Tong Yutao is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the School of International Studies, Peking University. His research focuses on International Politics and Indian Politics. For his Ph.D., Yutao is focusing on Indian regional politics and regional political parties. He received his M.A. degree from Shanghai Institute for International Studies. He was an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute for South Asia Studies, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences from 2012 to 2016. In late 2018, he was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.