Frequently asked questions and answers 


1. What is the HEAS Conference? 

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event, an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on topics related to East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers as well as renowned scholars of East Asian Studies. The conference will also allow participants to meet others iconducting similar research in their field, and to forge new professional relationships. 

2. When is the 23rd HEAS Conference? Where does it take place? 

The Conference will be held on February 8-9, 2020. It will take place at Harvard CGIS South (Center for Global and International Studies), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. 

3. What is the scope of the HEAS conference? 

This year’s theme, Life on the Edge: Borders and Boundaries in East Asia, seeks to break down boundaries between disciplines and speak to a sweep of times and topics. With papers ranging from Rome-Han relations, to diaspora identities across film and literature, to Cold War geopolitics, we're sure there will be something for everyone.