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2019 Book by Jannis Jizhou Chen

New book by Jannis Jizhou Chen, RSEA '17

February 11, 2019

Jannis Jizhou Chen, a Chinese Literature Ph.D. candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and a Graduate Student Associate at the Harvard Asia Center, is the author of a recently-published book of short fiction, The Stories of Eng Watt Street (發街事). The book, his first, was published by Linking Publishing in Taiwan and is a collection of twelve short stories that all take place on Eng Watt street, which is located in the Tiong Bahru area in Singapore. 

Chen received his master’s degree from Harvard University (Regional Studies East Asia [RSEA]) in 2017, and his research interests include Sinophone literature, modern Chinese literature, Sino-German literary and cultural exchange, film studies, Chinese art, periphery and identity studies, and more importantly subjectivity and sociality in cross-generic and cross-disciplinary contexts. In recent years, his research has been increasingly engaged with the debates surrounding ecology, sociality, and posthumanism.... Read more about New book by Jannis Jizhou Chen, RSEA '17

2018 RSEA Alumni Panel

2018 RSEA Alumni Panel

October 11, 2018

RSEA alumni, students, and faculty gathered on October 5th for an evening of reflection and reconnection.

Panelists Carroll Bogert ('86), Karl Eikenberry ('81), H. Mack Horton ('81) and Richard Palmer ('88) shared stories and advice from their experiences in and beyond RSEA as they pursued their distinguished careers in different fields.

Common themes included an appreciation for the broadening and nurturing experience provided by the RSEA program, the importance of maintaining connections with faculty and peers, and the need to balance passion with realism, and...

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Coming soon! RSEA Alumni Panel Event: Friday, October 5, 2018

October 5, 2018

The annual Regional Studies - East Asia Distinguished Alumni Panel will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6 pm and followed by a dinner reception for the RSEA community.

We are excited and honored to welcome this year's panelists:

Caroll Bogert ('86) President of the Marshall Project,

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry ('81) Director of the U.S.-Asia Security...

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RSEA students with Prof Ezra Vogel

RSEA students meet with Professor Ezra Vogel

April 19, 2018
On April 12 a group of RSEA students enjoyed lunchtime conversation with Professor Emeritus Ezra Vogel and his friend Dr. Richard Dyck, Harvard Alum and Asia Center Advisory Committee Member. Professor Vogel shared stories of his academic experiences in Social Sciences and Asian Studies, including memorable moments during his distinguished career. Students were able to ask his thoughts on the direction of East Asian studies and how best to identify and pursue an area of specialty.

RSEA Students Contribute to HEAS Conference

March 8, 2018

Congratulations to three current RSEA students, Kyooeun Jang, Rebecca Choong Wilkins, and Wenchu Zhu for presenting at the 2018 HEAS Conference in February. 

Kyooeun Jang presented her paper on “Flexible Ceilings: A Study on Gendered Labor in the Digital Creative Industries in South Korea” in Panel A: (De)constructing Nation: Gendered Bodies in the Making of Modern Korea, facilitated by...

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