Liberalism, Globalization, Populism and Nationalism in the World Today

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

Across the world there has been a growing reaction against liberalism and globalization paired with a rise in populism and nationalism. This specially adjourned panel, organized and moderated by Professor Peter Bol, examines these trends in a global perspective, with Harvard University experts in the histories of China and East Asia, the UK and Europe, the […]

Introducing the Chinese Text Project

The Chinese Text Project ( is an online open-access digital library that makes pre-modern Chinese texts available to readers and researchers all around the world. Founder Donald Sturgeon introduces the database.

Harvard-Yenching Insitute Annual Roundtable Discussion: Asian Studies in Asia

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

Panelists: Hirano Kenichiro (Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University and of Waseda University, Executive Director of Toyo Bunko (education and employment)) Park Hyungji (Professor of English Literature, Yonsei University) Wang Hui (Professor of Literature and History, Tsinghua University; Coordinate Research Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute and Visiting Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Spring 2017), Harvard University)) […]

Berggruen Workshop: Perspectives on Chinese Thought in the World

Safra Center for Ethics 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 520N, Cambridge, MA, United States

This workshop celebrates the partnership between the Berggruen Institute and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, thereby also taking advantage of the presence of the first group of Berggruen Fellows at Harvard. The topic of the workshop, also related to a major concern of the Berggruen Institute, is “Perspectives on Chinese Thought in the […]

East Asian Media Studies Conference

CGIS South CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, United States

The East Asian Media Studies Conference will present a snapshot of a young and still-forming field of inquiry. It will provide a space for discussing the question of field formation and the interventions that such work allows for. In this respect, the conference is associated with the asia-theory-visuality conference held in Princeton in November 2015. […]

Tyler Harlan – Small Hydropower and the Low-Carbon Frontier in China

Pierce Hall 100F 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA, United States

Speaker: Tyler Harlan, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles Since the 1950s, the Chinese government has used small hydropower (SHP) to drive rural electrification and local economic development in the remote, resource-rich west of the country. More recently, however, this same technology has been re-framed as a renewable energy that generates electricity […]

Mediating Religion: Text and Object in Chinese Religion

CGIS South Room S354 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, United States

9:30 AM     Workshop Opens 9:45-10:45     Playing with Corpses: Assembling Bodies for the Dead in Southwest China Speaker: Erik Mueggler, University of Michigan This paper describes the ritualization of death in a “minority” community in Yunnan Province, China, called Júzò in the local Tibeto-Burman language. Here, people are heir to an extraordinary range of resources […]

The Rise of New Religions in Asia

Speakers:  Helen Hardacre, Harvard University Adam Lyons, Harvard University Frank Korom, Boston University Amanda Lucia, University of California Riverside Robert Hefner, Boston University Juliane Schober, Arizona State University Gareth Fisher, Syracuse University Chien-yu Julia Huang, City Colleges of Chicago Wei-ping Lin, National Taiwan University More Info:

Reconsidering Chinese Literature in the World: An International Symposium in Honor of Stephen Owen

In honor of Harvard University Professor Stephen Owen’s retirement from teaching, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University will convene an international symposium on Chinese and comparative literatures on April 26 and 27, 2018, at Harvard University. Papers will […]