• Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Graham Chamness is working toward completing his dissertation. His research considers how literature shapes conceptions of belonging to a shared, common culture. Specifically he is examining the way the literati of fourth century China living in the south constructed an imagined, shared “Cultural community” in the absence of their northern heartland.

Research Interests: Early Chinese Literature

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Toward a View of (Unofficial) Friendships in Fourth-century China
Graham James Chamness, Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University and Fairbank Center Graduate Student Associate, examines Confucian ideas of friendship in China’s pre-modern past.

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies