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.

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 […]

Film Screenings – The Face of Time: Recent Films by Tsai Ming-Liang

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Rare and valuable is the filmmaker who expands one’s conception of the cinematic art; rarer still is the filmmaker who enlarges one’s notion of the term “director.” Malaysian-born, Taiwan-based auteur […]

$10 – $15

Navigating Asia: Interdisciplinary Conversations in Honor of Ezra Vogel

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010) 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, United States

This conference is organized to honor and celebrate the late Professor Ezra Vogel’s role as the inaugural Director of the Harvard Asia Center and his commitment to transnational scholarship.  Day […]