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, and opinion-makers working to promote academic and public understandings of India and China.  
 

Scholarly Network

From graduate students and junior faculty to prominent senior scholars, the India China Institute works with an impressive network of leading thinkers on India and China. Find out more about the work being done by our scholars and scholarly resources on India China.

Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholars initiative provides an opportunity for young scholars from India and China to present their ongoing research in a formal academic setting. By combining national conferences with an annual New York international conference, ICI offers an important venue for up and coming scholars to showcase their work.

Student Fellows

Since the inception of ICI, active engagement with students has been central to the dissemination of information concerning India China studies. Every year ICI supports a group of students as they head to India and China to conduct academic research and fieldwork.

Upcoming Events

Feb
12
Fri
2016
5:30 pm Global Warming and the Rise of A... @ Tishman Auditorium, University Center
Global Warming and the Rise of A... @ Tishman Auditorium, University Center
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Global Warming and the Rise of Asia w/ Amitav Ghosh & Prasenjit Duara @ Tishman Auditorium, University Center
Global Warming & the Rise of Asia w/ Amitav Ghosh and Prasenjit Duara The India China Institute engages two renowned intellectuals – Amitav Ghosh and Prasenjit Duara – in a conversation on climate change and read on
Feb
13
Sat
2016
all-day “Aboveground-40 Moments of Trans... @ Skybridge Art Space - The New School
“Aboveground-40 Moments of Trans... @ Skybridge Art Space - The New School
Feb 13 – Feb 27 all-day
"Aboveground-40 Moments of Transformation" Chinese Feminist Photo Exhibition @ Skybridge Art Space - The New School
“Aboveground—40 Moments of Transformation”  A photography exhibition of young feminist activism in China February 12-26, 2016 Skybridge Art Space 65 West 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10011 The India China Institute is pleased read on
Apr
6
Thu
2017
all-day Religion, Nature and Mountain Ha... @ The New School
Religion, Nature and Mountain Ha... @ The New School
Apr 6 – Apr 9 all-day
Religion, Nature and Mountain Habitats | ICI + ISSRNC Conference (2017 Tentative) @ The New School
The India China Institute (ICI) at The New School and the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC) are excited to announce a joint conference on the theme of religion, nature read on

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Sacred Himalaya

A three-year, Luce funded initiative, the Sacred Himalaya Initiative (SHI) explores the interconnections between everyday religion, ecology and sacred landscapes linked to sacred Mount Kailash.

Urbanizers

Urbanizers of China and India is a new, multi-year engagement to explore new dimension of inequality & the pursuit of social justice from the perspective of those who are making the 21st century cities of India and China.

Spatial Politics of Work

The Spatial Politics of Work Initiative (SPW) aims to explore the new modes of work, manufacturing, and making across India, China, and the United States.

Economies & Societies

Our latest project for the Economies and Societies Initiative is a special colloquium bringing senior scholars together, called the Colloquium on the Economies and Societies of India and China (CESIC).

Student Fellows Blog - Fieldnotes From India & China

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Huaqiang
Did you ever wonder what happens to your old cell phone when you recycle it? Sometimes electronics are immediately shredded into small pieces and sent out to be further sorted and processed into raw materials. But some phones are repaired and resold or salvaged for parts to fix another phone. And one epicenter in the read on
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Urban Villages
What is an urban village? The term seems to defy an exact definition as each urban village has a different story of its founding, development and current use. While in Shenzhen, I visited four different urban villages and each had a very different context and management system. But some features they all shared was existing read on