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Exhibition – Fire Dream: Zhao Meng and the Reinvention of the Clay Medium

September 6 - October 30
CGIS South, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Exploring the myriad material possibilities of clay, Zhao pushes the boundaries of the medium while reworking traditional forms. A closing reception and panel discussion will feature artists and scholars Brad Miller, Jeffrey Moser, Sun Ren, Eugene Y. Wang, and Nigel Wood. Closing Event: Friday, October 25, 2019 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM Room 427 | Read More »

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Exhibition – Treasures of the Za Library

September 9 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 6:00 pm
CGIS South, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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This exhibition in the first floor lounge of CGIS South features a selection of treasured items from the collection of the Za Library (Zashuguan 雜書館) and from the Harvard-Yenching Library. The Za Library is the biggest privately-owned library in mainland China that is open to the public. The Harvard librarians have also made available a Read More »

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4:00 pm

Christian de Pee – Losing the Way in the City: Cities and Intellectual Crisis in Eleventh-Century China

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, 2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Christian De Pee China Humanities Poster Spring 2019

Speaker: Christian de Pee, University of Michigan During the eleventh century, literati endeavored for the first time to write the commercial streetscape. Literati of previous centuries had written the city in the past tense, in tales of dissolute youth and in memoirs about capitals destroyed, but had otherwise hidden urban streets behind a generic blur of Read More »

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6:00 pm

Chen Jian – A Flawed Giant: Zhou Enlai and China’s Prolonged Rise

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Speaker: Chen Jian, Distinguished Global Network Professor of History, New York University and NYU-Shanghai Moderator: Fred Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government https://ash.harvard.edu/event/st-lee-lecture-flawed-giant-zhou-enlai-and-china%E2%80%99s-prolonged-rise

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