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CEAS Courses

CEAS Courses

Programme of Study

Students inducted to the M.Phil/Ph.D programme in the Centre select from the Chinese, Japanese and Korean stream at the time of writing the entrance examination. Apart from regular classroom teaching, seminars and lectures by visiting faculty and scholars are also part of the curriculum. In addition, research scholars are expected to periodically make presentations on their subject of research.

Courses Offered


COURSE CODE

CREDIT

TITLE

EA601

3.00

CHINESE ECONOMIC PATTERNS & DEVELOPMENT

EA602

3.00

CHINESE POLITICAL SYSTEM

EA603

3.00

CHINA’S FOREIGN POLICY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

EA604

3.00

COMMUNIST MOVEMENT IN CHINA 1921-1949

EA605

3.00

MODERN HISTORY OF JAPAN

EA606

3.00

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS IN JAPAN

EA607

3.00

INDUSTRIALIZATION & FOREIGN TRADE OF JAPAN

EA608

3.00

POLITICAL & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KOREA

EA609

3.00

MODERN HISTORY OF KOREA

EA610

3.00

CULTURAL REVOLUTION AND AFTER

EA611

3.00

EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN JAPAN

EA612

3.00

KOREAN PENINSULA IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SINCE 1945

EA613

3.00

CONTEMPORARY FOREIGN POLICY OF JAPAN

EA614

3.00

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IDEAS IN JAPAN

EA615

1.50

JAPANESE LANGUAGE-I

EA615A

1.50

JAPANESE LANGUAGE-II

EA616

1.50

KOREAN LANGUAGE-I

EA616A

1.50

KOREAN LANGUAGE-II

EA617

1.50

CHINESE LANGUAGE-I

EA617A

1.50

CHINESE LANGUAGE-II

EA618

3.00

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

EA619

3.00

ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT IN JAPAN

EA620

3.00

SOCIETY & CULTURE IN POST MAO-CHINA

EA621

3.00

MODERN HISTORY OF KOREA

EA622

3.00

ISSUES & THEMES IN CHINESE HISTORY

EA623

3.00

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF JAPAN

EA624

3.00

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN CHINA’S DEVELOPMENT

NEW COURSE

3.00

EAST ASIA: THE REGION AND ITS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Note: Following courses are compulsory for all students of the Centre: 

  • East Asia: The Region and its International Relations
  • Research Methodology
  • Language (of the respective areas)

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.