Rajiv Ranjan is the Executive Director of the Center for South Asian Studies, Institute of Global Studies and an Asst. Professor at the College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi, 2015-16 and a Visiting Senior Scholar at School of Political Science and Public Administration, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 2013-2015. He was awarded a joint Scholarship by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, India and China Government Scholarship, China and trained in the Chinese language at the College of International Education, Shandong University.
His research interests include Government and Politics in China, Chinese Foreign Policy, Chinese Society and Culture, China and World Order, Ancient Chinese Philosophy and Strategic Thought, BRICS and Climate Change. He is teaching graduate courses on “Rise of Asia and New World Order,” “China and Major Powers” and “China and South Asia”.
His publications have appeared in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Contemporary International Relations, Political Studies Review, China Report, International Affairs, etc. His commentaries also featured in The Hindustan Times, Prabhat Khabar, The Diplomat, China-India Brief, Scroll, South China Morning Post, Firstpost, etc.