Events

2024 Harvard Visual China Graduate Symposium – Time and Temporality in Chinese Art & Culture

Sackler Building Auditorium 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, United States

How do humans and objects exist in relation to time and experience time? We often turn to space and spatial models as the dominant approach to analyzing visual materials, yet time could also serve as a way of organizing visual and perceptual experiences. In the case of Chinese art, time and temporality had particular salience […]

International Relations Conference

Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Speakers:Juan José Escobar Stemmann, Former Spanish Ambassador to IraqMitchell Presnick, Founder of Super 8 Hotels China, Investor and BusinessmanGeorge Krol, Former U.S. Ambassador to KazakhstanAlexandra Vacroux, Director, Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian StudiesBruce Schneier, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of GovernmentDavie Pernal, Recruiter, U.S. Department of StateThis conference brings together students across the […]

Film Screening: Mahjong (Ma jiang)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Mahjong is a game for four players, and the one who first collects winning sets of tiles wins. But the real game lies not in these rectangular pieces per se, but in deliberating what one already has and could afford to discard or how to acquire from others what one desires but does not yet […]

Film Screening: Taipei Story (Qing mei zhu ma)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Lung (Hou Hsiao-Hsien), an ex-Little League baseball player, runs a fabric store in Dihua Street, a traditional commercial center in the west of Taipei. His long-term girlfriend, Ah-Chin (Tsai Chin), in contrast, works an assistant to the manager at an architecture firm in the newly developed East District. The film centers on the increasing estrangement […]

Film Screening: The Terrorizers (Kong bu fen zi)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Characterized as “Yang’s most difficult, intellectually provocative, and structurally challenging film” (John Anderson), Edward Yang’s third feature-length film is a puzzle with immense reverberatory power. The Terrorizers depicts the intertwining of love and death among three different couples: a young photographer and his literary girlfriend; a middle-class and middle-aged married couple whose mutual estrangement grows to the […]

Film Screening: In Our Time (Guang yin de gu shi)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

The omnibus film In Our Time initiated radical innovations in terms of aesthetic styles, industry practices and commonly depicted themes, thereby revolutionizing the filmmaking industry in Taiwan and inaugurating the movement of Taiwan New Cinema. The four segments are shot by four young emerging directors and each film—set in different decades from the 1950s to the 1980s—represents […]

Perspectives on Academic Freedom

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

Speakers:Sugata Bose, Harvard UniversityWilliam Kirby, Harvard University Jayati Ghosh, University of Massachusetts, AmherstZeynep Kadirbeyoglu, Brandeis UniversitySidney Chalhoub, Harvard UniversityJoan Scott, Institute for Advanced Study, PrincetonDurba Mitra, Harvard UniversityBeshara Doumani, Brown […]

Film Screening: Yi Yi (A One and a Two …)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Edward Yang’s cinematic swan song, released at the turn of the millennium, is a moving tapestry that weaves together the dissolution and reconstitution of the fragile subjectivities in an increasingly […]

Film Screening: A Brighter Summer Day (Guling jie shaonian sharen shijian)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Similar to Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s A City of Sadness (1989), A Brighter Summer Day also traces the experiences of a large family during a critical historical epoch in Taiwan. Set in the early 1960s, against the backdrop […]

Film Screening: In Our Time (Guang yin de gu shi)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

The omnibus film In Our Time initiated radical innovations in terms of aesthetic styles, industry practices and commonly depicted themes, thereby revolutionizing the filmmaking industry in Taiwan and inaugurating the movement of […]