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.
Recent Publications

ICI Scholars on the India China Border Issue

  We have already shared some of the recent articles by ICI Fellows and affiliated scholars on the developing story of the most recent border tensions between India and China. Today we offer several more recent articles from our ICI network, including Professors Nimmi Kurian and Mahendra Lama. Kurian was recently part of the ChinaFile discussions hosted read on

CFP – Envisioning the Future and Understanding the Realities of India’s Urban Ecologies

  Envisioning the Future and Understanding the Realities of India’s Urban Ecologies An Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University In partnership with the Consulate of India, Atlanta March 15-17, 2018   About the Conference: India, a land of ancient wisdom and cultural world heritage, is home to the world’s first cities. read on
Image credit John Flannery: Flickr.

The Importance of National Legislation for Refugee Protection in India – Shreya Sen

We are pleased to share a recent article written by one of our former ICKCBI Student Fellows Shreya Sen. She is currently a Doctoral Fellow at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Calcutta. Sen’s latest piece is titled Understanding the importance of a national legislation for refugee protection in read on

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


Fall Semester Begins @ The New School
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am
China India Scholar-Leaders Fellowship Deadline
Oct 16 all-day
China India Scholar-Leaders Fellowship Deadline


The deadline for applying to the Second Cohort of our India China Scholar-Leaders Initiative (CISLI) Fellowship is October 16, 2017. Applications and supporting letters must be submitted no later than today to be considered. The CFP for the CISLI Fellowship can be found here.

The Fellowship offers an intensive 24 month professional development experience for junior scholars focused on the theme of Prosperity and Inequality in India and China. Fellows will develop a research project related to their area of expertise and connected to the theme of Prosperity and Inequality. Fellows will also have the opportunity to spend one month in New York City and 5-7 weeks conducting fieldwork on their research topic in India or China. Fellows will be provided research support and methods training, as well as interactions with noted scholars working on Prosperity and Inequality in India and China. Fellows will be expected to produce at least one publishable article, policy paper or scholarly piece by the end of the Fellowship. The Fellowship includes an award of USD $5,000, and covers all travel-related costs, funding support for field research, and all New York residency costs (food, lodging, travel, etc.). The total value of the Fellowship is approximately USD $37,000. The program is structured so that Fellows can largely continue primary teaching or research obligations at their home institutions while also participating in the Fellowship.

More information about the CISLI and current Fellows can be found on the main CISLI page here.

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Reversing Roles? Environmental Politics and Policy in China and the US in the Trump and Xi Jingping Era w/ Robert Gottlieb @ Orozco Room (#712)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reversing Roles? Environmental Politics and Policy in China and the US in the Trump and Xi Jingping Era w/ Robert Gottlieb @ Orozco Room (#712)

Reversing Roles?

Environmental Politics and Policy in China and the US in the Trump and Xi Jingping Era

A book talk by Professor Robert Gottlieb

October 18, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Orozco Room (#712), 66 W. 12th St



About the Talk

Has there been a role reversal between the US and China on the environment?

China has long been considered an environmental outlier — horrendous smog episodes, water unfit to drink and even to irrigate, huge increases in the number of cars on the road, a global leader in the use of pesticides, a major coal producer and importer, a reluctant participant in global climate negotiations until recently, and more. The US, until November 9, had been seen as at least modestly responsive to environmental concerns. Now with Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt ensconced in Washington seeking to systematically dismantle the environmental policy system in contrast to the passage of environmental legislation and a new role around climate change in China, the roles do seem to be reversing. Is that an accurate view?

The answer is yes and no. The talk will compare current US and China environmental approaches in such areas as air pollution, transportation, and food as well as climate change, and the interplay between national and local or regional government policies and their implementation. It will point to the role of social movements and popular protests to help us understand what has changed and why. And it will look at the structural barriers for change: the nature of China’s embrace of marketization, developmentalism, and urbanization on the one hand, and the continuing power of the fossil fuel industry and other environmentally problematic industry forces in the U.S. to shape or at least block policies.

About the Speaker

Robert Gottlieb is Emeritus Professor at Occidental College and founder and former executive director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books; his most recent book, co-authored with Simon Ng, is Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China (MIT Press).

Sponsored by The New School’s interdisciplinary programs in Global StudiesUrban Studies, and Environmental Studies, and the India China Institute.

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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.



Links_IconFind other resources and sites on India and China below.
India China Related Links

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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