Thinking through Performance in China – A Workshop on Chinese theories of Acting, Singing, and Theater (c.1200–1850)

Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave. 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

This workshop reconsiders the significance of critical writings about acting, singing, and theatrical performance in China (c.1200–1850). How did artists, intellectuals, and critics reflect on experiences of watching or listening to live performance? How did the act of writing about spectatorship become an artform in and of itself? What might these texts offer for theater […]

Symposium – Thinking Between/Through Historic and Modern China

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA, United States

Panelists: Mark C. Elliott, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Harvard UniversityJoseph W. Esherick, Professor Emeritus, History Department, University of California San DiegoJames A. Millward, Professor of Inter-societal History, Georgetown University School of Foreign ServiceModerator: Madeleine Yue Dong, Vincent Y. C. Shih Professor of Chinese History and […]

Joseph Esherick – Rethinking the Chinese Revolution

CGIS South Room S250 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Speaker: Joseph Esherick, Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, San Diego Moderator: Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute. Was the Chinese Revolution inevitable? In "Rethinking the Chinese Revolution," Esherick will discuss his evolving assessment of modern Chinese history from his early essay, "Harvard on China," through his "Ten […]

Film Screening: That Day, on the Beach (Hai tan de yi tian)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

A renowned young pianist, Tan Ching-Ching (Terry Hu) comes back to Taipei for the first time in thirteen years to give a performance. An old friend, Lin Jia-li (Sylvia Chang), gets in touch with her to reconvene over an afternoon coffee. That Day, on the Beach takes place over a conversation between the two female friends, during […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Zhu Fangsheng – Families, Schools, and Cities

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Zhu Fangsheng, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Duke Kunshan University This talk will trace the origins and consequences of how contemporary Chinese cities govern public school admissions. School districts became the central device in public school admissions in China, despite their absence of fiscal or administrative foundations. I argue that cities repurposed school districts to […]

Contextual Annotation in Textual and Visual Media: COMARKUS and IMMARKUS

CGIS South, Room S153 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Speaker: Hilde De Weerdt,  Professor of Chinese and Early Modern Global History, KU Leuven Hilde De Weerdt joined the Early Modern History Research Group, KU Leuven in March 2022 as Professor of Chinese and Early Modern Global History. Professor De Weerdt is broadly interested in intellectual, social, and political history, both within an East Asian context, and […]

Special Presentation featuring Stephen MacKinnon – History as Biography: Chen Hansheng 陈翰笙 (1897-2004)

CGIS Knafel K262 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Speaker: Stephen MacKinnon, Emeritus Professor of History; Former Director of Center for Asian Studies, Arizona State UniversitySteven MacKinnon, author of Chen Hansheng: China’s Last Romantic Revolutionary, will discuss the remarkable life of one of most important economic researchers on the Chinese rural economy over a career that spanned the 1930s to his death at 107 […]

2024 Gender Studies Workshop – The Chinese Family Romance

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA, United States

9:10 AM: Introductory remarks  9:15 AM: Literature Panel Tina Lu, Yale University - "The Family Romance, Chuanqi, and What Can't Be Said" Maria Sibau, Emory University - "Inventing Mothers in Late Imperial Literature" Discussants:Thomas Kelly, Harvard UniversityWai-yee Li, Harvard University 11:00 AM: Break 11:15 AM: Presentations on the Chinese Family Romance by students of Eileen […]

2024 Harvard Visual China Graduate Symposium – Time and Temporality in Chinese Art & Culture

Sackler Building Auditorium 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, United States

How do humans and objects exist in relation to time and experience time? We often turn to space and spatial models as the dominant approach to analyzing visual materials, yet time could also serve as a way of organizing visual and perceptual experiences. In the case of Chinese art, time and temporality had particular salience […]

International Relations Conference

Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Speakers:Juan José Escobar Stemmann, Former Spanish Ambassador to IraqMitchell Presnick, Founder of Super 8 Hotels China, Investor and BusinessmanGeorge Krol, Former U.S. Ambassador to KazakhstanAlexandra Vacroux, Director, Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian StudiesBruce Schneier, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of GovernmentDavie Pernal, Recruiter, U.S. Department of StateThis conference brings together students across the […]