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Graduating RSEA student Da In Choi selected as Commencement Marshal

May 9, 2019

Da In Choi, RSEA Class of 2019, has been chosen by a committee of fellow graduate students to be a Commencement Marshal on May 30. 

Each year, eight graduating students from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) are selected to represent the graduating class as Commencement Marshals. On the morning of Commencement, these students help the GSAS deans organize the procession from the GSAS Breakfast to Harvard Yard. They walk at the head the procession, proudly carrying the banners of GSAS, SEAS, and Dudley House, and lead the graduating class into...

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Published play translation by Junjie Jiang, RSEA '18

May 9, 2019

Congratulations to RSEA alum Junjie Jiang (AM'18) on the publication of her English translation of the contemporary Chinese drama Toilet in the peer-reviewed journal The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review, April 2019. 

Toilet: A Play in Three Acts (2004) is the first play in the contemporary Chinese playwright Guo Shixing’s (1952– ) “Dignity Trilogy,” followed by Crematory (2007) and Homecoming (2011). Jiang's is the first translation of this play into English.

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Student organizers with HEAS banner

RSEA students organize successful 2019 HEAS Conference

March 12, 2019
Congratulations to the RSEA students who worked together for several months to plan the annual HEAS (Harvard East Asia Society) Conference, held February 8th-9th. HEAS co-chairs Casey Stevens and Jalem Towler organized the conference with the help of other RSEA students. This year's HEAS Conference on the theme of Voice and Silence: Memory in East Asia attracted... Read more about RSEA students organize successful 2019 HEAS Conference
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