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CC&SEAS organises an International Conference on "India & Southeast Asia: One Indic-Belt"

CC&SEAS organises an International Conference on "India & Southeast Asia: One Indic-Belt"

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CC&SEAS organises an International Conference on "India & Southeast Asia: One Indic-Belt"
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The Centre for Chinese and Southeast Asia,
School of Language, Literature &Culture Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University


in Collaboration with


The Association of Leaders of Indonesian Law Higher Educational Institutions (APPTHI) of Indonesia in Collaboration with IGNCA (Indira Gandhi NationalCentre for Arts), ICSSR (Indian Council for Social Science Research), ICPR (Indian Council of Philosophical Research), ICCR (Indian Council of CulturalRelations), ICWA (Indian Council of World Affairs), ICHR (Indian Council forthe Historical Relations) and the Indic Belt Society, India.

is organizing a three-day International Conference on

“India & Southeast Asia: One Indic-Belt”

The Fourth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Contemporary Socio-Cultural and Political Development will be conducted in person at the Convention Centre JNU, & virtually (for foreigners only)

from 05-07 May 2023

on the following sub-themes:

Day One: (05 May) - Philosophy, Culture Architecture, Indigenous Medicine, and Language
Day Two: (06 May) - International Relations and Soft-power; Art, Tourism, and Diaspora
Day Three: (07 May) - Legal System, Governance, and Human Rights

Accordingly, we call upon academicians, scholars, professionals and experts on the region and subjects to present their views and research on various issues pertaining to Southeast Asia and India. This 3-day seminar will focus on various themes, and through expert panels and presenter panels and bring together a galaxy of scholars to cogitate and converse on the common social, cultural, and political perspectives within India and Southeast Asia, to explore new opportunities and overcome existing challenges.

The Last Date for Receiving the Abstract is 10 April 2023, and the Full paper is 25 April 2023. The coordinators will inform the contributors about the acceptance of their abstract. The proceedings of the selected papers will be published in a reputed journal from India, subject to quality and relevance of paper, and plagiarism check by “Turnitin®” software. Please send abstract to For details on the conference, author guidelines, or any queries/ suggestions, kindly scan the QR Code, or contact by Whatsapp on +91 8269720209.

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.