Events

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.

Roselyn Hsueh – Micro-Institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia

Speaker: Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University Hsueh will discuss how her book’s Strategic Value Framework shows that the perceived strategic value orientation of state elites rooted …

Roselyn Hsueh – Micro-Institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia