Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode (IIM-K) will be hosting the 6th All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS) in collaboration with the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, from December 12-14, 2013. The AICCS is the annual flagship event of the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. The theme of the conference is 'Reforms, Management and Social Transformation'.
The conference seeks to cover the economic reforms in China in the post-Mao era (after 1978) and its multifaceted impact on the Chinese society in its path to becoming a major economic power. The world has witnessed a very unique social engineering in China in the name of 'socialism with Chinese characteristics' and as a result there have been constant innovations in the management of party- state-society relations, leading to a major Chinese social transition and transformation.
In this regard the theme of the conference, Reforms, Management and Social Transformation is a conscious selection. The idea behind the conference is to have an overall idea and understanding of the functioning of the socialist market economy, create awareness and strengthen research in China and East Asian Studies in India. This is the sixth in the series of the annual AICCS and the first in Kerala.