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US Studies Programme

M.A. Courses

IS 513N Government and Politics of the U.S.A.: K.P. Vijayalakshmi 

IS 572N Foreign Policy of the United States since the Second World War: Prof.Chintamani Mahapatra

IS 598 N Introduction to American Society: Dr. Saumyajit Ray

M.Phil Courses

AW 602 Themes in Contemporary American History: K.P. Vijayalakshmi 

AW 617 Executive, Congress and Foreign Policy: K.P. Viiayalakshmi

AW 628 American National Security Policy & Process: Prof.Chintamani Mahapatra 

AW 652 US Policy towards the Asia-Pacific Region: Chintamani Mahapatra 

AW 653 Society and Culture in the United States: Dr. Saumyajit Ray 

AW 654 The Dynamics of American Society: Dr. Saumyajit Ray 

AW 655 Research Methodology: Dr. Saumyajit Ray 


Latin American Studies Programme

M.A. Courses

IA 507 Political Economy of Latin America

IS 574N Foreign Policies of Major Latin American Countries: Dr.Priti Singh

M.Phil Courses

AW 606 A Survey of Latin American History: Dr. Priti Singh

AW 604 Government & Politics in Latin America: Dr.Aprajita Kashyap

AW 605 Contemporary Economic Problems of Latin America

AW 646 Process of Political and Economic Restructuring in Latin America: Dr.Aprajita Kashyap

AW 645 US Economic Policy Towards Latin America

AW 614 Brazil Since 1930s

AW 630 Mexico Since 1910


Other Course Offerings

AW 618 Portuguese Language

AW 621 Latin American Society and Politics

AW 622 Social Political Structure of Latin America

AW 625 Seminar on Latin America

AW 629 Contemporary History of Chile

AW 642 History of Argentina-(1516-1994)


Canadian Studies Programme

Elective course at the M.A Course

IS 585 N Canada in World Affairs: Dr. Aprajita Kashyap

M.Phil Courses

AW 648 Foreign Policy of Canada: Dr. Aprajita Kashyap

AW 649 Government and Politics in Canada: Dr.Aprajita Kashyap

AW 650 Multiculturalism, Indigenism and Diasporic Aspects of Canadian Society: Dr. Priti Singh

AW 651 Political Economy of Canada: Dr.Priti Singh

AW 623 Research Methodology

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.