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Ben Langley



Bachelor of Asia Pacific Studies (Honours)

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Ben Langley specializes in modern Indian History, Narrative theory, and Civil-Government engagement. Ben is currently working towards a PHD focusing on the India’s relationship and perception of China in the context of its strategic narrative.

In the past Ben has worked with the National Parliamentary Fellowship Program on the significance of think tanks in India and with the Department of Pacific Affairs (ANU) on research for an official history.

PhD programme

Public Policy

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Elephants Watching Dragons, India's Changing Narrative on China

Topic description

The Project centres around three core research questions:

.What were the dominant narratives in India relating to China, to what extent were these paradigms stable?

.What events became inflection points in the shifting of the narrative?

.Why did narratives change and shift relative importance in the post independence period?

These three questions form the core of an inquiry that seeks first to create a historically rigorous data set of Indian narrative discourse and the test key narrative theories in the literature against these findings.

Scholarships and fellowships

National Parliamentary Fellowship Program (2016)

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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