Professor of Chinese, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Hemant Adlakha, PhD, is Professor of Chinese at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is also the vice-chairperson and an honorary fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies in New Delhi. His areas of research include political discourse in the PRC and modern Chinese literature and culture. His PhD thesis was titled "Modernisation and the State in Contemporary China: Search for a Distant Civil Society". He has published articles in Chinese and in English. He is a member of the International Editorial Committee of the International Society for Lu Xun Studies in Seoul. His most recent publications include "Confucius" in Encyclopaedia of Race and Racism, 2nd Edition, “BRI: Elusive Mandarin Phraseology or Grand Geopolitical Strategy" in The Belt and The Road Initiative: Implications for India (2021), “BRICS: A Key Mechanism in Beijing’s Global Governance Strategy” in BRICS and Multipolar World (Edited Volume) (2019) and “The CPC and the Tibet Question: Revisiting Hu Yaobang’s Historic Visit to Tibet in 1980” in Tibetan Review, 30 January 2019. His articles have appeared in The Diplomat, Japan Times, Modern Diplomacy, The Hindu and Indian Defence Review, among others.