Events

60th Anniversary Symposium

CGIS South CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Join us for a two-day academic symposium celebrating sixty years of the Fairbank Center's world-leading research on China.

Sinophone Studies: New Directions

CGIS South CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Listen again: “Sinophone” is arguably one of the most provocative concepts of world literary studies since the turn of the new millennium. In 2007, we held the Yale-Harvard joint international conference “Globalizing Modern Chinese Literature: Sinophone and Diasporic Writings,” examining an array of issues ranging from diaspora to multicultural articulations. Since then, waves of scholarship …

Sinophone Studies: New Directions

China Humanities Seminar: Perceptions of China’s Sexual Economy

CGIS Knafel K262 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Harriet Zurndorfer Abstract: This lecture focuses on men and women engaged in China’s sexual economy, which is dominated by the exchange between wealthy and politically influential men and unmarried young women who trade their femininity and sexuality for material wealth and financial security from these men. Drawing on analyses of the popular 2009 television …

China Humanities Seminar: Perceptions of China’s Sexual Economy

Living on the Edge: Korean Brothels in Colonial Taiwan

Speaker: Jin Jungwon, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar Chair/Discussant: Elizabeth Remick, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Tufts University Harvard-Yenching Institute lunch talk, co-sponsored with the Korea Institute Despite its wide practice, the sex trade and sex industry in Taiwan and Korea had never been put under governmental control before …

Living on the Edge: Korean Brothels in Colonial Taiwan

Gender Studies Workshop: Gender and Friendship in China

CGIS South Room S354 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

12:45-1 p.m.   Welcoming remarks First Panel Moderator:     Wai-yee Li, Harvard University 1-1:30p.m.      Zhou Yiqun, Stanford University: “Hermits and Their Wives in Early Chinese Texts” 1:30-2p.m.      Hu Ying, University of California Irvine: “Strange Friends: Reconceptualizing Gender and Community” 2-2:30p.m.      Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College: “Intercultural Mutuality: Mary Hannah Fulton (1854-1927) and Zhang Jujun (1879-1964)” 2:30-3p.m.      Discussion 3-3:30p.m.      …

Gender Studies Workshop: Gender and Friendship in China

2019 Gender Studies Workshop: Images, Objects, and Gender in China

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

12:45-1 p.m.    Welcoming remarks First Panel Moderator:     Catherine Vance Yeh 1-1:30p.m.       Jeehee Hong,  “ ‘Gender’ and Affect in Song Faces” 1:30-2p.m.       Mao Wen-Fang,  “The Object and the Beauty in Painting: the Metaphorical Viewing and Lyrical Interpretations of Portrait Texts in the Modes of ‘San hao三好’ (three good things) and ‘Lang yu li郎與麗’ (gentleman …

2019 Gender Studies Workshop: Images, Objects, and Gender in China

*** POSTPONED *** Gender Studies Workshop: Gender and Performance

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED Participants: Xu, Peng, Swarthmore College Megan Ammirati, University of California Davis Emily Wilcox, University of Michigan Eileen Cheng-yin Chow,  Duke University Catherine Yeh, Boston University Matthew Sommer, Stanford University David Wang,  Harvard University Claire Conceison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ted Hui, Harvard University Commentator: Wai-Yee Li, Harvard University

Gender Studies Workshop – Acting the Part: Gender and Performance Onstage

Presented via Zoom WebinarRegistration RequiredRegister at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LZDsfUQ1Rwm2YW8IYxGS-A Gender as a form of performance is nowhere more clearly articulated than on the theater stage (and in opera-based films). On stage, the male and female characters are enacted by artistic mimesis based on a set of assumptions about what constitutes maleness and the femaleness. Theater is also …

Gender Studies Workshop – Acting the Part: Gender and Performance Onstage

Fairbank Center Panel Discussion – Transnational Aging in the Chinese Diaspora

  https://youtu.be/6RwE94ZhjFo https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/transnational-aging-in-the-chinese-diaspora Panel Participants:Sara L. Friedman, Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Indiana UniversityRussell King, Professor of Geography, University of SussexSarah Lamb, Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis UniversityAndrea Louie, Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State UniversityNicole Newendorp, Associate Director and Lecturer, Social Studies, Harvard UniversityKen Chih-Yan Sun, Assistant …

Fairbank Center Panel Discussion – Transnational Aging in the Chinese Diaspora

Gender Studies Workshop: Gender, Family, and Law

Presented via Zoom

Speakers:Bettine Birge, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern CaliforniaYing Zhang, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Chinese Studies, The Ohio State UniversityMara Yue Du, Assistant Professor and Himan Brown Faculty Fellow, Cornell UniveristyXiaoping Cong, Professor of History, University of HoustonModerator:Michael Szonyi, Frank Wen-Hsiung Wu Memorial Professor of Chinese History …

Gender Studies Workshop: Gender, Family, and Law