Wednesday, July 6th: Finding India in China

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Date(s) - Wednesday, July 6 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Neighbours China and India have not always had an easy relationship. But they have more in common than many might suspect; cultural links, religious narratives, historic trade routes and surprising contemporary connections over food, lifestyle and influences. Anurag Viswanath’s new book Finding India In China is the result of her extensive study in China, involving travelling to some of China’s remotest regions and speaking to dozens of minority groups. 

How comparable are Hui Muslims in China to those in India? How is the small community of Jews faring in both countries?  What is happening to traditional cultural influences in Xinjiang? How are the Mongols faring in China? Why is India’s caste system compared to China’s hukou? Viswanath delves into these topics and many more on her travels to often peripheral, less-known communities as she traces parallels, links and connections with India. 

She will be joined by her editor Daniel Ho, the editor-in-chief of Randian, to discuss the process of researching the book and the book itself, and the event will be moderated by Bloomberg editor and FCC board member Allen Wan.

About the speaker:

Anurag Viswanath is a Singapore based researcher and China expert, and author of newly published Finding India in China: Travels to the Lesser Known. She isAdjunct Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. Viswanath has published over 85 articles in journals including the  Bangkok Post, Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong, and Manila’s Journal of Contemporary Asia, along with Indian-based Economic and Political Weekly, Global Affairs, Business Standard and Financial Express.

She also has a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Delhi, India, with a thesis entitled The role of the state in the context of reform: A study with reference to poverty alleviation programmes in China.

 Venue: Kartel – entry via Fifth Floor, 1 Xiangyang lu, near Julu Lu, Jingan district
Date: Wednesday
, 6th July 2016
7pm – 9pm (doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm)
50RMB SFCC members; 15oRMB non-members
Price includes two drinks and canapés


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