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Ms. Guo Suiyan 
Associate Professor
Director, Communication Division
Institute for South Asian Studies
Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences
Kunming, China


Ms. Guo Suiyan, Research Fellow from the Institute for South Asian Studies, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences in Kunming, Yunnan Province, was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for East Asian Studies from 2007-2008 and her research project as a part of Asia Fellow is on Regional Cooperation: Yunnan’s Perspective.

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Zhang Shulan 
School of Political Science & Public Administration
Shandong University, No.5 HongJiaLou
Jinan, Shandong 250100  P.R.China
Tel: 0086-531-88377002


Zhang Shulan got her Ph.D. Degree in “Historical Development of South Asia” from History Department of Peking University. She is an Associate Professor of School of Political Science and Public Administration, Shandong University. She is a member of Chinese Federation of South Asian Studies, a researcher of Key Institute of Contemporary Socialism, Chinese Ministry of Education, and a researcher of Institute of Environmental Politics, Shandong University. She is also an editor of the Chinese Core Journal “Issues of Contemporary World Socialism”.  She is a Senior Associate Membership of St Antony’s College, Oxford University,UK, from 1st October, 2006 to 30th September, 2007. She is now on an Asia Fellowship, as a Visiting Scholar at Center for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

She has been teaching the courses of modern and contemporary world history, history of international relations and the historical development of the Third World for B.A students, issues of modern and contemporary international relations and issues of South Asian political economy for Master students. She has published one monograph, some articles in Chinese Core Journals, also has translated one English book and several English articles into Chinese.


Select Publications

Personal Monograph:

  1. Study of Rao Government’s Economical Reforms in India, Xin Hua Publication, 2003.

Books as a Participant:

  1. Glimpse of Contemporary Nationalist Movements, China Map Publications, 1995.
  2. Modern World History, Higher Education Publication, 1999.

Personal Thesis:

  1. State Development Patterns and Big Business Houses in India, Journal of Issues of Contemporary World Socialism, No.2, 2008.
  2. India’s Environmental NGO: a case of NBA, Journal of South Asia Studies Quarterly, No.4, 2007
  3. Interaction Between Economical Reforms and Electoral Politics in India, Journal of South Asia Studies, No.1, 2005.
  4. Reanalyzing India’s Policy of Looking-East, Journal of Contemporary International Relations, No.3, 2005.
  5. Comments on India’s Economical Diplomacy, in Asia-Pacific Studies, Vol.3, Shandong University Publication, 2005.
  6. Thinking about the Change of India’s Political Party System from General Elections, Journal of Issues of Contemporary World Socialism, No.3, 2004.
  7. WTO and India’s Agricultural Development, Journal of South Asia Studies Quarterly, No.1, 2003.
  8. India’s Coalition Politics and Coalition Governments, Journal of Social Science of Shandong Normal University, No.3, 2002.


  1. Program of Communist Party of India(Marxist), Journal of Issues of Contemporary World Socialism, No.4, 2003.
  2. Pepper David,Tensions, Dilemmas and Paradoxes of Ecotopianism, Journal of Marxism and Reality, No.2, 2006.
  3. John Barry, Resistance is Fertile: From Environmental to Sustainability Citizenship, Journal of Literature History﹠Philosophy(Chinese), No.1, 2007.
  4. Saral Sarkar,Eco-socialism or Eco-capitalism?  Shandong University Press, January, 2008.

Participated in Projects:

  1. The Research Project of Shandong Province: “ The Study of the International Political and Economical Environments Which Shandong’s Economical and Social Developments Will Face During the Term of the 11th Five-Year”, 2004.
  2. The Youth Project of National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science (04CSSOO2): “The Structural Change Study of India’s Class and Estate in the Process of Modernization”, 2004.
  3. The Big Project of Chinese Ministry of Education “the Study of Eco-socialism”, 2005.

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Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.