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RSEA Class of 2020 Exhibit Slideshow

May 28, 2020

Each spring the RSEA program mounts an exhibit of photographs and artwork by graduating RSEA students.  Normally the exhibit surrounds us in the CGIS South lounge as we gather to celebrate the end of the spring semester and the accomplishment of Commencement. 

This year's graduating Class of 2020 has contributed pictures and poetry for an online RSEA Exhibit Slideshow. The slideshow was shared during the online Commencement Celebration on May 27...

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RSEA Celebrates Commencement online

May 28, 2020

On May 27 the RSEA community of faculty, staff, students and family members gathered online for a moving celebration honoring the accomplishments of the Class of 2020.

RSEA Chair Professor James Robson gave welcoming remarks and introduced the 20 graduating students, giving each a chance to wave from their corner of the world. GSAS Dean Emma Dench congratulated all the students on achieving their degree during this challenging spring and on asking deep analytical questions in their thesis research. Director of Graduate Studies Professor Alex Zahlten announced the two winners...

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RSEA's Amy Grantham selected as Commencement Marshall

May 11, 2020

Congratulations to RSEA student Amy Grantham who has been selected by the GSAS Graduate Student Council (GSC) to be a Commencement Marshall represending the Class of 2020.

The GSC selected ten "outstanding graduating students" for honor, based on nominations made by students, faculty, and program administrators. Read more news of the Commencement Marshalls announcement (pictured among the 2019 Commencement Marshalls...

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James Robson named Harvard College Professor

May 6, 2020

RSEA Chair Professor James Robson has been awarded a Harvard College Professorship in recognition of his contributions to undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

Robson is James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and William Fung Director of the Harvard University Asia Center.  Prof. Robson became Chair of the RSEA program in 2019 and has served as a member of the RSEA Committee for several years.

Congratulations, Professor Robson!

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Rong Huang (RSEA AM'16) named Ethics Pedagogy Fellow for 2020-21

April 20, 2020

Congratulations to RSEA alumna Rong Huang (AM'16) on being selected as an Ethics Pedagogy Fellow at Harvard University for next academic year.

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics announced its post-doctoral and graduate fellowship awards on April 15. Rong Huang is one of four current PhD students, from different Harvard schools and discplines, to be named as Ethics Pedagogy Fellows. The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics wrote this about Rong Huang's work and fellowship...

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New publication "Manchukuo Perspectives" co-edited by Annika Culver, RSEA 2000

February 26, 2020

Annika Culver (AM 2000) has a new book Manchukuo Perspectives: Transnational Approaches to Literary Producion published in December 2019. Co-edited with Norman Smith, the volume contains "ground-breaking transnational work on literary views of Manchukuo by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean intellectuals during the period of Japanese occupation--with a preface by my former Chinese language classmate Karen Thornber," now Professor of Comparative...

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