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CES MPhil/PhD Courses

CES MPhil/PhD Courses


Course Code

Course Title

Resear Meth

ES 601 E

Research Methodology

English Language

ES 602 E

History And Development of English Language

ES 603 E

Phonology and Syntax of English

ES 604 E

Structure of Contemporary English

ES 605 E

Current Theories of English Language Teaching

ES 606 E

English in Contact

ES 607 E

Language and Interpretation

ES 608 E

Socio-Linguistic Study of Literature

ES 609 E

Stylistics and Discourse Analysis

Literature in Other Englishes

ES 621 E

English Writings in the Third World

ES 622 E

Indian English in Its Socio-Cultural & Historical Setting

ES 623 E

Teaching of English in India

ES 631 E

African Literature in English

ES 632 E

Contemporary Australian Literature

ES 636 E

Readings in American Literature

ES 637 E

African-American Literature

Translation Studies and Comparative Literature and Poetics

ES 641 E

Translation of Literary Texts

ES 642 E

Comparative Literature

ES 646 E

Literature in India

ES 647 E

Indian Poetics

ES 648 E

Indian Philosophical Tradition

ES 649 E

Indian Linguistic Tradition

ES 650 E

Vakyapadiya: Philosophy of Language & Linguistics

Literary Theory and Criticism

ES 656 E

Critical Approaches to Literature

ES 657 E

Readings in English Literary Criticism

ES 658 E

New Criticism

ES 661 E

Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory

ES 662 E

Twentieth Century Literary Theory

ES 666 E

Novel and Society

ES 667 E

Women and Literature

ES 668 E

Literature of Colonialism & Decolonization

ES 669 E

Literature and Philosophy

Semiotics, Structuralism, etc.

ES 676 E

Semiotics of Creative Process in Language & Literature

ES 677 E

Saussure and Semiology

ES 678 E

Structuralism and Literary Critique

ES 679 E


Culture Studies

ES 681 E

Interpretation of Texts

ES 682 E

Conceptual Structures in Language, Literature, Art & Culture


ES 690 E

Seminar - I

ES 691 E

Seminar - II

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.