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From the Editor's Desk

1. Translation and the Quest for Identity: Democratization
of Knowledge in 19th century India

Shantha Ramakrishna 

2. Translation Across Cultures: The Ethics of a Literary Translation 
Sachidananda Mohanty 

3. Bengali into Gujarati: Unequal Transactions 
Rita Kothari 

4. Translating Culture vs. Cultural Translation
Harish Trivedi 

5. Moments of Translation: The Social History of a Divided City
Sherry Simon 

6. Harry Potter/Hari Puttar or What's in a Name? 
N Kamala

7. The Ghazal in English: Reading Likeness/Reading Difference 
Anisur Rahman 

8. Peculiarities of the Chinese Art of Translation and 
Terminologies, and Parallels in other Cultures

Priyadarshi Mukherji 

9. Problems of Literary Translation 
Meeta Narain 

10. The WORD as the WORLD: Translation as a Postcolonial Study 
Keya Majumdar 

11. Structural Ambiguity and the Translation of Noun Groups
in Technical Texts of Mechanical Engineering 

Carlos Gohn & Jose Miguel Diniz Nassif 

12. The Black Goat 
Rachakonda Viswanatha Sastry
Translated by Alladi Uma and M Sridhar

13. The Humorous Tales of Konjaku Monogatarishu 
Anita Khanna 

14. The One-sided Trends of Culture
Lu Xun 
Translated by Manik Bhattacharya 

15. Review: India in Translation 
GJV Prasad 

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.