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Waiting to be Taken Onboard: The Poetry of Robin Ngangom, Desmond Kharmawplang, and Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih 
Prasanta Das

Rediscovering Noguchi Yonejire 
Janashruti Chandra

"Besieged Terrain": The Body in Gieve Patel'sPoetry 
Anuradha Ghosh

"the burden of things": A Reading of Bibhu Padhi's Poetry 
Subhendu Mund

The Poetry of Vikram Seth: Anti-romantic, Postmodern or Simply Kitsch? 
Rohini Mokashi-Punekar

Kamala Suraiya's Last Siren Songs 
Hoshang Merchant

Intercultutal Communication in Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies: A Relevance Theoretic Study 
Urjani Chakravarty and Rajyashree Khushu-Lahiri

Gendered Intervention and Translation: Phaniyamma and Breaking Ties 
Vijaya Guttal

Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech by Ambai: Translated from the Original Tamizh 
T. Sarada

Written Test Performance of Indian Engineering Undergraduates: Information and Input Processing 
Varalakshmi Chaudhry

Demystifying the Myth of Multiculturalism: A Study of Racism and Discrimination in Selected Indo-Canadian Disasporic Literature 
Rabinder Powar

Discourse on Death in Philosophy 
Franson Davis Manjali

"Iam an Apolitical Writer": A Conversation with Ruskin Bond 
Amitendu Bhattacharya

Acoustic Space of Indian English Vowels 
Vaishna Narang, Deepshikha Misra and Ritu Yadav

Panchaali as the 'Sutradhari' in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Palace of Illusions 
L. Kavitha Nair

'Victimhood' or 'Empowerment'?: Reading Subjectivity in Chitra Mudgal's Hindi Novel Aawaan 
Madhu Singh

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.