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Event End Date Event Title
JNU celebrates International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
SCSNEI organises a seminar on "Growing up in a mining area: Gendering labour, leisure and mobility" by Dr. Bitopi Dutta
Annual Function of IHA "Tadatmya"
International Day of Yoga
IHA organises Yoga, Sports and Fitness Promotion Camp
SCSNEI organises two days National Conference on "Participation of Poorvottar Bharat in the Bharatiya Swadhinata Sangram"
IHA organises Yog Saptah
SCIS organises Fifth International Conference & Golden Jubilee Celebration of Vijñāna Parishad of India
SPS organises a webinar by Dr. Praveen Kumar
ZHCES organises a seminar by Dr. Sushree Panigrahi
ICC organises a workshop/councelling session on "The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013"
CES, SIS organises a special lecture on "Border Life: Politics and Identity in Post-Soviet Lithuania" by Dr Šarūnas Paunksnis
JNU organises a webinar on "Envisioning Our Environmental Future"
SPS organises a webinar by Dr. Jitendra Singh
SSIS organises a lecture on "Ageing and Rasayanas" by Dr. Rajmohan V.
CSSEIP organises a lecture by Dr. Runa Chakraborty Paunksnis
CSLG organises a webinar by Manju Menon
CSSEIP organises a lecture by Dr. Makhan Saikia
CP, SSS organises a talk by Dr. Michael Stadler
CSLG organises a Panel Discussion on Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022
CWAS organises a Book Launch function
CES, SIS organises Young Researchers' Conference on "Central and Eastern Europe: Three Decades since Transition"
CIPOD organises an online seminar by Rhys Machold
CSLG organises a webinar by Sankaran Krishna
CESP organises a seminar by Kartik Misra
HRSP organizes a webinar on Rethinking Rights and Justice For Non-Humans
CSLG organises a webinar by Rohan D'Souza
SCSNEI organises a seminar by Dr. Deepak Naorem
CSLG organises a talk by Sroyon Mukherjee
SCNS organises one day symposium on "Sensors for Society"

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.