Events

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 …

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

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, University of Oxford Lina Benabdallah, Assistant Professor, Politics and International Affairs Department, Wake Forest University Moderator: Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Ellen Gurney Professor of History and Professor …

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

Panel Discussion: Overcoming Challenges in the Research Environment in China

Read the summary of the event here. Panelists:Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard-Yenching InstituteDenise Ho, Assistant Professor of 20th Century Chinese History, Yale UniversityRobert Weller, Professor of Anthropology, Boston UniversityYuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan Moderator: Michael Szonyi, Frank Wen-Hsiung …

Panel Discussion: Overcoming Challenges in the Research Environment in China

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 …

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

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 …

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

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.