Edward Tan

RSEA student Edward Zhi En Tan named Schwarzman Scholar

December 16, 2022

RSEA student Edward Zhi En Tan has been awarded a prestigious Schwarzman scholarship, which funds a master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. Edward will join the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2024. Congratulations, Edward!

While pursuing his AM in Regional Studies - East Asia, Edward is focusing on China’s norm entrepreneurship in international organizations. He received his BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. In his former roles as an editor at the Harvard Kennedy School Singapore Policy Journal and a Perry World House...

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Major Robert B. Sheeks

July 22, 2022

It is with sadness that we inform the RSEA community of the passing of Major Robert Sheeks (AB’46, AM ‘48) at the age of 100 on July 4th, 2022.

As a member of the greatest generation, Maj. Sheeks disrupted his undergraduate studies to enter World War II in the US Marine Corps. He returned to Cambridge after the war to complete his Harvard College degree, after which Maj. Sheeks joined the newly formed China Regional Studies Program and was one of the first to graduate from what would become RSEA....

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Congratulations to our March graduate Hannah Sng Baek!

March 8, 2022

Congratulations to Hannah Sng Baek for receiving her AM degree in Regional Studies--East Asia from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University! 

Hannah's focus in RSEA has been on South Korean film and film culture of the 1970s and 1980s and her AM thesis is titled "Queer Visions of a Dark Age: Rethinking Gender in and  through the Cinema of Yusin (1972-1979)"

Congratulations to our November graduates!

November 9, 2021

Graduation congratulations to Wei Li and Yunhui Yang, who both received their AM degree in Regional Studies - East Asia from Harvard GSAS this November 2021.  

Wei studied Buddho-Daoist interaction and her thesis project “The Scripture on Inner Observation by the Most High Lord Lao”  included an annotated translation of the Buddhist technical terms in a Daoist text. Wei is currently...

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Screenshot of 2021 RSEA Alumni Panel event

2021 Alumni Panel connects the RSEA community

October 28, 2021

Over fifty members of the RSEA community gathered online for the 2021 RSEA Alumni Panel event on October 28. RSEA Chair Alexander Zahlten welcomed alumni from as far as Tokyo, Germany, and California, as well as students, faculty, and staff joining from campus and the Cambridge area. 

In her opening remarks, GSAS Dean Emma Dench commended the intellectual depth and breadth of RSEA graduates and the remarkable impact they have gone on to make in many sectors and fields of work.

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