergency Disciplinary State in Mao’s China| 5th April, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Fang Xiaoping

This talk examines the relationships between epidemic control and social control during the global cholera pandemic that plagued the southeastern coastal areas of Mao’s China between 1961 and 1965,
Venue: Zoom Webinar
29 Mar 2023
Wednesday Seminar | China’s Position on the Ukraine Conflict| 29th March, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Mr Ashok K. Kantha

The seminar will explore several issues relating to China's position on the Ukraine conflict and its fallout, including: main elements and drivers of China's professedly neutral stance
Venue: Zoom Webinar
22 Mar 2023
Wednesday Seminar | China in Soviet Lithuanian Children’s Periodicals | 22nd March 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Karina Simonson

This seminar is based on Dr. Simonson’s postdoctoral research project focusing on the representation of China in several Soviet Lithuanian children’s magazines and newspapers.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
15 Mar 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Japan’s Normalcy Conundrum in the Post-Abe Era | 15th March 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Prof. Yoshihide Soeya

To many observers, Japan becoming a “normal country” would connote a Japan returning to the stage of great power politics with “normalized” defense and security policies backed by military capabilities.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
01 Mar 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Round Table Panel Discussion: China-US Relations: Downed Balloon, Cancelled Visit – Is it a Lost Opportunity? | 1 March 2023 @ 6 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Prof. Da Wei, Ms. Shannon Tiezzi, Prof. Alka Acharya

The “spy balloon” episode took the wind out of the stated purpose of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s now-postponed China visit, which was aimed at achieving rapprochement between Washington and Beijing.
Venue: Zoom Webinar

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