Fall 2012 Course: Great Transformations: Understanding the Rise of India and China (ULEC 2710)

GREAT TRANSFORMATIONS:
UNDERSTANDING THE RISE OF INDIA AND CHINA (ULEC 2710)
Fall 2012
Time: Lectures on Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:20 p.m.
Location: 66 5th Avenue, Room 101
Instructor: Sanjay Ruparelia, Assistant Professor of Politics, New School for Social Research

Introduction
This course surveys the origins, transformations and rise of India and China since the mid-twentieth century. It seeks to explain their divergent paths to modernity, focusing on their political economies, in comparative historical perspective. The first part of the course examines post-independent India: how a society committed to modern representative democracy, planned industrial development and international non-alignment became increasingly shaped by economic liberalization, ascendant cultural nationalism and the empowerment of historically subordinate groups. The second part analyzes the trajectory of post-revolutionary China: from the establishment of the People‘s Republic in 1949, and its attempts to create a modern communist society through the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, to a post-Maoist regime defined by capitalist reform, limited political liberalization and increasing global power. The last part of the course compares the records of India and China in securing political liberty, economic opportunity and social equality for their citizens, examines their impact on the global political economy and analyzes their possible futures.

India China Conversations | Prosperity amidst Poverty & Inequality

Below are presentations from the third day of India China Conversations Conference: “Prosperity amidst Poverty & Inequality” (April 28, 2012)

Session I: Causes, Patterns, Consequences

Atul Kohli, Politics of inequality in India

Kellee S. Tsai, The Political Economy of Inequality in Reform-era China

Aziz Khan, The Disconnect Between Global Economic Power and Shared Domestic Prosperity in China

Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Inclusive Growth or Rising Inequalities? Indian economy in the Neoliberal Age

Session II: Reactions and Responses from State and Society

Vivienne Shue, Prosperity Amidst Poverty and Inequality: Reactions and Responses from State and Society in China

Ching Kwan Lee, The Power of Instability: How the Grassroots State Absorbs Popular Unrest in China

Devesh Kapur, The Capability Trap of the Indian State

Sanjay Ruparelia, Legislating Socioeconomic Rights in India: Origins, Promises, Risks

Neera Chandhoke, Compound Inequalities and Political Violence in India

India China Conversations | Prosperity amidst Poverty & Inequality

Below are presentations from the third day of India China Conversations Conference: “Prosperity amidst Poverty & Inequality” (April 28, 2012)

Session I: Causes, Patterns, Consequences

Atul Kohli, Politics of inequality in India

Kellee S. Tsai, The Political Economy of Inequality in Reform-era China

Aziz Khan, The Disconnect Between Global Economic Power and Shared Domestic Prosperity in China

Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Inclusive Growth or Rising Inequalities? Indian economy in the Neoliberal Age

Session II: Reactions and Responses from State and Society

Vivienne Shue, Prosperity Amidst Poverty and Inequality: Reactions and Responses from State and Society in China

Ching Kwan Lee, The Power of Instability: How the Grassroots State Absorbs Popular Unrest in China

Devesh Kapur, The Capability Trap of the Indian State

Sanjay Ruparelia, Legislating Socioeconomic Rights in India: Origins, Promises, Risks

Neera Chandhoke, Compound Inequalities and Political Violence in India

ICI Sponsored Fall 2011 Courses

India China Institute is proud to announce two upcoming Fall 2011 courses sponsored in part by ICI. Students interested in South and South East Asian politics, history, and ecology are encouraged to join. Space is limited!

India and China: ULEC 2710
Professor Sanjay Ruparelia, former ICI fellow, will teach an undergraduate level course on the relationship and history between India and China.

Ecology in the Himalayas: UENC 3707
Join ICI’s post-doctorate fellow, Georgina Drew for an Independent Study course on the intersection of religion and environments in the himalayas. Instructor approval required for enrollment. This course is part of the Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalayas initiative, sponsored by the Luce Foundation and ICI.

Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

Out now!

Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

edited by Sanjay Ruparelia
and Sanjay Reddy

Two of India China Institute’s most esteemed scholars, former ICI Fellow Sanjay Ruparelia (2008-2010) and longtime ICI Advisor, Sanjay Reddy have collaborated with scholars John Harriss and Stuart Corbridge to produce this exciting new volume highlighting the changes occuring during India’s current political environment.

Focusing on the last three decades, this compilation of essays fills in a gap in existing literature by looking at three large-scale political transformations; the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the empowerment of historically subordinate classes through popular democratic mobilizations.

Conceived in part during a conference held by ICI, this volume epitomizes the type of academic connections across discipline and national borders that ICI makes it its mission to promote.

Please visit here for more details and purchasing information.

Understanding India's New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

Out now!

Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

edited by Sanjay Ruparelia
and Sanjay Reddy

Two of India China Institute’s most esteemed scholars, former ICI Fellow Sanjay Ruparelia (2008-2010) and longtime ICI Advisor, Sanjay Reddy have collaborated with scholars John Harriss and Stuart Corbridge to produce this exciting new volume highlighting the changes occuring during India’s current political environment.

Focusing on the last three decades, this compilation of essays fills in a gap in existing literature by looking at three large-scale political transformations; the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the empowerment of historically subordinate classes through popular democratic mobilizations.

Conceived in part during a conference held by ICI, this volume epitomizes the type of academic connections across discipline and national borders that ICI makes it its mission to promote.

Please visit here for more details and purchasing information.

Growth, Reforms and Inequality: Comparing India and China

A presentation by Lopamudra Banerjee (New School, New York), Ashwini Deshpande (Delhi School of Economics), Yan Ming (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing), Sanjay Ruparelia (New School, New York), Vamsicharan Vakulabharanam (University of Hyderabad), and Wei Zhong (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing) at the ICI conference Prosperity and Inequality: India and China in a Global Perspective on March 22, 2010

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