Prashant Kaushik Profile

Mr. Prashant Kaushik

Assistant Professor,

Centre for Chinese Studies and Research

School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

Central University of Gujarat

Gandhinagar-382030 ,   Gujarat,  India

E-mail: kaushik_pacific@yahoo.com

Education:

  • M.Phil.: Center for Chinese and South East Asian Studies (CCSEAS), SLL&CS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2013-2015). Dissertation Title: “Early Discourses on Mahatma Gandhi in China: A Study of The Eastern Miscellany (1920-1948)”.
  • M.A. in Chinese, CCSEAS, SLL&CS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2011-2013).
  • Advanced Diploma in Chinese language and literature, Heilongjiang University, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China (2007-2009).
  • Post-Intensive Advanced Diploma in Chinese Language, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, India (2006-2007).
  • Intensive Advanced Diploma in Chinese Language, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, India (2005-2006).
  • M.A. in History: Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India (2003-2005).
  • B.A. (Hons) History, Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India (2000-2003).

Professional Background :

Current Position :

  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Chinese Studies and Research, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (March 07, 2017 onwards).

Previous Position(s) :

  • Assistant Professor/ Civilian Gazetted Officer (Group A), Department of Foreign Languages, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune (Feb 09, 2016- March 06, 2017).
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc), Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi (July 22, 2014- Feb 08, 2016).
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, India (April- September 2014, January- March 2010 and May-July 2006).
  • Guest Faculty (Chinese), Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, India, (Jan- March 2010; August 2013 – April 2014).
  • Guest Faculty (Chinese), Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India. (August 2012- March 2013).
  • Guest Faculty (Chinese), Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi, India (August 2011- March 2012).
  • Interpreter, India Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China (April- Nov 2010).

Achievements and Awards

  • Won Vimla Saran Gold Medal for scoring highest CGPA of 8.25/AO in M.A. Chinese, CCSEAS, JNU, 2011- 2013.
  • Stood first in M.A. Chinese and M.Phil. Chinese entrance examinations conducted by JNU in year 2011 and 2013 respectively.
  • Cleared UGC-NET, June 2012 with 72.57% (Roll no. 17320006).
  • Scored 87/ 100 in the Oral Mandarin Test (Putonghua Shuiping Ceshi普通话水平测试), May 2009.
  • Chinese Proficiency Test (New Edition HSK), Advanced Grade, May 2009.
  • Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Advance level, Grade 9, Oct 2008.
  • Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Intermediate level, Grade 8, April 2008.
  • Awarded Two Year Chinese Government Scholarship by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for pursuing higher studies in Chinese language and literature at Heilongjiang University, Harbin, China, July 2007.
  • Stood first in Chinese Language Post Intensive Advanced Diploma Exam, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, April, 2007.
  • Stood first in Chinese Language Intensive Advanced Diploma Exam, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, April, 2006.

Research Interest:

  • Chinese Language and History, Translation, Translation Theory.

Publications:

Chapter in books/ translations:

  • “Paying Last Respects to Mahatma Gandhi by Luo Jialun” (translation) in Deepak, B.R. and Tripathi, D.P. ed. India and Taiwan - From Benign Neglect to Pragmatism, Vij Books, New Delhi, 2016.

Newspaper Article:

  • “Chinese whispers on ideological rift get louder”, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, November 26, 2013. (Editorial)
  • http://www.hindustantimes.com/comment/columns/chinese-whispers-on-ideological-rift-get-louder/article1-1156099.aspx