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.

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


Who Cares? Care Arrangements and Sanitation for the Poor in India, Compared With Europe and China @ Hirshon Suite
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Who Cares? Care Arrangements and Sanitation for the Poor in India, Compared With Europe and China @ Hirshon Suite | New York | New York | United States

This talk will examine the question: why do Indian middle class citizens seem to have no compelling interest improving sanitation for the poor, despite the fact that their own health is affected due to the close proximity of the poor? By comparing the current conditions of poverty in India and China, presenter Peter van der Veer will examine cultural theories of attitudes towards ‘the dirty outside world’ and will argue that these theories ignore the importance of caste, and especially, untouchability.


Peter van der Veer is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen and Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University. He is the author of Gods on Earth (LSE Mongraphs, 1988), Religious Nationalism (University of California Press 1994), Imperial Encounters (Princeton University Press 2001), The Modern Spirit of Asia (Princeton University Press 2014), editor of the new journal, Cultural Diversity in China and is a Senior Advisor at the India China Institute.

Romancing True Power: D20 @ Arnold and Shelia Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Romancing True Power: D20 @ Arnold and Shelia Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center | New York | New York | United States

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) presents the D20 – modeled after the G20 group of the most industrialized nations. It is a selective list of leaders from present and recent past, across continents and political systems, who, in some way, represent many people’s ideal of strong power – a true power. What are the various aspects of history, culture or geography that have allowed, indeed in many cases cultivated, this dicktatorial leadership style? Why are so many of us enamored with power and the excesses that go with it? What is so attractive, even seductive, about this dicktatorial way of life? Why do we romance it?

Romancing True Power investigates the human reaction to an idea of power that is autocratic, authoritarian, dictatorial. This is a power undoubtedly present in dictatorships but can be equally be found in democracies. This exhibition is an invitation to re-imagine power by looking at dicktatorial constructs, their typology, and their trappings. These trappings including parades, salutes, group photographs, national currencies and stamps, formal and informal busts, and other memorabilia – official collectibles and pop-culture trinkets such as mugs and t-shirts, which are on exhibition. But the trappings also include intangibles such as perception, support, posturing, and self-promotion, all of which will be explored as well.

The exhibition is partially funded by the India China Institute, the Milano School and Milano’s Studley Faculty Research Fund.

The Fear of Art: 32nd Social Research conference @ Kaplan Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Fear of Art:  32nd Social Research conference @ Kaplan Auditorium | New York | New York | United States

FearofArt smallThe Center for Public Scholarship is pleased to present the 32nd Social Research conference, “The Fear of Art,” on Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13, 2015, at The New School in New York City.

Ai Weiwei will give the keynote address with a video he is creating especially for the conference, “The Censorship of Artists: Artists in Prison, Artists in Exile.”

We have chosen this theme for our next conference because freedom of expression remains under threat in both totalitarian and democratic states. Artists continue to be imprisoned and exiled and art continues to be banned and destroyed, all of which gives evidence of the power of images to unsettle, to speak truth to power, to question our cherished cultural norms and what we hold sacred.

The conference aims to examine how art can threaten, terrify, and provoke the wrath of political, religious, and cultural regimes. Speakers will examine the history of art censorship and the role of artists as collaborators and rebels. The agenda also pairs artists and scholars to discuss activist art, the threat posed by art, the potency of art, artists at risk, and artists in exile. Museum and gallery directors will discuss who does the policing and ask: What is the role of self-censorship?

The conference is co-sponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and PoliticsPEN American Center, and the India China Institute at The New School. The conference has been made possible with generous support from Agnes GundThe Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Larry Warsh, the Ford Foundation, and ArteEast.

The director and founder (1988) of the Social Research conference series is Arien Mack, Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research, who has been the editor of Social Research since 1970. For the history of the conference series, visit the Social Research conference series site. For information about other public events at The New School, see the university calendarFind information about the more than 70 degree programs offered at The New School. For general information about The New School, visit the Quick Facts page.

Asia and Dissent in a Time of Strongman Leaders @ Klein Conference Room
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Asia and Dissent in a Time of Strongman Leaders @ Klein Conference Room | New York | New York | United States

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with experts on China, India, Japan & Russia.


Jeff Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s professor of History, University of California at Irvine; Author, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know; Editorial Board Member, Dissent Magazine


Alexis Dudden, Professor of History, University of Connecticut and Contributor, Dissent Magazine

Nina Khrushcheva, Associate Professor and Associate Dean at Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School

Ross Perlin, Author and Contributor, Dissent Magazine

Sanjay Ruparelia, Associate Professor of Politics, Eugene Lang College at The New School and former Fellow, India China Institute

Fourth Interdisciplinary Symposium for Emerging Scholars on India China Studies: New York @ The New School
Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
China and India: New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry Conference @ Wollman Hall
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day
China and India: New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry Conference @ Wollman Hall | New York | New York | United States


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.

Keynote Speaker:

cropped-mcgee_terryTerry McGee

Professor, Former Director
Institute of Asian Research
University of British Columbia



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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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