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February 2018

Tang Xiaobing – The Road to the Chinese Communist Revolution: How Petty Intellectuals Gathered and Accepted Leftist Ideologies in 1920s and 1930s Shanghai

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, 2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Speaker: Tang Xiaobing (Associate Professor, History Department, East China Normal University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute) Chair/discussant: Elizabeth Perry (Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute) Harvard-Yenching Institute lunch talk https://harvard-yenching.org/events/tang-xiaobing-february-22-2018

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March 2018

Wang Liping – More than Affirmative Action: China’s Preferential Policy in Historical and Comparative Perspective

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, 2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Speaker: Wang Liping,  Peking University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute Chair/discussant: Lei Ya-Wen,  Harvard University With the ethical appeal of equality and justice as well as a more cohesive society, affirmative action has been in place for many years around the world. Such measures, going by various names depending on the context and perceived acceptability, have attained their goals to varying degrees in different countries even though the debates around them are never silenced. In many countries adopting such policies, the political…

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Asia’s Growing Generation Gap: Causes and Consequences

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Elizabeth J. Perry

Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable Note: This event will begin at 4:15 pm and conclude at 6:15 pm. Panelists: Cho Haejoang, Emerita, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University, Korea Ishida Hiroshi, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan Teresa Kuan, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong Shen Yifei, Department of Sociology, Fudan University, China Moderator: Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute This roundtable aims to exchange ideas about the sources and possible…

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