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EALC Invites Applications to Faculty Position in Modern Korean Humanities

August 13, 2018

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in modern Korean humanities. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine strengths in film, media, and/or popular cultural studies with interdisciplinary and transnational range. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Korean.

Ph.D. required by expected start date.

Candidates should demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching as well as research, and...

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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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Prof. Michael Szonyi Appointed Frank Wen-hsiung Wu Memorial Professor of Chinese History

July 18, 2018


Michael Szonyi, Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, was recently appointed Frank Wen-hsiung Wu Memorial Professor of Chinese History at Harvard University. He is a social historian of late imperial and modern China who studies local society in southeast China using a combination of traditional textual sources and ethnographic-style fieldwork.

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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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