Martin Kern elected to the American Philosophical Society

Monday, Nov 16, 2015
by ahepler

Martin KernThe American Philosophical Society (APS) announced the election of 34 new members in its April 2015 meeting. Martin Kern, the Greg ('84) and Joanna (P13) Zeluck Professor in Asian Studies and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, has been elected as one of five new members in the humanities. 

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