Shagufta Yasmin is pursuing her Ph.D. from the Centre of East Asian Studies, School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She completed her M.Phil. from the School of International Relations, JNU. She has completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chinese language and literature from School of Languages, JNU. She went on a Ministry of HRD (Government of India) scholarship to Shenyang Normal University for one year of advanced Chinese language training. Her thesis is on ‘Chinese Environmental Diplomacy: A Study of its Environmental Cooperation with the United States of America and India, 1997-2015’. She has taught Chinese language at the Central University of Jharkhand. For her doctoral research work, she went to the School of International Studies, Beijing University as a part of her ongoing ICS-HYI Joint Doctoral Fellowship 2017-20. As a part of this program, she also went to Central China Normal University, Wuhan for language proficiency and research.