MISSION: The India China Institute (ICI) at The New School supports research, teaching and discussion on India, China and the United States, with special focus on making comparisons and understanding interactions between the three countries as well as their joint impact on the rest of the world. ICI is the hub of an international network of scholars, leaders...



Join ICI @ The Block Party

It’s Party Time! Block Party that is. That’s right. It’s that time again when everyone floods back into NY for the start of the fall semester. And as usual, that means it’s time for another New School Block Party. This year The New School will host its 18th Annual Block Party, scheduled to take place read on

ICI Embarks on a New Economies and Societies Research Initiative This Fall

Beginning on October 17, ICI will be introducing The Colloquium on the Economies and Societies of India and China (CESIC), a series of private events at The New School. The 3-part series will be hosted by ICI Research Director and Professor Mark Frazier and Sanjay Ruparelia, a former ICI Fellow and a professor at Eugene Lang College. read on

Hong Kong Baptist University Pre and Post-PhD Fellowships: Deadline July 15, 2014

The Max Weber Foundation and the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) are accepting applications from PhD candidates and post-doctorates for a new joint programme on Migration, China, and the Global Context. There are three positions available for PhD students and one for the post-doctoral position. Each of the three Studentships includes a monthly stipend of read on

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship Competition

  The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) welcomes applicants for their fellowship competition from a wide variety of disciplines to apply for funding to conduct research in India.  In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Science AIIS encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. Applications read on

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Chat 'n Chai @ Hirshon Suite
Chat 'n Chai @ Hirshon Suite
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Chat 'n Chai @ Hirshon Suite | New York | New York | United States
Near the beginning of each Fall semester at The New School, the India China Institute (ICI) holds a information session about ICI’s offerings for students and faculty. In addition, students that received an exploratory grant to conduct research read on

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Cui Zhiyuan - Xi Jinping's Grand Reform Strategy April 29, 2014

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Mewsic – close to Mumbai

Only two weeks to go before I head to Mumbai. Besides working, I’ve been preparing for the trip, along with some logistical details. I recently got my vaccines and immunization shots updated, and little by little have been buying some useful ‘accessories’ for traveling. Regarding research, I’ve been in contact with the main collaborator in read on
Dual Pricing

Tourist Prices: Dual Pricing for a Good Cause?

The first time, I encountered the concept of a “tourist price” in India was by coincidence. My wife and I went to buy a leather bag in one of the many leather stores in Mumbai. My wife is from Mumbai, which proved to be significant. After a short look on the tag, the vendor gave read on
Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal: Global Icon and Local Economies

The Taj Mahal is stunning, beautiful and breathtaking. I chose a trip to this world-famous tomb, as it is India’s most recognizable tourist site, a true global icon and vivid part of the global imaginary. The Taj Majal, situated in the city of Agra, the former Mogul seat of power just three train-hours outside of read on