Events

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Jessica Chen Weiss – How to Avert a Crisis Over Taiwan and Stabilize US-China Tensions

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

Speaker: Jessica Chen Weiss, Michael J. Zak Professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies, Cornell University Jessica Chen Weiss is the Michael J. Zak Professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies in the Department of Government at Cornell University. From August 2021 to July 2022, she served as senior advisor to the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at …

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Jessica Chen Weiss – How to Avert a Crisis Over Taiwan and Stabilize US-China Tensions

Taiwan Studies Workshop – Taiwan Elections 2022: The Analysts’ Perspective

Presented via Zoom

On November 26, Taiwan will be holding elections for nine local jurisdictions ranging from mayors of special municipalities such as Taipei to county magistrates down to the village chiefs. As the 2024 Presidential election approaches, this so-called “Nine in One Election” will be carefully watched for clues to the relative strength of Taiwan’s parties. On …

Taiwan Studies Workshop – Taiwan Elections 2022: The Analysts’ Perspective

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Benno Weiner – This Absolutely is not a Hui Rebellion! The Ethnopolitics of Great Nationality Chauvinism in Early-Maoist China

CGIS South Room S354 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Benno Weiner, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon UniversityThrough much of the 1950s, the Chinese Communist Party considered disunity between ethnocultural groups (minzu)primarilyto be a product of “great nationality chauvinism,” which refered to exploitation committed in the past by the Han majority against “minority nationalities.” In parts of China’s Northwest, however, the Party identified Hui Muslim …

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Benno Weiner – This Absolutely is not a Hui Rebellion! The Ethnopolitics of Great Nationality Chauvinism in Early-Maoist China

Coexistence 2.0: U.S.-China Relations in a Changing World

Milstein West, Wasserstein Hall 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

U.S.-China relations are increasingly tense. But both countries need to forge a path that allows for cooperation and competition—Coexistence 2.0. Join us as top experts discuss the way forward. The U.S.-China relationship is the most important in the world, with decisions affecting the world’s chances for global peace, prosperity, and sustainability. Each country has its …

Coexistence 2.0: U.S.-China Relations in a Changing World

Eva Nga Shan Ng – Trials Heard by a Foreign Ear: A Study of Chinese Jurors’ Comprehension of English Trials in Hong Kong

Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave. 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Speaker: Eva Nga Shan Ng, Assistant Professor, Translation Programme, School of Chinese, the University of Hong Kong; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23Chair/discussant: Nicholas Harkness, Modern Korean Economy and Society Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University Studies in jury comprehension have hitherto mainly explored Anglo-American courts and focused on examining English-speaking jurors’ ability to understand legal discourse, particularly …

Eva Nga Shan Ng – Trials Heard by a Foreign Ear: A Study of Chinese Jurors’ Comprehension of English Trials in Hong Kong

Performing the Ecological Fix Under State Entrepreneurialism in China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Fangzhu Zhang, ​University College London ​This talk examines the recent green turn in China by investigating a large-scale urban greenway project—'Greenways of Paradise’ in Chengdu. Using the perspective of the socio-ecological fix, we demonstrate that the local state has seized the opportunity provided by the central state’s ‘ecological civilisation’ to carry out green infrastructure development …

Performing the Ecological Fix Under State Entrepreneurialism in China

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Linh Vu – The Politics of Martyr Commemoration in Modern China and Contemporary Taiwan

CGIS Knafel K262 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Linh Vu, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University This talk focuses on (1) the politics of martyr commemoration in Republican China (1911–1949) and (2) the governance of the posthumous identities of the Nationalist Chinese dead in contemporary Taiwan. The Chinese Republic laid the foundation for the modern nation-state through the governance of these millions of war dead. …

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Linh Vu – The Politics of Martyr Commemoration in Modern China and Contemporary Taiwan

Jane Lim – Faking Origins: Imitating China in Eighteenth-Century English Literature

Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave. 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Speaker: Jane Lim | Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Seoul National University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23Chair/discussant: Deidre Shauna Lynch, Harvard College Professor; Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar talk Seating is limited. Masks are required for all audience members. Venue

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Jia Qingguo – How China Will Respond to the Renewed Liberal Alliance

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

Speaker: Jia Qingguo, Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University; Payne Distinguished Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford UniversityModerator: Michael Szonyi, Frank Wen-Hsiung Wu Memorial Professor of Chinese History and former Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University Jia Qingguo is professor of the School of International Studies of Peking University. Currently, …

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Jia Qingguo – How China Will Respond to the Renewed Liberal Alliance

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Workshop featuring Junyan Jiang – From Kins to Comrades: Rural Clan Society and the Rise of Communism in China

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

Speaker: Junyan Jiang, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University A key paradox of social revolutions of the 20th century is that despite their radical, modernist claims, success often hinges on effective mobilization of the peasantry, who are typically conservative and inward-looking. This paper studies how traditional networks and cleavages within rural society can be …

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Workshop featuring Junyan Jiang – From Kins to Comrades: Rural Clan Society and the Rise of Communism in China

The Chip War: China, The US, and Europe

Ellwood Democracy Lab - Rubenstein 414AB 79 JFK St., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Speakers:John Haigh, Co-Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy SchoolChris Miller, Associate Professor of International History, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; author of The Chip War. Moderator: Edoardo Campanella​, …

The Chip War: China, The US, and Europe