Fourth Interdisciplinary Symposium for Emerging Scholars on India China Studies: New York

April 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The New School - Orozco Room (7th floor)
66 West 12th St
New York
India China Institute

The Fourth Interdisciplinary Symposium for Emerging Scholars on India China Studies is part of the India China Institute’s continuing commitment to build a community of scholars who are engaged in research that focuses on new and innovative approaches to understanding India-China CallforPapers[4th Symposium]ChinaWebrelations.
Presenters selected for this symposium share a broad interest in India-China relations in a globalizing world. The symposium will provide a platform for a select group of early career scholars from India, China, and the United States to present their work and to participate in multi-disciplinary investigation and deliberation with distinguished scholars.

When discussing the work of each of the presenters, we hope to identify relevant methodological and substantive questions, and where possible answers, through a productive confrontation of diverse disciplinary perspectives. Relevant cross-cutting themes will include that of the role to be played by received and privileged spatial and institutional frames, such as that of the nation-state, in scholarly analyses within the field, and that of how to relate historical and contemporary concerns while avoiding anachronistic fallacies.

We hope that the symposium will provide a milestone in the intellectual definition and institutional development of the field, enhance the sense of community within it, and help to foster more productive directions for teaching and scholarship.

The Fourth Interdisciplinary Symposium for Emerging Scholars on India China Studies is generously supported by The Starr Foundation. Co-sponsored by the interdisciplinary programs in Global, Urban, and Environmental studies at The New School.

** Download a copy of the full program here [PDF] or just the program schedule here [PDF].

Event Schedule

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Orozco Conference Room (#712)
66 W 12th Street, 7th Floor, New York

9:00-9:30 Registration (refreshments, coffee and tea will be provided)

9:30-9:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45-12:45 Session I: Flows and Exchanges

Chair: Jianying Zha, Writer and Former ICI China Representative

  • (Paper 1) Yang Lu, Lecturer, Heidelberg University
    • “Ontological Security and India-China Relations: From Border War to ‘News War’”
  • (Paper 2) Jingfeng Li, Assistant Researcher, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences
    • “Driving force and constraints behind BCIM Economic Corridor”
  • (Paper 3) Amen Jaffer, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Forman Christian College, Lahore
    • “The Sufi Shrine Revival in India Punjab”
  • (Paper 4) Marina Kaneti, PhD Candidate, Politics, The New School for Social Research
    • “Leveraging Capital: Trade, consumption, and migration in the age of the unequal treaties”

Ashok Gurung, Senior Director, ICI and Professor of Practice, Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School
Mary Bryna Sanger, Deputy Provost and Senior Vice President, Provost Office, The New School
Nimmi Kurian, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, Former ICI Fellow & Former ICI India Representative (Paper 1 & 2)
Sanjay Ruparelia, Assistant Professor of Politics, The New School for Social Research, Former ICI Fellow & Faculty Advisor (Paper 1)
Joe Thomas Krackattu, Assistant Professor, China Studies Centre Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras (Paper 1)
Lei Ping, Assistant Professor of China Studies and Coordinator of Chinese Program, The New School for Public Engagement (Paper 2)
Yuan Zhang, Research Fellow, Sanskrit Centre of Institute of Foreign Literature, China Academy of Social Sciences (Paper 2)
Sanjay Chaturvedi, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Former ICI Fellow (Paper 3 & 4)
Eiko Ikegami, Professor of Sociology, The New School for Social Research (Paper 3)
Barnali Chanda, Research Fellow, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkatta (Paper 3)

Question and Answers (45 minutes)

16:15-17:55 India China Studies: A Round Table Discussion

Chair: Ashok Gurung, Senior Director, ICI, The New School