Religion/Philosophy

Prof. Leonard van der Kuijp Inducted into Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

August 1, 2018

Leonard van der Kuijp, a Harvard Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies since 1995, with joint appointments in the departments of South Asian and East Asian Studies, has been awarded lifetime membership in the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of his achievements.

The Academy has selected 21 new members, leading researchers spanning various disciplines, based upon their scientific and scholarly achievements....

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Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon

Order of the Rising Sun Awarded to Professor Helen Hardacre

May 16, 2018

Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, has recently been conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the Japanese government. One of the oldest and highest national decorations, this award recognizes Professor Hardacre’s extensive contributions to the development of Japanese studies in the U.S. and the promotion of understanding toward Japanese society and culture.

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2016-17 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes Awarded

December 15, 2016

This year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Awards Ceremony, an annual tradition co-hosted by Harvard’s Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, honored a record number of students for achievements in Japanese language and humanities. The ceremony brought together an audience of over fifty attendees last Friday to celebrate the five 2016-2017 prize winners, all of whom demonstrated exceptional skill in areas ranging from conversational Japanese to translation of medieval Japanese texts to a cultural reading of femininity in Japanese...

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Of Daoist Flights and Chinese Fantasies: featuring Jack Miles and James Robson discussing  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Daoist Bodily Cultivation in the new Norton Anthology of World Religions

Of Daoist Flights and Chinese Fantasies: featuring Jack Miles and James Robson discussing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Daoist Bodily Cultivation in the new Norton Anthology of World Religions

November 12, 2014

Harvard Book Store welcomes University of California at Irvine professor JACK MILES and Harvard University professor JAMES ROBSON for a discussion of The Norton Anthology of World Religions. This event is co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University.

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of...

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James Robson

James Robson

James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations;
Harvard College Professor
William Fung Director of the Harvard University Asia Center; Chair, Regional Studies East Asia (RSEA), 2019-20

James Robson is Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. He has served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Regional Studies East Asia M.A...

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Janet Gyatso

Janet Gyatso

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Harvard Divinity School

Janet Gyatso is a specialist in Buddhist studies, concentrating on Tibetan and South Asian cultural and intellectual history. She published Women...

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Andover 207, Harvard Divinity School
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Ryuichi Abe

Ryuichi Abe

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions
Director of Undergraduate Studies
On leave 2020-21

After completing an undergraduate degree in Economics at Keio University, Ryūichi Abé acquired a master’s degree from School of Advanced International...

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p: (617) 495-4305
Office Hours: Spring 2020: Thursday 1:45-3:15 pm and by appointment