The India China Institute strives to offer a wide range of materials for anyone interested in learning more about what we call the re-emergence of the “India China Story.” Whether you’re an established scholar, a student, a policy analyst, or a curious citizen, our resources offer something for everyone.

Featured_IconTake a look at recent work from our network of scholars and Fellows below.
Featured Publications
PRESENTATION: ICI Fellow Milind Murugkar on Indian Food Security & the WTO
Description: Former ICI Fellow Milind Murugkar (2008-10) has recently put together an interesting presentation on the National Food Security Act in India and its connection to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a talk in Delhi in July of 2014 titled “Coordinated Compliance: NFSA and WTO.” View presentation [Powerpoint PPT or Acrobat PDF].


9780415603782BOOK: The Dao of World Politics: Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations (Routledge, 2014)


Description: LH.M. Ling, a former ICI Fellow and a current member of ICI’s Faculty Advisory Committee theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and democratic governance by offering a non-Western alternative to hegemonic debates in IR. The book presents the story of world politics by integrating folk tales and popular culture with policy analysis. It does not exclude current models of liberal internationalism but rather brackets them for another day, another purpose. The deconstruction of IR as a singular unifying school of thought through the lens of a non-Westphalian analytic shows a unique perspective on the forces that drive and shape world politics. This book suggests new ways to articulate and act so that global politics is more inclusive and less coercive. Only then, the book claims, could IR realize what the dao has always stood for: a world of compassion and care.

Click here for more details on the book. In the Fall of 2013 ICI hosted a book launch and discussion. You can watch the event here.


This is just a sample of available publications, articles and presentations that may be of interest. You can browse all of our past publications at the link below. If you are a scholar and want a publication featured here, send us an e-mail.

More Publications


Find out about upcoming events hosted by the India China Institute below.
Events Calendar


December 2014 – April 2015

Gods, Power and Common Folks: City and Religion in Kyoto, Japan
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm

Social Science Baha
invites you to its

Lecture Series LXXX

Eiko Ikegami


Gods, Power and Common Folks
City and Religion in Kyoto, Japan


4 pm • 22 December, 2014 (Monday) • The City Museum, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu

This lecture is based on Eiko Ikegami’s research over the last 10 years in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Professor Ikegami will invite the audience to the breathtaking sights of Japan’s most famous festival, Gion Matsuri in Kyoto. The Gion festival has been running for a thousand years on an annual basis. In discussing the history and contemporary practices of the festival, she will unveil significance that has become embedded in the contemporary landscape and civic culture of Kyoto city.

Drawing on her historical and ethnographic research, Professor Ikegami will conjure up the Shinto roots of the festival, and how it became dedicated to a shrine called Yasaka. She will then point out how the Gion festival is more than just a Shinto festivity. The shrine and festival are deeply connected with the development of Kyoto’s spatial layout and the creation and transformation of what it meant for ancient Kyotoites to identify with their sense of being citizens. Even the development of the world-famous traditional courtesan district, also called Gion, is related to the history of the Yasaka shrine.

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Eiko Ikegami (PhD in Sociology, Harvard University) is Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of Sociology and History at The New School for Social Research in New York. She is the author of The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan and Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and Political Origins of Japanese Culture, which won five book prizes in fields, including the John Whitney Hall Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies and the Best Book Award in Cultural Sociology from the American Sociological Association. Her current work on civility and aesthetics, cultures of Japanese capitalism and public spheres in comparative perspectives through network formation includes visualised interactive communications on the internet. Before coming to The New School, she held positions with Yale University and Nihon Keizai Shinbun (The Japan Economic Journal) in Tokyo. In 2003, she was elected to the chair of the Comparative and Historical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association.

This lecture is co-organised with the India China Institute at The New School in collaboration with the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology (Tribhuvan University), Lasanaa and The City Museum Kathmandu.


This is a public event and admission is free and open to all. Seating is first-come-first-served.
Please direct queries to 4472807

Fourth Interdisciplinary Symposium for Emerging Scholars on India China Studies: New York @ The New School
Apr 13 @ 3:30 pm – Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
China and India: New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry Conference @ TBA
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm
China and India: New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry Conference @ TBA | Kalisz | Greater Poland Voivodeship | Poland


China and India: New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry will explore new ways of looking at the interplay of the conceptual and the material in studies of urban India and China. A collaborative and exploratory field-building exercise, this conference will pursue alternatives to theories of social science and design that sometimes draw upon universalist and/or linear assumptions about processes such as capitalism, urbanization, and modernity. Instead, our conference participants, many of whom have engaged in ethnographic, interpretive, or other qualitative approaches to urban forms and processes, will pursue new concepts and expose areas of future inquiry based on their work on urban and urbanized spaces of China and India. ICI believes that a conference engaging scholars committed to theorizing from careful, contextualized studies of Chinese and Indian cities has the potential to create new fields of inquiry. Please check back for updates on logistical information about this conference.




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Maps Resources

Classes_IconFind out more about India China class offerings below.
India China Related Courses
The New School offers various classes on India and China related economic, political, architectural, cultural and environmental issues. To see a list of past and current courses click here. More


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India China Related Links


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India China News

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ICI strives to connect India, China and the US together in a holistic manner, from local to global. If you are looking for something and can’t find it, let us know and we will try to help. If you’re a scholar or policy expert and have an article or paper you would like us to feature, send us a an e-mail. In addition to these online resources, ICI has a small in-house library related to India and China. If you’re in the NY area and want to view our library, give us a call or send us an e-mail to setup an appointment.

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