Jabin T. Jacob is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Shiv Nadar University, India. He is also Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi and was formerly Fellow and Assistant Director at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and Associate Editor of the journal, China Report. Jacob holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has spent time as a student / researcher / faculty in Taiwan, France and Singapore. His research interests include Chinese foreign policy, including China-South Asia relations, Sino-Indian border areas, Indian and Chinese worldviews, and centre-province relations in China.
As part of his research, Jacob has traveled in many of India’s border states and visited parts of the country’s disputed borders with China and Pakistan as well as the international borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh. He is a PhD supervisor at the Naval War College, Goa and a regular speaker at various other Indian defence training institutions. Jacob is co-editor with Hoang The Anh of a forthcoming volume, China’s Search for ‘National Rejuvenation’: Domestic and Foreign Policies under Xi Jinping (April 2020). Some of his work can be found at https://indiandchina.com/. He tweets @jabinjacobt.
Chinese foreign policy, Chinese domestic politics, India-China relations, Science, technology and international relations
‘China in the Indian Ocean Region: An Indian Perspective’, Views of China’s Presence in the Indian Ocean Region, Centre for Naval Analyses, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 17 June 2019.
‘Promoting BCIM Comprehensive Connectivity Cooperation to a New Level’, 13th Meeting of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Regional Cooperation Forum, Yuxi, Yunnan, China, 11 June 2019.
‘Diplomatic Logic and Future Trend of India-China Relations’, The Future of India-China Relations: Perspectives from Young Scholars, Intellisia Institute, Guangzhou, 26 January 2019.
‘India-China Boundary Dispute: The Larger Bilateral Context’, Sino-Indian Border Issues in New Situation, Center for South Asian Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, 11 December 2018.
‘Chinese Provinces and Development Strategy: Innovation, Rebalancing and Globalization’, 2nd India Forum on China, Goa, 8 December 2018. ‘Political Dynamics of China and Impact on India’, China Seminar 2018, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, 12 November 2018.
‘Maritime Silk Road and Southeast Asia: Leaving India Out’, China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for India and the Neighbourhood, UGC China Studies Programme, MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, 9 October 2018.
‘India-China Relations in the Age of the Strongman: Xi, Modi and the Problem of Insincerity’, South China Sea Center, Doshisha University, Kyoto, 3 October 2018.
‘Economic Development as Cartographic Aggression: Some Thoughts on the Tibet-Arunachal Border’, Connectivity and ‘Cartographic Anxieties’: Territory, Borders and Geopolitics in ‘Zomia’ Asia, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, 1 October 2018.
‘The China Factor in Northeast India’s Connectivity Projects’, The Connectivity Panacea: Geopolitical Postures and Developmental Dilemmas in Northeast India, 31st Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of South Asian Studies, Kanazawa, Japan, 29 September 2018.
‘Yunnan’s diplomacy towards its foreign neighbours’, Economic Development and Social Change in Yunnan, organised by Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 26 September 2018.
‘The BRI in South Asia: A Window into Chinese Thinking About the India-China Relationship’, South Asia Conference, School of Law and Politics, Blaydes House, University of Hull, 13 September 2018.
‘India’s Policy towards China in the Changing Global Context’, Institute of Chinese Studies Special Panel, Association of Asian Studes-in-Asia, India International Centre, New Delhi, 6 July 2018.
European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP), European Parliament and European Commission
Personnalité d’avenir, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, Government of France