The Country is Yours: Contemporary Nepali Literature
Translator Manjushree Thapa introduces and reads selections from The Country Is Yours: Contemporary Nepali Literature. This new anthology is organized in four sections: "The Perplexity of Living," "The Right to Desire," "The Imminent Liberation," and "Visions." The stories and poems of the 49 represented writers offer a view into the upheavals of Nepali society, politics, and identity leading up to and after 1990. They also speak of the universal joys and sorrows of the human condition. This volume sensitively captures the spirit of a society at the threshold of transformation. Friday, September 4 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St., 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th St.)
Architectural Culture in Consumerist China
India, China, Brazil, and South Africa
The India China Institute is pleased to welcome Professor Liu Dong, an esteemed scholar from Tsinghua University Professor Liu speaks on the unprecedented building boom in China and its effect on the urban and cultural landscape of the country.In its rush to construct modern housing, is China wiping away both the cultural memory and individuality that has made its architecture unique? Moderated by writer and media commentator Zha Jianying, a senior advisor and China representative of the India China Institute. Thursday, September 24 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | The New School, Malcolm Klein Reading Room, 66 West 12th St., Room 510.
Deepak Nayyar, Distinguished University Professor of Economics, delivers a lecture on his research regarding China, India, Brazil, and South Africa as engines of economic growth in the world today. This event is cosponsored by India China Institute and the Department of Economics of The New School for Social Research. October 19 | The New School, Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor (near 6th Avenue).
Chat n' Chai
Come learn more about the India China Institute and its programs. Anthropology student Ana Maria Ulloa Garzon and International Affairs student Mitch Cook, both recipients of $2,500 in research and travel funds offer summaries of their research. This open house event is a great opportunity for students to learn how they too can receive research and travel funds as the deadline (Nov. 6) approaches to apply for 2010. Tuesday, October 27 | 4:00-6:00 p.m. | India China Institute, Room 905A, 66 5th Ave.
Accumulation, Development and Exclusion: China, India and Global Capitalism
In the global south, growth-driven modernization projects have left in their wake a trail of marginalization, dispossession, disempowerment, and displacement of vast populations. How is a growth process that leads to exclusion legitimized, and how are the citizens/subjects governed through organized practices? How do the excluded majority reproduce the economic and social conditions of their existence? How can we critically evaluate the process of development through accumulation-oriented growth? What are the prospects, if any, of alternative forms of development that go beyond accumulation? These questions are considered in the context of two of the fastest growing economies of the world, China and India by our distinguished panel: Partha Chatterjee, Duncan Foley, David Harvey, and William Milberg. This event is hosted jointly by the Department of Economics of The New School for Social Research and the India China Institute (ICI) and is organized under the India China Institute's 2009 theme, Prosperity and Inequality. New School faculty member and ICI Fellow Lopamudra Banerjee is organizing the event. Monday, November 2 | 6:00-8:30 p.m. | The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St. 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th St.)
Transforming World Politics: From Empire to Multiple Worlds
India China Institute Fellow L.H.M. Ling introduces her new book, co-authored with Anna M. Agathangelou, which critically examines contemporary world politics. The authors argue that the neoliberal approach to international relations seduces both statesmen and scholars to invest themselves in projects of power and alienation that offer few options for emancipation, and, consequently, lead to cycles of retaliation, of violence feeding more violence. The event is co-hosted by imagining global asia, the India China Institute, and the graduate program in International Affairs. After opening remarks by Professor Ling, a short play that accompanies the book is performed. Wednesday, November 4 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | The New School, 66 West 12th St., room 617.
The Peace Process in Nepal: Is It Failing?
Join Ian Martin, former United Nations envoy, for a discussion of the fragile Nepali peace process, hailed as an unusual success story, achieved mainly by the Nepali actors themselves. Now, with the deadline for a new constitution fast approaching and the Maoist army still in cantonments, divisions among political parties threaten its successful completion. Is the process failing? Mr. Martin was special representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in Nepal until February 2009, having served in Nepal since 2005 as representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and then personal representative of the Secretary-General to support the peace process. His presentation is followed by remarks by Professor Andrew Arato of The New School for Social Research and Deepak Thapa of Social Science Baha Nepal. Friday, November 6 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | The New School, Orozco Room, 66 West 12th St., 7th floor.