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03.01.14 to 05.01.14 Delhi Youth Concord, a Model United Nations Conference by Management & Administration Solutions & Services, New Delhi.
06.01.14 to 16.01.14 Workshop meeting on "Crossing Boundries: Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Innovation" by Br. Madhav Govind of CSSP/SSS.
08.01.14 Writer Workshop by University Librarian, JNU in association with Brill Publications. 
10.01.14 Delhi Poetry Festival organized by Prof. Saugata Bhaduri, CES/SLL&CS, JNU.
11.01.14 Speech Contest organized by Prof. Manjushree Chauhan, CJS/SLL&CS, JNU.
11.01.14 Seminar on The Progress of Financial Re-Regulation in Developed and Emerging Markets by Prof. C. P. Chandrasekhar, CESP/SSS, JNU. 
13.01.14 & 14.01.14 Workshop on Indian Sign Language by Prof. Vaishna Narang, LEC, JNU.
18.01.14 Nehru Memorial Lecture
21.01.14 & 22.01.14 Conference on "Exploring the Rising Powers: First India-Taiwan Research Students Conference on India and China" by Prof. B. R. Deepak, CC&SEAS/SLL&CS, JNU

28.01.14 Seminar "Nishreyas" lecture Programme on Thinkers of Modern India by Prof. Shashi Prabha Kumar, SCSS, JNU.
29.01.14 Seminar on Land and Sustainable Agriculture by Prof. Praveen Jha, CISLS/SSS, JNU.
29.01.14 & 30.01.14 Cultural Festival "Rang-o-Kalaam" by Prof. S. M. Anwar Alam, CIL,SLL&CS, JNU.
30.01.14 Seminar on How Biochemistry in Vitro can differ from Biochemistry in vivo by Dr. Swati Tiwari, SBT, JNU. 
01.02.14 Programme to sign MOU with LSHTM by SRM University, Sonipat (Haryana)
04.02.14 Symposium in the memory of Late Dr. Antonio Binimelis Sagrera by Prof. A. Chattopadhyay, CSPILAS/SLL&CS, JNU. 
05.02.14 & 06.02.14 Conference cum Exibition by M/s. Aeyzed Media Services Private Limited, New Delhi.
06.02.14 Lecture by H. E. Mr. Joachim Gauck, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany on India and Germany Strategic Partners.
07.02.14 Lecture on International Climate Change Negotiations: Way Towards a Success Outcome In Paris 2015 by Dr. Milap Chand Sharma, CSRD/SSS, JNU.
10.02.14 Play "Ek Qalam Sadak Kinare" by Prof. S. M. Anwar Alam, CIL/SLL&CS, JNU.
10.02.14 Meeting with the Licencees of Shops/ Canteens running in the Campus by the Chairperson, CDC, JNU.
21.02.14 & 22.02.14 National Seminar on the occasion of Releasing "ICSSR Research Survey Volumes in Sociology and Social Anthropology" by ICSSR, New Delhi.
10.02.14 to 12.02.14 Symposium "Symposium on Exploring Pathways to Sustainability" in collaboration with ESRC STEPS Centre, University of Sussex by CSSP/SSS, JNU.
13.02.14 to 15.02.14 Symposium on "Vistas of Life Sciences, now & beyond" by Prof. S. K. Goswami, SLS, JNU.
14.02.14 & 15.02.14 Seminar on "Religious Nationalism: A Comparative Study" by Prof. Kamal Mitra Chenoy, CCPPT/SIS, JNU.
17.02.14 to 19.02.14 Workshop being organized by the University of Zurich and SLL&CS, JNU by office of the Rector.
17.02.14 to 21.02.14 SES, JNU has organized a "Science Camp" under DST INSPIRE programme by Prof. AL. Ramanathan.
20.02.14 to 22.02.14 CES/SLL&CS, JNU has organized a Play "Beyond the Humans, Monsters, Mutants and Lonely Machines" by Prof. Makrand Paranjape.
21.02.14 & 22.02.14 Seminar "Strategic Approach to Korean Language Education in India" by Prof. Vyjayanti Raghavan, CKS/SLL&CS, JNU.
24.02.14 National Seminar on Publiv- Private Partnership in Education by Prof. Bhupinder Zutshi And Prof. Anuradha Banerjee, CSRD/SSS, JNU.
24.02.14 & 25.02.14 International Conference on "Folk Cultures of India and Japan with Special Reference to Folk Tales" by Prof. Manjushree Chauhan, CJS/SLL&CS, JNU.
25.02.14 Meeting with UGC Expert Committee by Mr. J. K. Tripathi, Deputy Registrar (Eval.), JNU.
25.02.14 Seminar on "Right to Freedom of Religion in democracy and the role of United Nations" by Prof. Kamal Mitra Chenoy, CCPPT/SIS, JNU.
25.02.14 International Conference on Greek Studies: An Asian Perspective by Dr. Anil Kumar Singh, Greek Chair/SLL&CS, JNU.
26.02.14 National Science Day Lecture by Prof. Pranav N. Desai, CSSS/SSS, JNU.
26.02.14 to 28.02.14 International Conference on "State and Society in North East India" by Dr. G. Amarjit Sharma, NEISP/SSS, JNU.
27.02.14 International Conference on Greek Studies: An Asian Perspective by Dr. Anil Kumar Singh, Greek Chair/SLL&CS, JNU.
27.02.14 International Conference on "State and Society in North East India" by Dr. G. Amarjit Sharma, NEISP/SSS, JNU.
28.02.14 Chinese Spring Festival being organized by Prof. B. R. Deepak, CC&SEAS/SLL&CS, JNU.
28.02.14 Film Show being organized by Prof. Sadhana Naithani, CGS/SLL&CS, JNU
01.03.14 Conference on "Applied Anthropology: Food Security And Climate Change" by Dr. Sunita Reddy, CSMCH/SSS, JNU.

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.