Dr Ritu Agarwal
Associate Professor in Chinese Studies
Centre for East Asian Studies
School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110 067

E-mail: ritu10agarwal@gmail.com
Tel: +91-11-2673-4380 (O), 26741953(R)
Mob: +91- 9911191631
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Ph.D., Chinese Studies, Thesis: Rural Reforms and Their Implications for Women in China, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi (2005)

M. Phil,. Chinese Studies , Department of Political Science 1997
Title of Dissertation: "Gender Justice and Economic Reforms in India and China with Special Reference to the Country Reports Presented at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing"

M A in Political Science 1995
Centre for Political Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

B.A in English Literature and Political Science 1993
Rohilkhand University
Bareilly, UP

One –Year Intensive Diploma Course in Chinese Language, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, 1996-97

One- year Chinese Language Course, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, 1997-98

Teaching Experience:

Associate Professor (Chinese Studies), Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, since July 2008

Lecturer (Chinese Studies) (ad-hoc) in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, November 2007- April 2008

Lecturer in Political Science ( ad hoc ) Janki Devi Memorial College- Karol Bagh, July 2006 – October 2007

Lecturer in Political Science ( Guest Faculty ) Gargi College, University of Delhi, January – April 1999

Lecturer in Political Science ( Guest Faculty ) ( Bel. Ed. Department), Gargi College, University of Delhi, September 1999 to March 2001

Research Experience

Research Associate, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, November 2002 to July 2006. Assignments include regular M. Phil course lectures on Contemporary Chinese Politics

Research Assistance, Project on China in the 21st Century, Institute of Chinese Studies, CSDS, Delhi 1996-1997

Organized a one-Day Conference on Beijing Plus Ten: A Review, in Collaboration with Women's Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi and the Institute of Social Sciences, February 2005

Visiting Fellow, Jinan university, Guangzhou, China , May-June 2010

Visiting scholar, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, December 2007

Participation in National/International Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops/ Lectures

Presented a Paper on Chai Xian She Qu" Demolish the County and Construct the District : The Making of Landless peasants in Chenggong County, Yunnan Province, China, in an International Conference on 'Agrarian Situation and Recent Rural Policies in India and China', 16-17 September, 2016

Presented a Paper on From rural county to urban district': A local governance model in Chenggong county, Yunnan province, China, in an International Conference on 'Deliberative Democracy: Institutions, Law and People, organized by O.P. Jindal Global University, 24th -25th October, 2016

Presented a Paper on, Yunnan and New Regional Model, in an International Conference on " The 3rd China-South Asian Think-Tank Forum" Kunming, China, June 13, 2015

Presented a Paper on Bangladesh-China-India- Myanmar ( BCIM) in a seminar on " Folk Exchanges among BCIM Countries", Organized by Institute for South Asian Studies, Kunming, China, June 14, 2015.

Panelist on 'One Belt One Road', at Jamia Milia Islamia, Organised by China Studies Programme, Academy of International Studies, Delhi, November 16, 2015.

Panelist on the launch of 'Hum Tum or Wo Truck' ( Hindi Translation of Chinese Novelist Mo Yan's novel 'Change', Sahitya Academy, August 12, 2015

Presented a Paper on Two Democracies , Two Governing Systems : Viewing Taiwan from India, in a Seminar on ' Perspectives on India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond', IDSA, December 8, 2015.

Presented a Paper on BCIM Economic Corridor : A View from India, in an International Conference on "BCIM Economic Corridor", Organized by Guangdong Institute for Indo-Pacific Peace and Development Studies, Guangzhou, China, Jan. 4-11, 2016

Presented a Paper on Towards Rule of Law: Legal Reforms in China, in a Seminar on 'China in 2015-16 & Ahead', Organised by IDSA, Feb 5, 2016

Discussant on 'China's Central Asia Reach in 2015: Opportunities and Challenges', in a Seminar on 'China in 2015-16 & Ahead', Organized by IDSA, Feb 5, 2016

Presented a paper on Yunnan as Economic Gateways : Historical Connections and Asian Linkages, in a National Conference on 'Regional Diplomacy and Institutional Co-operation: China and its Neighbours', Jamia Milia Islamia, China Studies Programme, Academy of International Studies, March 2-3, 2016

Presented paper on 'Ethnic Minorities, Integrative Nationalism and Higher Education in Yunnan Province', at IIC in an International Conference on 'Higher Education in Transition: Perspectives from India and China', Organized by ICS, Feb 27-28 2015,

Presented paper on 'Guangdong' at University of Delhi in a Conference organized by IPCS in collaboration with Department of East Asian Studies and Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU, March 2013

Participated in Roundtable Discussion on 'Future of Chinese Studies in India', organized by Centre for Policy Research, Delhi and India-China Institute, New York, August 2013, New Delhi.

Presented Paper on 'Society in Contemporary China', at 6th All India Conference of China studies, Organized by Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and IIM Kozhikode, IIM Kozhikode, 12-14 December 2013.

Discussant for the session on ' Migration, Peasants and the Environment', for a Conference titled 'Exploring New Rising Powers', at Committee Hall , Convention Centre, JNU, 21-22 Jan 2014

Delivered Lectures on Approaches to Understand Chinese politics for the participants of the Second Winter School in Humanities (Foreign Languages), Academy Staff College, JNU, Jan 4, 2014.

Delivered lecture on Role of State in China's Economic Transformation, 3rd Refresher Course in Global Studies, February, Organized by academic Staff College, JNU

Panel Discussant for Prof. Prasenjit Duara's work on The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future , organized by ICS, Dec. 2014

Participated in a "Workshop on Visions, Individuals and Networks: India-China Connections, 1900-1960", 23-24 July 2012, ISEAS, NUS, Singapore.

Presented a paper on Rural Economy and Gender in a Symposium on the "Seventeenth Party Congress of China", organized by IIC-ICS, IIC, November, 2007.

Presented a paper on Women's Political Participation in Local Institutions in Chenggong, Yunnan, International Conference on 'Local Governance and Public Policy: An India-China Interaction', Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, October, 2007

Delivered a talk on Women Entrepreneurship in Yunnan: Some Field Observations Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS ) Delhi, March 2006.

Presented a paper on Addressing Gender Inequalities Through Chinese Law: Some Observations ICS Comparative Development Studies Seminar. Series 4 'Reforms and Democratization in India and China; Challenges of Governance in the Context of Globalization', CSDS Conference Hall - Delhi 4-5 August 2006

Delivered a talk on Beijing Plus Ten : A View from China, Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies ( CSDS ) Delhi, October 2005

Presented a paper on Women, Law and Property Rights in Rural China Workshop on 'Women and Family Law in East Asia and India', Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies ( CSDS ) Delhi, November 2004

Presented a paper on Women's Leadership and Local Institutions in Yunnan, China, International Conference on 'Local Governance in Rural India and China', Kolkata, January 5- 7 2003

Presented a paper on Gender and Migration in Naxi Village in Yunnan, China International Conference on 'Women and Migration in Asia's, India International Centre, New Delhi, 10 – 13 December 2003

Lecture Outside India

"Indian Perceptions about China", ( in Chinese), Organized by Jinan University, Guangdong, China, June 2010

"The Present Condition of Indian Women" ( in Chinese ) Yunnan University , Kunming, China, September 2005

Beijing 2005, Tenth Anniversary Commemoration of the Fourth World Conference on Women- Beijing, China 29, August – 1 September 2005



"Yunnan and the New Regional Economic Model", Paper collections for the 3rd China-South-Asian Think Tank Forum in 'Southeast Asian and South Asian Studies , published by Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, Kunming 2016, China ( Published in both Chinese and English)

"Foreign Investment in India: An Analysis of Modi government's new economic policies, Sectors and investment opportunities in India", in Capital Co-operation and South Asian Opportunities: Maritime Silk Road Financial Co-operation Development Report ( 2015), eds Xu Dilong , Ren Zhihong, Published by Guangdong Maritime Silk Road Research Institute, Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences, China , January 2016.

"Towards Rule of Law: Legal Reforms in China", 'China's Transition under Xi Jinping', China Year Book IDSA , ed, Jagannath P. Panda, Pentagon Press, Delhi, 2016

"India and Taiwan : Two Democracies and Two Governing Systems: A View from India", India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond ed. Jagannath P. Panda, IDSA, Pentagon Press, Delhi, 2016

"Women Farmers in China's Commercial Agrarian Economy", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.42, No.42, October 2007.

"Retrenched Female Labour in Contemporary China" China Report ( Sage Publications ) Vol. 35, No.4 1999

"Marriage Law Revised in China : A Comment" China Report, Vol. 38, No,4, 2002

Book Reviews

China's Economic Growth: Impact on Regions, Migration and the Environment by Terry Cannon ( ed) China Report, Vol. 37, No.3, 2001

Women of China : Economic and Social Transformation by Jackie West, Zhao Minghua, Chang Xiangquan and Cheng Yuan ( eds ) China Report, Vol. 36, No.2, 2000

Building Capacities by Ranjana K. Murthy, Seminar, June 2002

Languages Known: English, Hindi and Chinese

Awards / Scholarships

UGC Certificate for Eligibility of Lectureship in Political Science 1997

Chinese Government Scholarship 1997 – 98

Nehru Memorial Fellowship for Field Work in China 2002

Institute of Chinese Studies / Ford Foundation Grant for Conference and Field Work in China 2005

Awarded One Month Fellowship to Visit China under