News and Announcements

10/23 - The Department warmly congratulates Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, on his receipt of theAmerican Historical Association's John K. Fairbank Prize for 2014 for his book, Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950 - 1992. Established by a gift to the Association from the friends of the prominent historian of China and East Asia at Harvard and President of the Association in 1968, the John K. Fairbank Prize is awarded for the best work on the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan since the year 1800.

10/22 - Nick Juravich, PhD Candidate, was awarded the Metropolitan College Scholar-in-Residence, a new voluntary fellowship created by the Academic Council of Metropolitan College of New York.

10/22 - John Coatsworth was quoted in The New York Times' "Ebola Prompts Universities to Tighten Travel Rules."

10/22 - Madeleine Zelin was honored at a confernece titled "Beyond Mondernity: Understanding Change in China," at Columbia on September 19 and 20, 2014.

10/17 - David Rosner was quoted in The Washington Post's "CDC director's challenge: Deadly Ebola virus and outbreak of criticism" and The Nation's "The Brain Cancer Rate for Girls in This Town Shot Up 550% - Is a Defense Contract to Blame?"

10/13 - Rashid Khalidi was quoted in PBS NewsHour's "Islamic State group uses only half of a Quran verse to justify beheadings - see what's in the other half."

10/10 - Charles Armstrong was interviewed on CNN regarding Kim Jong-un.

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