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Meisho Symposium

Symposium--Reconceptualizing Meisho: Topography, Memory, and Representation

October 24, 2018

 

Meisho 名所, literally meaning a “places with a name” or “famous places,” usually consist of scenic landscape sites recognized for their beauty since ancient times. The recognition of such a site did not occur spontaneously of course but rather resulted from deliberate actions based on numerous historical contingencies. The study of meisho, rooted in topography and landscape, calls out for an interdisciplinary approach. The methodologies of fields such as...

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Chinese Language Program Wraps 3rd Pedagogy Conference

Chinese Language Program Wraps 3rd Pedagogy Conference

October 12, 2018

The 3rd Harvard International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy (Harvard ICCP) was held on September 28-29, 2018. The session's theme was "Making Connections."

Over 100 participants from 8 countries, 13 US states, 40 universities and 10 pre-college institutions attended this session of the ICCP, sharing their latest work and discussing how to expand language learning from the confines of traditional academic divisions, and integrate traditional classroom approaches with the proliferation of new and promising resources, tools, and opportunities available to 21st-century...

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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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