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Zhang Changdong – Taxation and State Building Contradiction: Grassroots State Reconfiguration under Tax State Transition in Rural China

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

Speaker: Zhang Changdong, Peking University; HYI Visiting Scholar 2022-23Chair/discussant: Elizabeth J. Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University; Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. Taxation is regarded as an important dynamic in state building, and plays a crucial role in driving the process of bureaucratization. However, this process could be contradictory under certain circumstances. Through …

Zhang Changdong – Taxation and State Building Contradiction: Grassroots State Reconfiguration under Tax State Transition in Rural China

Navigating Asia: Interdisciplinary Conversations in Honor of Ezra Vogel

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

This conference is organized to honor and celebrate the late Professor Ezra Vogel’s role as the inaugural Director of the Harvard Asia Center and his commitment to transnational scholarship.  Day 1: Friday, October 14, 2022 4:00-5:00pm Welcome:James Robson (Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard Asia Center; James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor, Department of East Asian Languages …

Navigating Asia: Interdisciplinary Conversations in Honor of Ezra Vogel

The United States Indo-Pacific Strategy: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State Daniel J. Kritenbrink

Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Please join the Asia-Pacific Initiative and Future of Diplomacy Project for a conversation with Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The Assistant Secretary will deliver remarks on the Biden Administration's Indo-Pacific Strategy, followed by a …

The United States Indo-Pacific Strategy: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State Daniel J. Kritenbrink

Debt and Financial Risk from China’s Real Estate Sector: Michael Pettis and Hui Shan

Presented via Zoom

Speakers:Michael Pettis, Professor of Finance, Peking UniversityHui Shan, Managing Director and Chief China Economist, Goldman Sachs Concluding Remarks:William Overholt, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School Moderators:Richard Yarrow and Jinlin Li, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School Real estate has had a vast influence on China's economy. In particular, real …

Debt and Financial Risk from China’s Real Estate Sector: Michael Pettis and Hui Shan

LGBTQ Rights Advocacy in China: Status and Challenges

Wasserstein Hall 1019 Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Speakers:Yanhui Peng, Former Director, LGBT Rights Advocacy ChinaZhijun Hu, Founder, China’s Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)Wei Wei, Professor of Sociology, East China Normal University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute If 5% of the population are members of the LGBTQ community, China’s LGBTQ population reaches at least 70 million. Over the past two …

LGBTQ Rights Advocacy in China: Status and Challenges

Eva Nga Shan Ng – Trials Heard by a Foreign Ear: A Study of Chinese Jurors’ Comprehension of English Trials in Hong Kong

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

Speaker: Eva Nga Shan Ng, Assistant Professor, Translation Programme, School of Chinese, the University of Hong Kong; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23Chair/discussant: Nicholas Harkness, Modern Korean Economy and Society Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University Studies in jury comprehension have hitherto mainly explored Anglo-American courts and focused on examining English-speaking jurors’ ability to understand legal discourse, particularly …

Eva Nga Shan Ng – Trials Heard by a Foreign Ear: A Study of Chinese Jurors’ Comprehension of English Trials in Hong Kong

Jane Lim – Faking Origins: Imitating China in Eighteenth-Century English Literature

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

Speaker: Jane Lim | Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Seoul National University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23Chair/discussant: Deidre Shauna Lynch, Harvard College Professor; Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar talk Seating is limited. Masks are required for all audience members. Venue

The Chip War: China, The US, and Europe

Ellwood Democracy Lab - Rubenstein 414AB 79 JFK St., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Speakers:John Haigh, Co-Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy SchoolChris Miller, Associate Professor of International History, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; author of The Chip War. Moderator: Edoardo Campanella​, M-RCBG Senior Fellow This is a hybrid event. Zoom registration: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZxRp90CRRHiaDcFMLJrYWw Venue

Urban China Seminar Series featuring Tingting Lu – Collaborative Neighborhood Governance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Tingting Lu, ​Shanghai Jiao Tong University ​The COVID-19 pandemic is a governance challenge for nations and cities across the world. While early observations have primarily focused on nation-scale government actions, our research shows that neighborhood social capital also plays a key role in Chinese neighborhoods. Drawing from collaborative governance theory, we examine the horizontal and hierarchical …

Urban China Seminar Series featuring Tingting Lu – Collaborative Neighborhood Governance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Trisha Tsui-Chuan Lin – Mitigating COVID Disinfodemic: Health Misinformation, Digital Literacy and Vaccination in Taiwan

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

Speaker: Trisha Tsui-Chuan Lin, Professor, College of Communication, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; Harvard Yenching Visiting Scholar, 2022-23; Fulbright Senior Researcher, Harvard University, 2022-23 Chair/discussant: Winnie Yip, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health During the COVID-19 pandemic, social media algorithms has facilitated the viral spread …

Trisha Tsui-Chuan Lin – Mitigating COVID Disinfodemic: Health Misinformation, Digital Literacy and Vaccination in Taiwan