2021 RSEA Fletcher Awards and Honorable Mentions in the Field of Japanese Studies

The Committee on Regional Studies — East Asia (RSEA) announced the recipients of the 2021 Joseph Fletcher Memorial Awards. Established in 1985 in honor of the late Joseph Fletcher, professor of Chinese and inner Asian history and a past chairman of the RSEA committee, the Fetcher Award is given to students in the RSEA program for research theses that demonstrates the high standard of excellence encouraged by Professor Fletcher.

This year three RSEA graduates received Fletcher Awards. The Reischauer Institute congratulates Jeonghun Choi, for his prize-winning thesis in the field of Japanese studies, “Popularization of Historical Knowledge in Meiji Japan: writers of Hakubunkan and Bankoku Senshi (Universal History of Wars).”  Jeonghun was advised by Prof. Andrew Gordon. He will be joining Harvard’s East Asian Languages and Civilization (EALC) Ph.D. Program in the fall.

 The Reischauer Institute also congratulates Masaki Naito and Quade Robinson for receiving Fletcher Award Honorable Mentions for their Japanese studies Master’s theses. Masaki and Quade were among eleven students who received honorable mentions for their theses.