We wish to convey the very sad news that esteemed teacher, RSEA alum (AM ’55) and friend Rod McFarquhar passed away on Sunday, February 10 with his family beside him. Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor Emeritus of...Read more about Prof. Rod MacFarquhar has passed away
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
The 22nd annual Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Conference is to take place at Harvard CGIS-South on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. Organized by a committee of RSEA students, this year's conference offers multiple...
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...
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.
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...