In 2022, the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) held the inaugural All India Conference of East Asian Studies (AICEAS). The objective of the conference is to generate interest in, and strengthen academic and scholarly study and investigations on East Asia in India, thereby consolidating area studies research. The conference is convened bi-annually as a collaborative exercise, in keeping with the ICS’ focus on building strong partnerships with leading academic and research institutions and organisations across India. AICEAS brings together students, researchers, university faculty, practitioners and other individuals with an interest in East Asia, to present and discuss their research in the field, primarily focusing on Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan. AICEAS supports academic excellence, cultural understanding, and the advancement of research in a field that encompasses the diverse and dynamic societies of East Asia, and aims to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and a holistic understanding of this region.
It is our resolve to make the AICEAS one of the major platforms for scholars, researchers, and experts in East Asian Studies, to exchange ideas, research findings, and academic insights. It seeks to facilitate a robust academic discourse on a diverse range of issues - history, language, literature, politics, economics, cultural studies, regional policies, international relations, geopolitical issues, latest developments and trends in the region. This conference not only provides young and emerging scholars the opportunity to share their ideas and perspectives, but also serves as a means of educational outreach, attracting students and the wider community to learn about East Asian cultures, histories, and contemporary issues. As has been our experience with our other flagship conference, the All India Conference of China Studies, we hope that the AICEAS would also contribute to promoting interest in the field among a broader audience.
The 1st AICEAS was held in collaboration with the Department of International Relations & Governance Studies (IRGS), Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR) from 21-22 March 2022. The 2nd AICEAS will be held in collaboration with the Centre for East Asian Studies, Christ University from 5-6 April 2024.
The best overall paper presented by a young and emerging scholar at AICEAS is selected for the Govind Purushottam Deshpande Award, which carries a prize money of Rs. 25,000/- and is also published by the ICS. The selection is made by a Committee of scholars and eminent experts, set up by the ICS and partner institution on the basis of methodology, sources consulted, arguments and presentation.
05 Apr 2024
2nd AICEAS will be held virtually by the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi and the Centre for East Asian Studies, Department of International Relations, Political Science & History, Christ University, Bangalore.
Venue: Zoom Webinar
21 Mar 2022
The 1st All India Conference of East Asian Studies (AICEAS) will be held virtually by the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi and the Department of International Relations & Governance Studies
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Call for Papers