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Winter Semester (2023 -2024)
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Date and Link
National Conference
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat: The Role of Media in Contemporary Scenario
Prof. Manukonda, R. (Convener)
Dr. Shuchi Yadav (Co-Convener)
5/06/2023 – 6/06/2023
One Day Workshop
AI For Social Scientists: How Scholars Can Now Build AI Tools?
Co-founder of IndoGenius and Realversity Technology
Special Lecture
Representation of Political Drama on Screen
Mr. Sudhir Mishra, Indian Film Maker
One day workshop
Digital Media and Mobile Journalism
Mr. Rajib Nandy, Associate Professor, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Special Lecture
Media & Politics: Understanding the Indian Voter
Mr. Pradeep Bhandari, Senior Journalist, Renowned Psephologist and Author
CMS Seminar/ Lecture Series 2024
Western Media Ecosystem and Framing of India: Exploring the dynamics of the Propaganda
Shri Umesh Upadhyay, Senior Journalist
Dr. Anand Rangnathan, Professor, Centre for Molecular Medicine, JNU
One day Research Methodology Workshop
  1. Media, Market and Brands
  2. Digital Literacy and Media Related Cyber security
Ms. Smriti Singh Bhatia, Chief Visionary, Inqognito Insights, India & Singapore
Ms. Shruti Pandit, Cyber Security Expert
Monsoon Semester (2024-2025)
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Resource Person
Date and Link
CMS Seminar/ Lecture Series 2024
Crisis Communication and Message Effects
Prof. Pradeep Sopory, Wayane State University, USA

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.