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CSLG organises Research Colloquium

CSLG organises Research Colloquium

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Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and Gujarat National Law University are collaborating with South Asian University in organizing a research colloquium. The objective of this research colloquium is to establish a research network of mutual learning amongst academics of this region in strengthening comparative research on environmental issues in the region and in exploring new methodologies of empirical research on environmental issues.


With these objectives in mind, two workshops and one conference (virtual mode) will be organized in 2021 (May, August, and November).


Thirty young legal academics from South-Asia, will be selected to participate in a rigorous legal research methods training and be introduced to new research on environment and climate change and provided with mentorship which will aim at publishing high-quality academic research articles in the form of a special issue of a Scopus indexed open access journal from this region.


1.     Workshop I – Introduction to Legal Research Methods (21-22 May 2021)

2.     Workshop II–Presentation of Research Papers and Reviews by Discussants (August 2021)

3.    Conference on Environment and Climate Change in South Asia – Presentation of academic research papers (November 2021)


Please find the announcement, concept note and application form attached.  The completed application along with the latest C.V and a copy of one of your published papers should be submitted via email to   and by 5th April 2021.


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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.