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HEAS Committee 2021

HEAS hosts successful online Conference

March 3, 2021

Congratulations to the student organizing committee for a very successful HEAS Conference!

The 24th annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference was held online for the very first time, opening up new possibilities and enabling over 100 scholars to take part in the two-day event held February 27-28.

In his opening remarks RSEA Chair Professor James Robson commented on the value of interdisciplinary and interpersonal connections in scholarship. He noted that since 1997 the HEAS conferences have enabled young scholars to engage with renowned scholars across many fields...

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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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