Image: Xu Fancheng, Untitled, 1965

Global Literary Imaginaries: China and India


Thursday, March 7th, 2024


6:00 - 7:30 PM ET


Calder Lounge, Uris Hall

Event Co-Sponsor(s)

Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; Weatherhead East Asian Institute; The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities; South Asia Institute

This event is free and open to the public.


How can we conceptualize the literary relations between China and India? How do we grasp the global imaginaries in transnational literary exchanges? What are the politics and ethics at play in the imaginaries of the Global South? To unravel and complicate these questions, this panel convenes scholars whose research delves into the intricate web of literary connections across Africa, South Asia, and East Asia. Through sharing their insights and latest scholarship, the panelists will engage in a discussion on critical themes including colonialism, (trans-)nationalism, the Global South, and comparative literature as a discipline.


Gal Gvili (McGill University), Adhira Mangalagiri (New York University), Duncan M. Yoon (New York University)

moderated by Anupama Rao (Columbia University)