Shanky Chandra

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2020 to May 2021

Shanky Chandra is a PhD scholar from Centre for Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. His research interests include modern and contemporary Chinese Science Fiction. The title of his PhD thesis is “Socio-Political and Cultural Factors in the Making of Chinese Science Fiction Writer Liu Cixin: Understanding The Three-Body Problem”. Chandra took his B.A. (2011) and M.A. (2013) in Chinese language and literature, and M.Phil. (2016) in Comparative Literature (Dissertation Title: Premchand and Lu Xun: A Comparative Analysis of Two Great Contemporaries, 1918- 1936) from Jawaharlal Nehru University at New Delhi, India. In 2013, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship to Shanky Chandra for Post Graduate Diploma at Beijing Language & Culture University, (Higher level 1 & 2) 2013-2014. Chandra taught Chinese language and literature at St. Stephen’s College (2014-2019), Delhi University. He completed the Advance Mandarin Teacher Training Program from National Taipei University of Education Chinese Language Education Center, Taipei, Taiwan in July 2018. Recently, he spent one year at Department of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Language and Literature at School of Chinese Language and Literature of Beijing Normal University (BNU) as a senior visiting scholar under the supervision of Prof. Wu Yan (HYI fellowship). He is also a member of the International Forum of Chinese Language Teachers (国际汉语教师微信群) and its official Account e-journal (国际汉语教师500强公众号).

Recent Publications: 

Cannibalism in Modern Chinese Fiction: From Lu Xun’s “A Mad Man’s Diary” to Liu Cixin’s “Three Body Problem” at International Conference to Mark 100 Years of Lu Xun’s A Madman’s Diary (August, 2018).