Faculty

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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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: Fall 2022: In person on Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm
David Sena

David Sena

Preceptor in Literary Chinese

David Sena received his B.A. in Economics and Chinese Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in East Asian...

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9 Kirkland Place #204
p: (617) 495-1157
Office Hours: Fall 2022: Monday and Wednesday 12-1:30 pm (and by appointment).
Hi-Sun Kim

Hi-Sun Kim

Senior Preceptor in Korean
Director of the Korean Language Program
In the Fall of 2015, Hi-Sun Kim joined the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations as the Director of the Korean Language Program. Prior to coming... Read more about Hi-Sun Kim
5 Bryant St. #208
p: (617) 495-5928
Office Hours: Thu 2:30-3:30 (via Zoom, by appointment only)
Xiaoshi Yu

Xiaoshi Yu

Senior Preceptor in Chinese
5 Bryant St. #202
p: (617) 495-8376
Office Hours: Monday 2:00 - 3:00 pm (by appointment), Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 am (by appointment)
Karen Thornber

Karen Thornber

Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Karen Thornber is Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Acting Director...

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CGIS S222, 1730 Cambridge St,
Fall 2022: Wednesday 5-6 and by appointment. Email thornber@fas.harvard.edu to set up a time during office hours.

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