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Event End Date Event Title
CHS organises a seminar by Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan
SCSNEI organises Book Discussion by Ashish Kundra
CHS organises a seminar by Dr. Malvika Kasturi
ZHCES organises a seminar by Dr. Gunjan Sharma
SLS organises a seminar by Prof. P. C. Rath
CSRD organises a talk on "Fighting for our Rivers and Glaciers"
Workshop on "Physical Property Measurement System(PPMS) and its applications"
CSRD organises a lecture by Prof. Atul Kumar
CESP organises a webinar on "Global Health decision-making process and evaluation methods" by Dr. Anand Sivasankara Kurup
CHS organises a seminar by Dr. Uday Chandra
Central Library is organising an Orientation Program
SAA organises Mobile Exhibition named Museum on Wheels
CES, SIS organises Young Scholars’ Conference on "Navigating Diversity in Europe and India"
CHS organises a seminar by Dr. Annie Devenish
CITD organises research seminar on "Green Bonds, Health and Climate Change"
CES, SIS organises an International Conference on "Current Global Developments and the Nordic"
SPS organises a National Workshop on "Material Design and Processing"
JNU organises Indian Dance Festival 2023
CC&SEAS organises an International Conference on "India & Southeast Asia: One Indic-Belt"
SCSNEI organises Eleventh Jayashree Roy Memorial Lecture by Prof. H. S. Shiva Prakash
SLS organises a seminar by Prof. Atul Kumar Johri
ABVSME organises a guest lecture on "Optimizing Payments for Growth" by Parimal Raj
CESP organises a seminar by Gurbachan Singh
ABVSME organises a lecture by Dr. Shegorika Rajwani
CSLG organises a seminar by Annie Devenish
SLL&CS organises a Literature Festival (Sahityotasav 2023)
ABVSME organises a lecture by Rajneesh Singh
SLS organises a seminar by Prof. L S Shashidhara
CHS organises a seminar on "The Mystery of the Missing Mughal Maps" by Dr. Samira Sheikh
ZHCES organises a seminar by Prof. Karuna Chanana

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.