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The 1st International Conference on “China and the South Asia” November 24-25, 2018 Shanghai University

College of Liberal Arts, Center for Global Studies and Center for South Asian Studies, Shanghai, China

As China goes global, South Asia and Indian Ocean is posit to play important roles in China’s economic and security environment. Vibrant and emerging democracies, growing economies and home to major religions of the world, South Asia juxtapose culture, economy and politics. Regional connectivity and development plan offers substantive benefit to the regions but it is also changing the status quo and new makeover. Regional cooperative mechanism is relatively weak and internal rivalry lure great powers to play decisive role. China’s influence in the region is growing, the US is trying to maintain status-quo and India is rising to go beyond the region as well protecting its interests in the region. In this context, the conference aims to bring Chinese and International scholars to discuss and debate various issues concerning China and South Asia to build a harmonious region paving the way for Asian Century.  Conference proceeding will be published in the edited book or in a special issue of a reputed and referred journal. Papers are invited, but not limited to, on following topics.

  1. China and South Asia: Historical Connections
  2. Connectivity and Development
  3. Religion, Society and Culture
  4. Changing Dynamics in South Asia
  5. Belt and Road Initiative
  6. Populism and Politics in South Asia
  7. Rising Nationalism
  8. Globalization and Asia
  9. Emerging Security Order
  10. Energy Security
  11. Ethnicity, Gender and Migration
  12. Environment and Sustainable Development
  13. Media
  14. Regional and International Organisations
  15. CivilSociety


The deadline for submitting abstract is April 30, 2018. Accepted proposals will be notified by May 30, 2018 and full draft papers will be due by July 31, 2018. Please send 200-300 words abstract and brief bio as an email attachment to Rajiv Ranjan (


Registration Fee: There is no registration fee for the conference. Lodging & Boarding: Organiser will cover lodging & boarding expenses during the conference. Organising Committee:

Prof. Guo Changgang, Shanghai University, China

Prof. Zhang Yong-an, Shanghai University

Prof. Wang Sanyi, Shanghai University

Prof. Jiang Shixue, Shanghai University

Prof. Zhang Shulan, Shandong University

Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Prof. Pradeep Taneja, University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan, Shanghai University

Dr. Amjad Abbas Khan Magsi, University of Punjab, Lahore

Dr. Liu Yi, Shanghai University

Dr. Yang Chen, Shanghai University, China

Dr. Wu Hao, Shanghai University

Dr. Chen Hao, Shanghai University, China

Dr. Tugrul Keskin, Shanghai University, China

Dr. Zhang Kun, Shanghai University

Organized by Center for Global Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University, People’s Republic of China Contact details: Dr. Rajiv Ranjan, Assistant Professor Shanghai University, College of Liberal Arts, East Campus, Graduate School Building, Room No. 403B, Baoshan Nanchen Road, 333, Shanghai, China-200444


Mr. Qasim Sodhar, PhD Candidate & Research Assistant, Centre for South Asian Studies, Shanghai University, Email:

Important Dates: Last Date for abstract: Notification of Acceptance Full Draft Paper: 30 April 2018 31 May 2018 31 July 2018 Letter for Visa: Conference: Final paper: 15 September 2018 24-25 November 2018 25 December 2018

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