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.

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Recent Publications

CISLI Fellow Lu Yang on the Doklam Standoff

We are excited to share a new column in the Indian Express written by one of our current CISLI Fellows Yang Lu. In her column Lu argues that despite the border tensions in the Doklam area between India and China, “something positive is also happening which would contribute to a better understanding of India in China.” read on
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Former ICI Fellow Mahendra Lama on BRICS Cooperation

In his latest OpEd for the Kathmandu Post, former ICI Fellow and Professor Mahendra Lama discusses the possibilities for using the ties between BRICS states to strengthen a range of options, from fighting terrorism and promoting peace to improving educational opportunities. On the issue of education Lama writes: Education as a critical theme of cooperation read on
Refugee by Ani Bashar

Former ICI Fellow Shreya Sen & the Rohingya Refugees in India

We are happy to share a recent article which included an interview with former ICKCBI Fellow Shreya Sen. Sen is currently the executive member of the Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues Network and a doctoral fellow at the University of Calcutta. In her comments she raises the importance of legal changes to Indian read on

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


Reimagining Youth and Politics in India w/Shehla Rashid @ Kellen Auditorium (Room 101)
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Reimagining Youth and Politics in India

Talk by Shehla Rashid

October 23, 2017 | 6:30-8:00 pm
Kellen Auditorium (#101) | 66 Fifth Avenue, NY, The New School


About the Talk

Shehla Rashid represents one of the most important voices in the anti-fascist struggles in India. She was the Vice President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union and a member of the All India Student Association. She is currently finishing a MPhil in Law and Governance at JNU.

A 2016 interview with Rashid for The Wire.

A 2016 video of Rashid giving a speech on campus at JNU.



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Religious Change and Disturbed Religious Ecosystems in Jiangsu, China w/ Robert Weller @ Orozco Room (#712)
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Religious Change and Disturbed Religious Ecosystems in Jiangsu, China

Talk by Professor Robert Weller

October 26, 2017 | 4:00-6:00 pm
Orozco Room (#712) | 66 W. 12th St, NY, The New School


About the Talk

Rapid urban expansion in wealthy parts of China has led to the resettlement of many villagers into high-rise buildings, making earlier forms of material and cultural life impossible.  At the same time, large-scale urban reconstruction has displaced many old city neighborhoods.  One result is that the territorially-based religion described in much of the anthropological and historical literature has become increasingly untenable as the entire ecosystem surrounding it has grown unstable. This talk examines what appears to be an especially creative zone for religious innovation:  the expanding urban edge.  The cases come from various cities in southern Jiangsu and focus on ghost attacks, a spirit medium network, and innovations in the forms and objects of temple worship. Theoretically, the paper thinks about ecosystems in the broadest sense of complexly articulated systems, without assuming a divide between nature and culture.

About the Speaker

Robert Weller is Professor of Anthropology & Director of Graduate Studies at Boston University. Weller’s work concentrates on China and Taiwan in comparative perspective. His actual research topics, however, are eclectic—running from ghosts to politics, rebellions to landscape paintings. Perhaps what unites everything is an interest in finding the limits to authority in all its settings. His publications include Unities and Diversities in Chinese Religion (1987),  Resistance, Chaos, and Control in China: Taiping Rebels, Taiwanese Ghosts and Tiananmen (1994), Alternate Civilities: Chinese Culture and the Prospects for Democracy (1999), Discovering Nature: Globalization and Environmental Culture in China and Taiwan (2006), and Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity (2008).


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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.



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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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