David Cheng Chang – Escaping From the Communists and Then From the Anti-Communists: A Prisoner’s Odyssey From Southwest China to Korea, India, and Argentina

Speaker: David Cheng Chang, Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; HYI-Radcliffe Institute Fellow, 2021-22 Chair/discussant: Arunabh Ghosh,  Associate Professor of History, Harvard University By the end of the Korean War, only 88 out of more than 150,000 Chinese and North Korean prisoners of war (POWs) refused to return to either side of […]

Panel Discussion – The Future of Africa-China Engagement/Relations

Speakers: Maria Adele Carrai, Assistant Professor of Global China Studies, NYU Shanghai; Associate, Harvard University Asia Center Folashadé Soulé, Senior Research Associate, Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, […]

Symposium – Social Technology for Eldercare in China and Global Aging

Panelists:Ann Forsyth, Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of DesignFawwaz Habbal, Executive Dean for Education and Research, Harvard John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied SciencesEric Krakauer, Associate Professor, Harvard […]

Uyghur Culture Fest and Call to Action

Barker Center, Thompson Room 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Human Rights Working Group is hosting a Uyghur culture fest and call to action together with members of Boston’s Uyghur community on Monday, December 6 from 6:00-7:15 pm, […]

Art Study Center Seminar at Home, with Hong Chun Zhang

Speakers: Hong Chun Zhang, Artist Jerrica Li, Harvard College Class of ’22, founder, The Wave magazine, Harvard University Sarah Laursen, Alan J. Dworsky Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Division of […]

Harvard Film Archive Film Screening – Tabooed Initiation: Two Early Films by Mou Tun-Fei

I Didn't Dare Tell You / Bugan gen ni jiang, 78 minutes, Taiwan, 1969. Mandarin with English subtitles. The End of the Track / Pao Dao Zhongdian, 90 minutes, Taiwan, 1970. Mandarin with English subtitles. Recently discovered by the Taiwan Film & Audiovisual Institute, I Didn’t Dare Tell You and The End of the Track debuted at the […]

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 […]

Victoria Chen – Coastal Formosan, Nuclear Austronesian, and beyond: How do Formosan languages Inform Theories of Austronesian Expansion?

Presented via Zoom

The Indigenous languages of Taiwan feature two patterns of morphological discrepancy. First, only some possess a symmetrical morphological paradigm associated with a phenomenon known as ‘noun-verb homophony'. Second, only a handful of the languages allow the Proto-Austronesian stative affix ma- to be used in a transitive clause. This talk addresses how these two foci of variation inform our understanding of the Austronesian diaspora and further explains how new comparative data on these phenomena offers a simpler answer to two ongoing debates in the field.