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

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

Lessons for East Asia from Eastern Europe’s Economic Challenges and Transformation

Presented via Zoom

Speakers:Lajos Bokros, Professor at Central European University and former Minister of Finance of HungaryMarcin Piatkowski, Professor at Kozminski University, author of Europe’s Growth Champion, and former visiting scholar at Harvard’s Center for European StudiesDwight Perkins, Professor Emeritus in the Harvard Economics Department, former Director of the Fairbank Center and the Harvard Institute for International Development Moderated …

Lessons for East Asia from Eastern Europe’s Economic Challenges and Transformation

In Search for a New Architecture for New China— Zhang Kaiji and Chinese Modern Architecture in the 1950s

Presented via Zoom

Topics: Organizer:Harvard CAMLab Academic Convenor:Jeffrey W. CODYFormer Senior Project Specialist, Building & Sites Department, Getty Conservation Institute WU JiangFormer Vice-President of Tongji UniversityAcademician of the French Academy of Architecture Panelist:FAN SizhengTeaching Professor, College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, Bowling Green State University CHENG LizhenAssociate Professor, School of Architecture and Design, Beijing Jiaotong UniversityAuthor of …

In Search for a New Architecture for New China— Zhang Kaiji and Chinese Modern Architecture in the 1950s