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 […]

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.