EAS Faculty

David Atherton

David Atherton

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

David C. Atherton specializes in the study of Japanese literature and culture of the early modern period (also known as the Edo or Tokugawa period,...

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2 Divinity Avenue, room 229
p: (617) 495-8374
Office Hours: Spring 2021: Wednesday 4-5 pm and Thursday 3-4 pm.
Theodore C. Bestor

Theodore C. Bestor

Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies
James L. Watson

James L. Watson

Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus
William Kirby

William Kirby

T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies
Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration
Chairman, Harvard China Fund
CGIS South S128
p: (617) 495-5119
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Alexander Zahlten

Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Director of Graduate Studies, Regional Studies East Asia (RSEA), 2020-21


Alexander Zahlten's research interests center on film and audiovisual culture in East Asia, with a focus on Japan. His work...

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2 Divinity Ave. #211
p: (617) 496-1391
Office Hours: Spring 2021: Tuesday 10-Noon (EST) and by appointment