Wang Junyang – The State’s Handling of Petitioners through the Judiciary since the Abolition of Re-education through labor system in China

Speaker: Wang Junyang, Associate Professor, School of Political Science and Public Administration, Shandong University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2021-22 Chair/discussant: Yuhua Wang, Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar talk Presented via Zoom Register at:

Mengmeng Yang – The Syntax of “NP zhi (之) VP” in Old Chinese

Speaker: Mengmeng Yang, Associate Research Professor, Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2021-22 Chair/discussant: C.-T. James Huang, Professor of Linguistics, Harvard University This talk focuses on the syntax of the “NP zhi VP” (主之谓) structure (eg. 皮之不存,毛将安附?), which is one of the most typical and frequently used structures in Old Chinese. […]

Yang Lichao – Children’s Dimensions of Poverty: Qualitative Studies in Urban China

Speaker: Yang Lichao. Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Management/School of Sociology, Beijing Normal University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2021-22 Chair/discussant: Nicole Newendorp, Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University Poverty is multidimensional but with disagreement as to the most important dimensions. This is especially true of child poverty partly because children are seldom asked systematically to describe […]

Tatsuya Nakanishi – Chinese-Speaking Muslims’ Responses to Islamic Intellectual Trends from West, South and Central Asia during the Nineteenth Century

Speaker: Tatsuya Nakanishi, Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2021-22 Chair/discussant: Ali Asani, Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University HYI Visiting Scholars Talk Presented via Zoom Registration link: More information:

China’s Role in the World: Is China Exporting Authoritarianism?

Speakers: Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin Naima Green-Riley, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University Maria Repnikova, Assistant Professor in Global Communication, Department of Communication, Georgia State University Chair: Alastair Iain Johnston, The Governor James […]

Yuen Yuen Ang – Does Corruption Really Disappear as Countries Grow Richer?

Speaker: Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Discussant: Patrick O. Okigbo, founder of Nextier and M-RCBG senior fellow This webinar is part of M-RCBG's weekly Business & Government Series. Yuen Yuen Ang is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (2016) and China's Gilded Age: The […]

Nirupama Rao – The Fractured Himalaya

Speaker: Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India and Ambassador to the United States and China Chair: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs Part of the Borders in […]