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CSSS organises GSP lecture on "Decolonizing Indian Knowledge System in India"
JNU organises Awareness Campaign by Prof. Anurag Deep
SC&SS organises International Conference on “3rd international conference on advanced communication and intelligent systems (ICACIS-2024)”
CSSP is Celebrating National Technology Day 2024
CMS organises a workshop on "Contemporary Research Practices in Media Industry"
CSSE&IP organises a Book Launch
CMS organises a seminar on "Western Media Ecosystem and Framing of India: Exploring the dynamics of the Propaganda"
SLS organises TrendZ 2024 - Student Research Symposium
CMS organises a Special Lecture by Mr. Pradeep Bhandari
CWAS, SIS organises Tenth Young Scholars' Conference
SPS is Celebrating Women in Mathematics
CHS organises a lecture by Dr Zaen Alkazi
ABVSME organises IPR Awareness Programme by HUL
ABVSME organises a one day Workshop on "ALTRYX" by Mr. Lakshay Sharma
SLS organise a guest lecture by Prof. Jeremy Simpson
ABVSME organises a lecture by Mayank Joshi
SLS organise a seminar by Prof. Ashwani Pareek
CES, SIS organises Young Scholars' Conference on "Europe and the European Union - Challenges and Choices"
CHS organises a lecture by Dr. Aparna Balachandran on "Protestant State, Catholic Subjects: Religion, Law, and Caste in Early Colonial India"
CESP organises a seminar by Surajit Mazumdar
SES organises National Seminar on "Current Environmental Challenges and Solutions through Mission Life (NSCECSM-LiFE 2024)
CSSS organises a lunch of the book "Ways of Being Indian"
ICC organises a seminar on "Prevention Through Education: Increasing Awareness of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace"
CHS organises a seminar by Prof. Swadhin Sen
SCMM organises International Symposium on "Advancements in Medical Research & AI Integration"
JNU is celebrating Bheem Saptah
ZHCES organises a seminar by Prof. Kris Acheson-Clair
CEAS organises a panel discussion on "Place and Identity in China and India"
Greek Chair organises an International Conference on "Greece and India: History, Society, Science & Entrepreneurship"
CHS organises a seminar by Prof. Sudeshna Guha

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.