Events

Urban China Series featuring Tang Beibei – The Making of “New Citizens:” Landless Farmers and Urban Governance in China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Tang Beibei, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University This talk examines landless farmers who have entered Chinese urban life as urban residents in an organized and managed way as cities expand and spread. It explores in what ways and to what extent the central government’s initiatives on the integration of landless farmers into the urban economy and …

Urban China Series featuring Tang Beibei – The Making of “New Citizens:” Landless Farmers and Urban Governance in China

Zhou Zhenyu – The origin of ancient Austronesian: from the perspective of archaeological discoveries in Southeast China

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

Speaker: Zhou Zhenyu, Associate Professor, Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23 Discussant: Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Harvard University Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar talk Seating is limited. Masks are required for all in-person audience members. Venue

Asia-Pacific Practices: A Conversation with Brian Burke of Shearman & Sterling

WCC 1010, Wasserstein Hall 1585 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Brian Burke, Partner, Shearman & Sterling. Brian Burke has conducted dozens of investigations across Asia-Pacific and is experienced in FCPA/anti-corruption, economic sanctions, antitrust, shareholder litigation, anti-money laundering, and other compliance and investigative matters. Mr. Burke acted as lead advisor to GlaxoSmithKline on the landmark bribery case against GSK in China, the first such case …

Asia-Pacific Practices: A Conversation with Brian Burke of Shearman & Sterling

Scott Kennedy – Xi Jinping’s About Face: Implications for China’s Economy, Politics, and Relations With the West

Rubenstein 414AB 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business & Economics, Center for Strategic & International Studies. Lunch will be served for those joining us in person in Rubenstein 414AB. Others should register to join us remotely via Zoom. Register at https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mrBlnYUUSwW9rduJgp_6wQ. Venue

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Workshop featuring Daniel Mattingly – The Party and the Gun: How the Military Shapes Elite Conflict in China

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

Speaker: Daniel Mattingly, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University How do authoritarian leaders such as Xi Jinping consolidate political power? In this book, I examine how control over the military has been crucial for elite and mass power struggles in Chinese politics. Drawing on new quantitative data on officers in the PLA, and extensive qualitative evidence, …

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Workshop featuring Daniel Mattingly – The Party and the Gun: How the Military Shapes Elite Conflict in China

Wei Wei – Family Matters: Chinese Queer Politics Around the Rise of a Family-State

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

Speaker: Wei Wei, Professor of Sociology, East China Normal University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23 Chair/Discussant: Michael Bronski, Professor of the Practice In Media And Activism In Studies Of Women, Gender, And Sexuality, Harvard University LGBT activism in mainland China, based on the trajectory of identity politics, faces increasing challenges from the state in recent years. …

Wei Wei – Family Matters: Chinese Queer Politics Around the Rise of a Family-State

China Humanities Seminar featuring Xin Wen – Curating a Museum of Stones: The “Forest of Stelae” (Beilin) and the Politics of the Past in Middle Period China

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

Speaker: Xin Wen, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and History, Princeton University Chang’an, the capital of the Tang dynasty (618–907), was the largest city in the medieval world. The walled area of the city measured 84 square kilometers and the population likely reached one million. Unlike other pre-modern cities such as Rome and Tenochtitlan …

China Humanities Seminar featuring Xin Wen – Curating a Museum of Stones: The “Forest of Stelae” (Beilin) and the Politics of the Past in Middle Period China

Urban China Series featuring Eli Friedman

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Eli Friedman, Cornell University This event series is made possible by the generous support of the MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab, the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, and the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Venue

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Margaret Pearson

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

Speaker: Margaret Pearson, Dr. Horace E. and Wilma V. Harrison Distinguished Professor, and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher in the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park Moderator: Meg Rithmire, F. Warren MacFarlan Associate Professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School. More information soon! Margaret Pearson is the Dr. Horace …

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Margaret Pearson

Film Screening: Hidden Letters, featuring discussion with Director Violet Feng

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010) 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Violet Du Feng, Director and Producer A fascinating new documentary, Hidden Letters, introduces NuShu 女书, a secret women’s script developed 400 years ago in China’s Hunan Province to help peasants deal with conditions in which their feet were bound and they were confined to their chamber rooms. Following the screening, the director, Violet Du Feng, will join …

Film Screening: Hidden Letters, featuring discussion with Director Violet Feng

Urban China Series featuring Chen Jinsong

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Chen Jinsong, Shenzhen Worldunion Group (世联行) This event series is made possible by the generous support of the MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab, the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, and the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Venue