Dr Pradeep Taneja
Pradeep joined the School in January 2006. He teaches primarily in the following areas: Chinese politics, political economy and international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. Born and largely educated in India, he lived and worked in China for more than six years during the 1980s and 90s, and the geographical focus of much of his work is on China. However, he continues to maintain teaching and research interests in Indian politics and foreign policy, and regularly writes about it. During 2002-2004, he lived and worked in Bangkok as part of a multinational team to help set up the graduate program at a new Thai university. Earlier he was Director of International Programs in the Graduate School of Management at La Trobe University. His professional career has combined teaching, consultancy and research activities across various fields.
Pradeep is frequently interviewed by Australian and foreign media on developments in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to Hindi, his mother tongue, he is also fluent in Mandarin.
His current research interests focus on: Sino-Indian relations; the rise of China as a regional and global power; the political implications of China’s energy security policy; and, the relationship between politics and business in China. He has also written on China’s relations with the European Union and continues to have an interest in the subject.
- POLS30011 Chinese Politics and Society
- POLS90013 Politics and Business in post-Mao China
- POLS40016 Asia Pacific: A Zone of Conflict or Peace?
- POLS30031 Contemporary India
- China’s foreign relations
- Chinese politics
- Chinese political economy
- Indian politics and foreign relations
- Indian political economy
- EU-Asia relations
- Regionalism and security in the Asia-Pacific region
Pradeep Taneja, ‘The rise of China and India’, in Ralph Pettman (ed), Handbook on International Political Economy, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2012, pp. 73-88.
Pradeep Taneja, ‘China-Europe relations: the limits of strategic partnership’, International Politics, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2010.
Georg Wiessala, John Wilson and Pradeep Taneja (eds.), The European Union and China: Interests and Dilemmas, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.
Pradeep Taneja, Georg Wiessala and John Wilson, ‘Introduction’ in Georg Wiessala, John Wilson and Pradeep Taneja (eds.), The European Union and China: Interests and Dilemmas, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.
Pradeep Taneja, ‘China’s Energy Security Policy and EU-China Relations’, in Georg Wiessala, John Wilson and Pradeep Taneja (eds.), The European Union and China: Interests and Dilemmas, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.
Georg Wiessala, Pradeep Taneja and John Wilson, ‘Conclusions: Towards an EU-China Research Agenda- 2010’ in Georg Wiessala, John Wilson and Pradeep Taneja (eds.), The European Union and China: Interests and Dilemmas, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.
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Salim Lakha and Pradeep Taneja, ‘Democracy, Governance and Civil Society: Rethinking the Study of Contemporary India’, South Asia, December 2009.
Salim Lakha and Pradeep Taneja, ‘
Pradeep Taneja, "Special Economic Zones", "Three Gorges Dam", "Guangzhou", "Environment Policy" in Mackerras C. et al (eds.), Dictionary of the Politics of the People's Republic of China, London: Routledge (1998)
Pradeep Taneja, ‘Economic Reform and Political Unrest in China’, Policy Organisation and Society, Winter 1990, pp. 36-42.
by George Crane, in The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, July 1991.
ecent Op-Ed and other non-refereed articles
Recent conference/seminar presentations
“India-China Relations: “Copenhagen Spirit” and the Trust Deficit”, paper presented at the Regional Conference on Sino-Indian Relations in the 21st Century from Multiple Perspectives, Hong Kong, 29 October 2011.
“Inclusive Growth: International Context”, paper presented at