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RSEA Celebrates the Class of 2021

May 26, 2021

On May 26, RSEA held an online Commencement Celebration in honor of the graduating Class of 2021. 

RSEA Chair Professor James Robson welcomed the students and their families joining from several continents, and members of the faculty who have taught and advised them during their two years at Harvard. The twenty-one graduates introduced and congratulated each other in a progression of Zoom spotlights.   Speaking on behalf of their graduating class, four students reflected on their time in RSEA and thanked their professors and families for supporting them.

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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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