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Articulation through Silence: A Critical Reading of Joy
Shweta Kushal and Evangeline Manickam

Shadow across America: Racism and the Black Experiene in Walker's Fiction
Seema Murugan

Articulations of Caste in Nationalist Historiography 
Merin Simi Raj

Adoptive Language, Culture Wars and Claims of Multiculturalism
Sachidananda Mohanty

Multilingualism, Hindi and NAtional Integration: Language Dynamics in the Age of Globalization
Uday Kumar

Issues in the Acuisition of Foreign Language Phonology: Aspects of Korean Sound Striucture for Hindi-Speaking Learners
Pramod Pandey

The Occidental Agenda in Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days
Halimah Mohamed Ali

Understanding Nature, Culturally: A Critique of Eco-criticism
Jyotirmaya Tripathy

Ecocritical Subject Positioning in Children's Literature
Nina Caldeira

The Travels of a Scientist: Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray and his Life and Experiences of a Bengali Chemist (1932)
Amrit Sen

Cultural Dissonance and Identity: The Politics of Re-presenting Subalternity
B.S. Jamuna

Abandoning to Integrate: Integral Consciousness in Pico Iyer's Abandon
R. Swarnalatha

Three Poems by Salma
Translated from the Original Tamil by
T. Sarada

Stories of the Water-Bird
Translated from the Original Telugu by
Suneetha Rani

Adolescence and Young Adulthood as Mirrored Through the Works of Contemporary Indian Writers in English
Anita Vaidyanathan

"Is is not a book about India as much as it is a book about myself in India."
M.G. Vassanji in Conversation with
Pankaj K. Singh

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.