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Visiting Fellow, 2015 – 2016

Xiaoping Chen

Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University; Editor, South Asian Studies Quarterly Institute of South Asian Studies


Xiaoping Chen is a research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University. Also she is an editor of South Asian Studies Quarterly, a leading Chinese academic journal focusing on South Asia exclusively. Since graduation she has embarked on South Asian area studies in general and Indian politics and foreign policy in particular. Her PhD thesis examined the development of India’s postcolonial politics, especially Hindu nationalism and its implications for India’s domestic politics and external policies. She is also interested in Sino-Indian relations and participated in a key project of the Ministry of Education, "Sino-Indian Relations from the Perspective of Culture." Her main published articles include “Policy trends of Modi’s government seen from BJP’s electoral strategy”, “Hindu identity and Indian diasporas politics in America”, “India and Pakistan in rebuilding Afghanistan: conflict or cooperation”, and “Sino-pak trade and energy passage: conception and prospect”.