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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.


05 Jul 2023
Wednesday Seminar| ‘Chinese Wisdom’ on Offer: Xi Jinping's Three Global Initiatives| 05 July, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

This seminar is the second of an ICS series on China’s Three Global Initiatives, i.e., Global Development Initiative, Global Security Initiative and Global Civilisation Initiative.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
28 Jun 2023
Wednesday Seminar| What to Expect from China's Global Security Initiative? | 28 June, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Manoj Kewalramani

This seminar is the first of an ICS series on China’s Three Global Initiatives, i.e., Global Development Initiative, Global Security Initiative and Global Civilisation Initiative.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
21 Jun 2023
Wednesday Seminar| Visualising Socialist Realism in Xuānchuán huà (1949-1976) |21 June, 2023 @ 3 P.M. IST | Zoom Webinar
Sugandha Tandon

The artworks produced during the Mao period (1949-1976) are ubiquitously seen as just propaganda, with complete condensation of the artist's position, accompanying practices or institutional spaces.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
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
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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

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