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

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Call for Papers
February 2, 2018 to April 30, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, South Asian History / Studies, World History / Studies



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 juxtaposes 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.   Civil Society



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 the 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


Important Dates:



Last Date for abstract:                   30 April 2018

Notification of Acceptance               31 May 2018

Full Draft Paper:                        31 July 2018

Letter for Visa:                          15 September 2018

Conference:                             24-25 November 2018

Final paper:                             25 December 2018





Contact Info: 

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



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