News & Events

Book talk "Monks in Motion" by RSEA alum Prof. Jack Meng-Tat Chia

November 12, 2020

Jack Meng-Tat Chia (AM '11), Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies at the National University of Singapore, talks about his newly published book, "Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea" (Oxford University Press, 2020) in a prerecorded book talk for the Harvard Asia Center's Southeast Asia Fall Lecture Series. View the ...

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Alexis Sanborn's film "Nourishing Japan" wins award

November 4, 2020

Congratulations to Alexis Agliano Sanborn (RSEA AM '13), whose film Nourishing Japan won the best short film award at the 2020 Toronto Food Film Festival.

Directed and produced by Sangborn, Nourishing Japan takes viewers on "a delicious journey from farmer's field to school classroom that celebrates how one country has re-imagined school lunch and food education". For more information, a trailer, and a list of upcoming...

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RSEA Alumni Panel held virtually

October 29, 2020

RSEA hosted the 2020 Alumni Panel on October 22 as an online meeting. The virtual event was enjoyed by 45 participants including current students, faculty members, and more alumni than would normally be able to attend in person, including a good number from outside the US.  RSEA Chair Professor James Robson noted this bonus of the current remote era as he greeted everyone joining from across many time zones.  GSAS Dean Emma Dench added her welcoming remarks on behalf of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Six RSEA alumni panelists were invited to reflect...

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RSEA Alumni Panel event, October 22

October 6, 2020

The 2020 RSEA Alumni Panel will be held online on Thursday October 22 beginning at 7:00 pm EST. This annual event is an opportunity for RSEA alumni and current students to connect. 

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

Jack Meng-Tat Chia, AM ’11
Assistant Professor, History & Religious Studies, National University...
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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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