22 August, 2016


Panel I: Unexplored Sources on China-India Connections


Chair: Anne Cheng (Collège de France)


9:00-9:20    Anand Yang (University of Washington),

China in the Popular Imagination: Images of Chin in Hindi School Primers in Nineteenth Century North India



9:20-9:40    Kamal Sheel (Benares Hindu University),

A Survey of Hindi/ Urdu Materials on Modern India-China Connections at Local Libraries



9:40-10:00    Madhavi Thampi (Institute of Chinese Studies),

Materials on Republican-Era China in the National Archives of India


10:00-10:20    Wenshuo Liao (Academia Historica),

Recently Opened Archival Sources in Taiwan on China-India Relations, 1939-1949.


10:20-11:00    DISCUSSION


Panel II: China-India Connections in Literature


Chair: Li Tiangang (Fudan University)


11:15-11:35    Adhira Mangalagiri (University of Chicago), 

China-India Colonial Configurations and the Aesthetics of Imprisonment


11:35-11:55    Gal Gvili (Columbia University),

Return of the Barbarian: Female Storytellers and Tansregional Folklore in the Works of Xu Dishan


11:55-12:15    Tansen Sen (NYU Shanghai),

The “Hindu-Yangtze-Saikai”: Stories of an Indian Globetrotter in the 1930s China


12:15-12:45    DISCUSSION



Panel III: India, China, and the Colonial Connections


Chair: Sugata Bose (Harvard University)


2:30-2:50    Robert Bickers (University of Bristol),

Britain and China, and India, 1830s-1947


2:50-3:10    Zhang Ke (Fudan University),
Progress or Perish :Two images of India in Late Qing China


3:10-3:30    Cao Yin (NYU Shanghai),

Kill Buddha Singh: The Ghadar Party and Its Enemies in Shanghai, 1914-1927


3:30-3:50   Brian Tsui (HK Polytechnic University),

The Politics of Culture: Cheena Bhavana, Converging Nationalisms and Wartime Diplomacy


3:50-4:30    DISCUSSION



23 August, 2016



Panel IV: China-India Contemporary Comparisons and Connections


Chair: David Ludden (New York University)


9:00-9:20        Vamsi Valkulabharanam (University of Massachusetts),

A Spatial Fix for the Economic Slowdown? New Urbanization Initiatives in China and India


9:20-9:40        Ping Lei (The New School),

Consumption of ‘Creative’ Urban Space: A Comparative Study on Middle Class Identity in Shanghai and New Delhi.


9:40-10:00     Ka-Kin Cheuk (Leiden University),

Global Fabric Bazaar: An Ethnographic Study of Indian Traders in a Chinese Fabric Market 


10:00-10:20   Solomon Benjamin (IIT Chennai),

Co-Producing China in India: The “China Bazaars” in Indian Cities



10:20-11:00    DISCUSSION



Panel V: China and India: Mutual Perceptions and Understandings


Chair: Ashok Gurung (The New School)


11:15-11:35    Chen Jian (NYU Shanghai),

An Unnecessary War: Misperceptions and the Origins of the Chinese-Indian Border Clash of 1962



11:35-11:55    Effie Hu and Li Min (Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences),

India in Chinese Media: 2012-2014


11:55-12:15    Swagata Saha and Anusua Basu Ray Chaudhury (Observer Research Foundation),

Understanding Media Perceptions: Selected Indian National Dailies on China, 2012-2014


12:15-12:35    Mao Siwei (Former Chinese Consulate General in Kolkata)

Current India-China Relations


12:35-1:15    DISCUSSION



Panel VI: China and Southeast Asia


Chair: Barbara Watson Andaya (University of Hawaii)


2:30-2:50    Celina Hung (NYU Shanghai),

Creolizing the Sinophone Pacific


2:50-3:10    Mark Swislocki (NYU Abu Dhabi),

Borderland Environments of Yunnan and Burma ca. 1917


3:10-3:30    Janice Hyeju Jeong (Duke University),

Between Shanghai and Singapore: Chinese Islamic Missions to the South Seas and the Indian Ocean during the WWII 


3:30-4:00    DISCUSSION




24 August, 2016


Panel VII: China and the Islamic World


Chair: Engseng Ho (Duke University)


9:00-9:20        Wang Jianping (Shanghai Normal University),

The Entry of Central Asian Muslims into Yunnan during the Mongol Period


9:20-9:40        Shuang Wen (NYU Shanghai),

Soybean’s Journey from Manchuria to Egypt at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century


9:40-10:00      Liu Yi (Shanghai University),

Muslim, Chinese and Scholar-Official: Celaleddin Wang Zin Shan (1903-1961) in Istanbul


10:00-10:30    DISCUSSION