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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.

07 Feb 2024
Wednesday Seminar | China in Multilateral Institutions: Objectives and Actions | 7 February 2024 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Amb. Asoke Mukerji

China’s influential role in international affairs has been facilitated by China’s membership in multilateral institutions (UN/UNSC, IMF, World Bank, GATT/WTO) created after the Second World War.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
31 Jan 2024
Wednesday Seminar | The US-Japan Alliance: Prospects and Challenges under Japan's Recent National Security Strategy | 31 January, 2024 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Tomohito Shinoda

During the Cold War era, the alliance between Japan and the United States (US) was asymmetrical. Japan offered bases for the US Forces, and the latter provided security.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
24 Jan 2024
Wednesday Seminar | ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ (2013) to ‘Community with a Shared Future for Mankind’ (2023): Deciphering Xi Jinping’s World View | 24 January, 2024 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Parimal Maya Sudhakar

Xi Jinping became President of PRC in the year 2013 and immediately began to roll out his vision of a China-led/China-centric world order.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
17 Jan 2024
Wednesday Seminar | China and India – Imponderable Bilateral | 17 January, 2024 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Raviprasad Narayanan

International relations are an agglomerate of many geographical areas with their multi-spectral bilateral relations. China and India are exemplars of just one constant determinant - divergences.
10 Jan 2024
Wednesday Seminar | Why China will Avoid an All-Out Confrontation with the US in the Middle East Following the Gaza War| 10 January, 2024 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Mr. Atul Aneja

The apparent thaw between China and the United States following the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping
03 Jan 2024
Wednesday Seminar | Northern Girls: Avant-garde Fiction in Reform China| 3 January, 2024 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Snigdha Konar

The novel Northern Girls (2004) written by Sheng Keyi, warrants consideration as avant-garde fiction, as it unravels new themes, new gendered identities, and new narratives in its own distinct way.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
20 Dec 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Contested (Geo)Politics of Reincarnation: Tibet and China | 20 December, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dibyesh Anand

Reincarnation is a fundamental part of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan and Himalayan socio-political world for many centuries.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
13 Dec 2023
Wednesday Seminar |India and China: Some Comparative Thoughts in Relation to Child Marriage| 13 December, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Mary E. John

This presentation will look at the histories and contemporary contexts of child marriage in India and China.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
29 Nov 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Good Fences Make Good Neighbours: Looking at India, with China in Mind | 29 November, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Subrata K. Mitra

I am a political scientist by training. Comparative politics, foreign policy, rational choice, and South Asia are among my areas of interest.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
22 Nov 2023
Wednesday Seminar | Panel Discussion: China-Bhutan 25th Round of Border Settlement Talks | 22 November, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Manoj Joshi, Amb. P. Stobdan, Amit Ranjan & Medha Bisht

China and Bhutan held the 25th round of border talks in Beijing on 23-24 October, 2023, and signed a “cooperation agreement” on the delimitation and demarcation of the boundary between the two countries.
Venue: Zoom Webinar

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