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05.01 TO 07.01.12 International Interdisciplinary Conference on Meaning,Culture and Values
27.01 TO 29.01.12 International Conference on Historigraphical Engagements
28.01 & 29.01.12 Conference on the Global Economy in a Time of Uncertainty
01.02 & 02.02.12 International Conference on Living in Harmony and Peace in a Multicultural World: The Risale-I Nur Perspective
17.02 & 18.02.12 Symposium on The Frontiers in Molecular Medicine
25.02 & 26.02.12 International Youth Film Festival
01.03 & 02.03.12 International Seminar on India and the European Union in a Changing World
05.03.12 Seminar on Field Experiments in Market Segmentation Strategies for the Deployment of New Agricultural Technologies: The Case of Laser Land Levelers in Eastern Uttar Pradesh
12.03 TO 14.03.12 International Seminar on Reflection of Indian Culture and Civilization in Travelogues
12.03 TO 24.03.12 Kunzru Memorial Lecture on Regionalism and Multilateralism
12.03 & 13.03.12 National Symposium entitled Microbes in Health and Agriculture
16.03.12 Screening the Film- JAI BHIM
19.03.12 2nd Amrik Singh Memorial Lecture
20.03.12 DAE- C.V. Raman Lecture titled Atom-by Atom Creation of Nanomatter
21.03.12 War Crimes in Sri Lanka- Documentry Screening
22.03 & 23.03.12 Seminar on Managing Electronic Theses and Disserations
23.03 & 24.03.12 International Conference titled Colonization: India and Korea
24.03.12 3rd International Youth Film Festival
25.03.12 Seminar titled Media & Dalit Movement
27.03.12 Seminar on Introspecting and Prospecting Dalit Politics in India
29.03.12 Meeting with Delegation of Vietnam 
30.03.12 International Youth Conference
30.03 to 02.04.12 International Conference on Studying Social Science in the Era of Globalization
31.03 to 02.04.12 JNU Theatre Festival
03.04 & 04.04.12 International Conference on Trade, Growth and Development: Two Decades of Reforms in India and After
03.04 TO 06.04.12 ASA 12 International Conference
04.04 TO 08.04.12 Kalrav- International Film Festival
07.04.12 JNU Theatre Festival
13.04.12 Play named Ambedkar Banam Gandhi
21.04.12 Baisakhi-2012
22.04.12 Earth Day Celeberation
27.04 TO 29.04.12 National Conference-cum-Workshop on Search for Animalarials: Mechanism Based Approach
05.05.12 Seminar on Rethinking Policy Innovation and Research
14.05.12 Inauguration of Census data Centre
17.05.12 Meeting of Dr.K. Kasturirangan- Chancellor with Deans & Chairpersons
18.05.12 Meeting of the Committee of Convention Centre
19.05.12 1st Convocation of Young India Fellowship, New Delhi organized by International Foundation for Research and Education, New Delhi
29.05.12 BINC Certification
18.06.12 Meeting of Alumni & NAAC Members
20.06.12 Meeting of NAAC Members
23.06.12 Seminar titled TEDxYouth@Ummed: Ummeed Residential School for Street Children
28.06 & 29.06.12 Conference on Saamajik- Saanskritik Andolan aur Asmitawadi Sahitya
04.08 & 05.08.12 Model United Nations Training Workshop
07.08 TO 15.08.12 Programme on India- Women in Leadership
14.08.12 Lecture on Human Prehistory: New Insights through Languages and Genes
16.08 to 22.08.12 ICPR Fellows' Meet Programme named Gandhirama 2012 by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi
24.08 & 25.08.12 Cultural Programme named K-pop Festival By Embassy of Korea
24.08 TO 26.08.12 Model United Nations Conference by Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, New Delhi
27.08.12 Author Workshop
01.09 & 02.09.12 National Seminar on Vedic Commentaries and their Social Relevance
04.09.12 J-STOR User Meet
06.09 & 07.09.12 Conference on the theme Census 2011: Trends and Patterns
13.09.12 Dr.James Cuno, President of the Getty Foundation and Museum, USA invited to give a Talk
14.09 & 15.09.12 Conference on Diversties in Folk Cultures of India and Japan
15.09.13 Alumni Meeting
18.09.12 Inaugration of the Monsoon 2012 Programme 
19.09.12 Drama Performance named Baman Bara of Ramnath Chauhan
20.09.12 Author Workshop
20.09 & 21.09.12 Conference on Promotion of Korean Studies in India & South Asia
21.09.12 Japanese Film Festival by Embassy of Japan
24.09 TO 26.09.12 International Conference on Science of Consciousness, Psychotherapy and Yoga Praxis: Ancient and Modern Perspective
26.09.12 Rajasthani Cultural Show
27.09.12 SYNTHESIS, the Inter-University Debate Competition
28.09.12 Japanese Film Festival by Embassy of Japan
30.09 TO 06.10.12 Programme titled Antarchakshu & Samarth 2012 organized by National Institute for the Visually Handicapped under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
04.10 to 06.10.13
International Conference on Integrating Traditional South Asian Medicine into Health Care System
10.10.12 Cultural Programme for the delegates of International Conference SHIMEC by Inter-University Accelerator Centre an Autonomous Centre of UGC
15.10.12 Seminar in memory of late Prof. Tapas Majumdar
16.10.12 Performance by Theatre and Performance Studies, School of Arts & Aesthetics
16.10 & 17.10.12 Seminar on Surrogacy in India: Empirical Evidences and Policy Recommendation
20.10.12 25th North Zone Japanese Language Speech Contest
29.10.12 Seminar on advances in Computational Drug Discovery
29.10.12 HL Parwana Memorial Lecture
31.10 & 03.11.12 Alumni Function AAJ 2012
01.11.12 Seminar on Knowledge Sharing on Sustainable Development
01.11.12 Meetig of Alumni Members
02.11.12 Seminar named Governance and Human Rights
05.11 TO 07.11.12 International Seminar titled Revisiting the Silk Road: India and the Silk Road Regions, Cultural Connections, Current Challenges
05.11 TO 09.11.12 Workshop for the DIET Teacher Educators and State Government Teachers by M/s. Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd; Banaglore
09.11.12 UTSAV- Cultural Programme on behalf of Hujuge by Centre for English Studies
10.11.12 Play Performance named Humein Naaz Hain by Lokesh Jain
14.11.12 Nehru Memorial Lecture by Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India 
14.11.12 Vocal Concert of Hindustani Classical Music bo Rajneesh Mishra & Ritesh Mishra
15.11 TO 17.11.12 Workshop on Research Methods in International Relations
16.11.12 Special Session named Lu Xun's World, Lu Xun's World
19.11.12 Annual Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Patrick Heller of Brown University
19.11 & 20.11.12 Conference on Understanding Change in Rural India: Perspective on Longitudinal Village Studies
21.11 TO 23.11.12 10th Conference of Indian Association of Social Science and Health
27.11.12 Discussion on World Bank Development Report-2013
29.11.12 Seminar on Understanding the Middle Way Approach to Resolve the Issue of Tibet
30.11.12 Play named Loktantra Performed, Dir. by Ramendra Kumar Chakravorty
01.12.12 Seminar on Towards Asian Pactics: An Indian Perspectives
01.12.12 India Interacts by Rajya Sabha Television, New Delhi
08.12 & 09.12.12 Training Workshop cum Conference on the content management system Drupal, along with the Free Suftware Foundation
10.12 TO 12.12.12 International Conference on Inter-cultural Studies 
12.12.12 Lecture and Book Release Function
18.12 TO 21.12.12 Symposium on Empowerment of Students in Nation Building
21.12 & 21.12.12 Conference on Annual Event NSDI-12 by Office of the Registrar General, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

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.