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.

Wendy Leutert – The Reform & Global Expansion of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Speaker: Wendy Leutert, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington. Discussant: Meg Rithmire, F. Warren MacFarlan Associate Professor in Business, Government, and International Economy, Harvard Business School. Hosted by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School Presented via Zoom Register at: […]

Jun Jing – Meaningful Dying and End of Life Care in China

Presented via Zoom

Topics: Improving end of life care in China represents one particularly important opportunity to enhance the well-being of the country’s older adult population as they enter their final phase of […]