13th All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS)

Organized by
Institute of Chinese Studies & IIT-Madras China Studies Centre,
28-30 January 2021

  Venue: Zoom

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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The 13th All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS) will be organised virtually by Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) China Studies Centre from 28 to 30 January 2021. The Minister for External Affairs, Hon’ble Dr. S. Jaishankar, has consented to deliver the Keynote Address on 28 January at the inaugural session.

 The 13th AICCS will feature young and established China scholars from more than 30 institutions all over the country and abroad participating as speakers, chairs and discussants. This year’s Conference will focus on the special theme “China at the Crossroads: New Directions in Politics, Environment and Economy”. There will be a total of 11 sessions spread over three days. The programme of the Conference is attached.

The AICCS is the flagship event of the ICS, convened annually for generating interest in and strengthening research on China studies in India. Each conference has a special theme and includes sessions wherein scholars provide a survey of recent scholarship on different aspects of Chinese studies. Apart from the participation of renowned scholars, the conference provides a platform for young China scholars to present papers based on their ongoing research. A notable feature of the AICCS is the Mira Sinha-Bhattacharjea Award – instituted in the memory of one of the finest China scholars of India – for the best original paper at the AICCS presented by a young scholar.

The AICCS promotes active networking among scholars and raises awareness about the research and study on China in India. This is the motivation in holding the AICCS every year in collaboration with an academic institution/university in different parts of the country. Twelve conferences have been held so far – Delhi (2006 and 2009), Jadavpur University (2010), Central University of Hyderabad, (2011) Shantiniketan (2012), IIM-Kozhikode (2013), Benaras Hindu University (2014), Sikkim University (2015), University of Mumbai (2016), Goa University (2017), CHRIST (2018), and O. P. Jindal Global University (2019).

The Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi is one of the oldest multi-disciplinary research institutions on China and East Asia in India, which not only generates its own research but also brings together leading and upcoming scholars on a regular basis through multiple fora. Among its many legacies, it has been conducting weekly Wednesday Seminars for over 50 years and has its own peer-reviewed quarterly journal on China and East Asia, China Report, which is in its 56th year of publication. The ICS celebrated its 50th year in 2019.

Established in April 2011 with a view to create an academic centre dedicated to the long-term study of China, IIT-M China Studies Centre has research interests spanning domestic politics, foreign policy, economy and development of China. The Centre actively hosts scholars/visiting researchers from the domain of Chinese studies and has several PhD scholars researching on multiple aspects related to China.

The Conference will be held online on Zoom and broadcast live on the ICS Youtube Channel. Please register for participation in the Conference here. The link will be valid for all three days of the Conference.

Further relevant information will be posted in due time on the website: https://csc.iitm.ac.in/13th-all-india-conference-china-studies-aiccs-0

Prof.Sreemati Chakrabarti (Convenor)
Vice-Chairperson and Honorary Fellow
Institute of Chinese Studies
8/17, Sri Ram Road, Civil Lines, Delhi
Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu (Co-Convenor)
In-Charge, IIT-Madras China Studies Centre
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai 600036, Tamil Nadu