News & Events

Virtual RSEA Alumni Panel planned for October 22

September 23, 2020

Save the date! The 8th annual RSEA Alumni Panel will be held online on Thursday October 22 at 7:00 pm EST. As in past years, the event will be an opportunity for RSEA alumni and current students to connect. 

Six RSEA alumni panelists working in various fields and locations have been invited to share their experiences and their careers advice.

More details will follow soon, including how to register for the event. Please save the date and watch for your invitation via email.

RSEA Newsletter - August 2020

August 31, 2020
Read the latest Newsletter from the RSEA Program, featuring a letter from the Chair, Professor James Robson, news of the graduating class of 2020, and updates from many of our RSEA alumni. The start of the 2020-21 academic year brings a cohort of new students, and plans for virtual events and opportunities for alumni to reconnect with the RSEA... Read more about RSEA Newsletter - August 2020

Asia Center Research Talk by Jannis Jizhou Chen (AM '17) available to view online

August 12, 2020
RSEA alum (AM '17) Jannis Jizhou Chen gave a talk about his current research project in Chinese literature for the Harvard Asia Center's Research Talk Series. Chen is a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. A video of Chen's talk, titled "The Literature of Things:  The Mansion of Secluded Books, Shu Yin Lou" can be viewed... Read more about Asia Center Research Talk by Jannis Jizhou Chen (AM '17) available to view online

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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