Since the end of the Cold War, rapid economic development of China and India, the two Asian powers, has drawn great attention to the world, which has generated ， and will continue to generate profound impacts upon the Asian geo-political and geo-economic landscape. Scholars attach importance to attitudes and policies of the U.S. and other powers towards emerging China and India while deeply studying all aspects of these two countries. The emergence of China and India and its implications for U.S.-Asia relations have also become the main research topics of the influential research institutions in the United States . Against such a background, Yunnan University established Center for South Asian & Indian Studies and China-India-U.S. Forum in 2005.
The forum is committed to cooperative research and mutual exchange with research institutions and universities in India ， the United States ， and other countries ， accelerating mutual understanding ， broadening consensus ， strengthening cooperation in all the fields among the three countries.
The forum undertakes research projects in cooperation with domestic and foreign partners, hold academic conferences, publish research reports ， and develop academic debates over the current issues on the website.
The Forum is located at School of International Relations ， Yunnan University.
The forum engages in academic exchange and joint research in cooperation with domestic and foreign research institutions and universities. The forum has reached agreement academic exchange and cooperative research with the New School , the Henry L. Stimson Center , the Stanley Foundation and so on.
In December 2005, Dr. Benjamin Lee, dean for Social Research, and Dr. Ashok Gurung, director of India China Institute, The New School, visited Yunnan University and discussed possible programs for cooperation with Yunnan University. In April 2006, Dr.Liu Xuecheng, director of China-India-U.S. Forum, attended the first meeting of the “Globalization and Urbanization” program. The third meeting of this program is to be held at Yunnan University in 2007. The India China Institute of the New School has initiated a student training program with Yunnan University and an Indian partner.
In December,2006, the forum will work with the Henry L.Stimson Center to jointly hold a workshop on “Regional Security and Nuclear Issues”. The experts from the U.S., India, and China will attend this workshop.
The forum and the Stanley Foundation is planning to hold a seminar on power dynamics in Southeast Asia in 2007.
Leadership and Membership ：
Cheng Ruisheng Former Ambassador to India and Myanmar.
Xiao Xian Vice-President of Yunnan University
Ren Jia Vice President of Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, and Professor of Yunnan University
Liu Xuecheng Senior Fellow of China Institute of International Studies and Professor of Yunnan University
Executive Vice director:
Zhao Bole Professor and Vice Dean of School of International Relations of Yunnan University
Wang Chongli Director of Institute of South Asian Studies, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, and Professor of an University
Lu Zhaoyi Professor of Yunnan University
Ying Yongli Professor of Yunnan University
Zhang Guangping Professor of Yunnan University
Yang Xiaohui Professor of Yunnan University
Zhang Gaoxian Associate Professor of Yunnan University
Li Weiping Associate Professor of Yunnan University
Lin Li Associate Professor of Yunnan University
Cun Liyuan Associate Professor of Yunnan University
Xie Nianqing Associate Professor of Yunnan University
Li Wen Associate Professor of Yunnan University
Li Xiaoyuan Lecturer of Yunnan University
Yang Xiaohui Doctoral Candidate of Yunnan University