2022 HEAS Conference

From now on, you can access the online recording for our public sessions!

For Opening Remarks by Prof. Alexander Zahlten and the Keynote Discussion by Prof. Graham Allison (Harvard Kennedy School), Prof. Rey Chow (Duke University), Prof. Sophie Volpp (UC Berkeley), and Prof. James Robson as the moderator, please see the Day 1 record.

For the Special Panel: How to Publish an Academic Paper by Dr. Melissa Brown (HJAS), Prof. Tani Barlow (positions: asia critique), and Tim Shao-Hung Teng, and Closing Remarks by Prof. Jie Li along with HEAS Committee members, please see the Day 2 record.

Thank you for attending the 25th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference! We hope you enjoyed it, and let's meet at future HEAS Conferences.


Emerging in the post-pandemic world is a “new normal”—the abnormal is normalized, and the changes settle their feet on the earth and stabilize. But this is never an original creation in our time. This year’s theme attempts to explore the changes and the norms in East Asia, how they are discursively constructed and tinted with a regional characteristic. We welcome and encourage submissions from graduate students around the world engaged in research that relates to the examination of changes and exceptions throughout any time period and discipline concerning East Asia—including but not limited to History, Politics, Literature, Media, Linguistics, Religion, Philosophy, Art History, Sociology, and more.

Participating in the two-day HEAS Conference is a valuable opportunity to present new and exciting in-progress research and engage with fellow graduate students and scholars in the East Asian Studies field. For further details about the application process and guidelines, please click here. (Notice that we are not accepting submissions now.)

(*Please note that this year's conference would be held virtually via Zoom due to the Covid-19 condition.)



Co-chairs: Yuhao Wang, Sharon Zhang

Treasurer: Elaine Yeo

Secretaries: Chihiro Ishikawa, Kristen Martucci

Reviewers: Suna ChaChuyi Chen, Yiwei Fang, Tienwen Lin, Coco Ruan, Yue Wu

HEAS 2022 poster 1HEAS would like to thank Harvard's Graduate Student Council, RSEA Program, and several other Harvard centers co-sponsoring the Conference: Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.