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Workshop/Conference/Colloquium and Lecture




► "Critical Thinking and Philosophizing", 20th November, 2015 (Resource Person: Prof. Bijoy Boruah, Prof. Vijay Tankha, Prof. Aakash Singh Rathore), organized by Dr. Manidipa Sen and Dr. Bhaskarjit Neog

► "Viability of Philosophy Festival and Reading Philosophical Texts", (Resource Person: Prof. A. Raghuramaraju, 13th October, 2015 Organized by Dr. Bhaskarjit Neog

► "Mind, Consciousness and the World", September 27th and 28th, 2004 by Dr. Bhagat Oinam

►  "Language, Meaning, and Text", November 5th and 7th 2004 by Dr. Manidipa Sen

International Conferences

► "Problems of the Self: Debates in Consciousness, Subjectivity and Otherness", January 23rd to 25th 2013, Organized by Dr. Manidipa Sen and Dr. Bhagat Oinam.

►  "From Experience to Theory: Debate in Consciousness, Cognition, and Agency", January 7th to 9th, 2010, Organized by Dr. Manidipa Sen.

► "Self-Knowledge and Agency", January 10th to 12th 2007, Organized by Dr. Manidipa Sen.

► "Philosophy and Culture since Sartre", November 2nd to 4th, 2005, Organized by S.P. Gautam.

 Colloquium and Special Lecture

►  Daya Krishna on the Concept of Knowledge, 19th September, 2015 organized by Prof. Bhagat Oinam.

►  Two ICPR National Lecture on "Indian Philosophical Traditions and Western Philosophical Methods" and "Hermeneutics as a Method of Philosophy", by Pro. S. Panneerselvam 11th and 12th March, 2015.

►  ICPR Special Lecture on Dharma and Grief: Ethics, Suffering, Empathy-Mahabharata and Rabindranath Tagore, 29th January, 2015 by Prof. Purushottama Bilimoria.

►  ICPR Special Lecture on Know, That this is Knowledge: The Concept of Knowledge, 27th December, 2014 by Prof. Arindam Chakrabarti.

► "Philmosophy Talkies: Are You Good or Evil?" 8th September, 2014 by Dr Bhaskarjit Neog.

►  Philosophical engagement with Daya Krishna, September 17th and 18th, 2013 organized by Bhagat Oinam.

►  World Philosophy Day: One Day Colloquium on "Reality of Discourses on Consciousness" November 29th, 2010 by Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR).

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.