Faculty Member

Alka Acharya

Professor of Chinese Studies


Professor Alka Acharya is Professor and former Chairperson at the Centre for East Asian Studies (Chinese Studies) School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She has been teaching courses on Chinese Foreign Policy and Political Economy to the Masters and M.Phil students and guiding doctoral research since 1993. From April 2012 to March 2017, she was on deputation as Director and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. She is the joint editor of the book Crossing A Bridge of Dreams: 50 years of India-China , has contributed chapters to many books and journals. She was Editor of the quarterly journal China Report (New Delhi) from 2005-2013. She was nominated by the Indian government as a member of the India-China Eminent Persons Group (2006-2008) and member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India for two terms (2006-2008) and (2011-2012). She has authored a book China & India: Politics of Incremental Engagement, published in 2008. Her current research focuses on India-China-Russia Trilateral Cooperation and the Chinese strategic response to the post-cold war Asian regional architecture.