ICI supports research, teaching and discussion on India, China and the United States.

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

This initiative provides an opportunity for young scholars from India and China to present their ongoing research in a formal academic setting. An annual international conference in NY 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

Dec
5
Mon
2016
4:00 pm Colloquium on the Economies and ... @ Orozco Room
Colloquium on the Economies and ... @ Orozco Room
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Colloquium on the Economies and Societies of India and China - Ching Kwan Lee @ Orozco Room
Colloquium on the Economies and Societies of India and China (CESIC) “Authoritarian Precarization: Mapping the Labor Politics of Recognition, Regulation and Reproduction in China” A Public Talk by Professor Ching Kwan Lee Monday, December 5, read on
6:30 pm La Grande Bouffe and the “The Di... @ Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
La Grande Bouffe and the “The Di... @ Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm
La Grande Bouffe and the “The Dictators' Dessert” @ Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Soyoung Yoon, Program Director of Visual Studies, screens Marco Ferreri’s 1973 film La Grande Abbuffata (La Grande Bouffe), accompanied by “The Dictators’ Dessert,” a talk and Q&A with UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Ramsey McGlazer: Marco Ferreri’s La grande abbuffata read on
Apr
20
Thu
2017
all-day Mountains and Sacred Landscapes ... @ The New School
Mountains and Sacred Landscapes ... @ The New School
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
Mountains and Sacred Landscapes Conference @ The New School
The India China Institute (ICI) at The New School, the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC), American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS), and the International Centre read on

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 Mount Kailash in Tibet.

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 which are taking place 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).

Mountains and Sacred Landscapes Conference (2017)

The India China Institute is excited to be partnering with the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC), American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS), and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) to host an international conference on the theme of Mountains and Sacred Landscapes. It will be held at The New School in New York City from Thursday April 20th to Sunday April 23rd, 2017. The conference will include the latest research on the intersections of religion, nature and culture and will feature special presentation from the India China Institute’s three-year research project on Sacred Landscapes and Sustainable Futures in the Himalaya. Learn more...

Student Fellows Blog - Fieldnotes From India & China

homesick // sick of home
I believe this duality is shared by many. As we are in one place, we tend to miss another. My exploration this summer was quite eclectic, to say the least. It is not easy trying to narrow it down to functional organization and its relationship to the sense of home a place cultivates. Indeed, spatial read on
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Art and locality – Ladakh
On Aug 13, we attended a local monastic festival and witnessed a beautiful ceremony of first having the site purified of obstacles. Then in the second part of the ritual having offerings in the honor of Padmasambhava by each one of the companions.  The most remarkable sacred art that we saw in Ladakh was at Alchi Monastery. read on
Retrospective: Pearl of the Orient
Looking back to my stay in Shanghai and feeling  little guilty for my delayed diary entry about it, I can’t help but feel a strange sense of nostalgia. The city, as advanced and cosmopolitan as it is, lingers on a heavy scent of history. Even its diversity stems from a geo-historical context. The Shanghai Urban Planning read on
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Ladakh – Little Tibet
  Watching the rare documentary of The Yogis of Tibet offered a great insight into the ancient culture and practice of Tibetan throughout the years in Tibet and after their refuge to other regions. The hardship of their external environment allowed them to look inside and practice their daily rituals. The presence of Ladakhi military against read on

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