Events

Perspectives on Academic Freedom

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

Speakers:Sugata Bose, Harvard UniversityWilliam Kirby, Harvard University Jayati Ghosh, University of Massachusetts, AmherstZeynep Kadirbeyoglu, Brandeis UniversitySidney Chalhoub, Harvard UniversityJoan Scott, Institute for Advanced Study, PrincetonDurba Mitra, Harvard UniversityBeshara Doumani, Brown […]

A Cosmos of Vital Feeling: Qing (Affect) and Qi (Breath, Atmosphere) as Critical Traditions in the Chinese Humanities, An International Conference情氣天下:重估抒情傳統與氣化論 國際研討會

Plimpton Room (133), Barker Center 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA, United States

Speakers:David Der-wei Wang 王德威 (Harvard University)Peter K. Bol 包弼德 (Harvard University)Wai-yee Li 李惠儀 (Harvard University)Thomas P. Kelly (Harvard University)Joo-hyeon Oh 吳周炫 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)Yang Rur-bin 楊儒賓 (National Tsing […]

Film Screening: Yi Yi (A One and a Two …)

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

Edward Yang’s cinematic swan song, released at the turn of the millennium, is a moving tapestry that weaves together the dissolution and reconstitution of the fragile subjectivities in an increasingly […]

Film Screening: A Brighter Summer Day (Guling jie shaonian sharen shijian)

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

Similar to Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s A City of Sadness (1989), A Brighter Summer Day also traces the experiences of a large family during a critical historical epoch in Taiwan. Set in the early 1960s, against the backdrop […]

Film Screening: In Our Time (Guang yin de gu shi)

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

The omnibus film In Our Time initiated radical innovations in terms of aesthetic styles, industry practices and commonly depicted themes, thereby revolutionizing the filmmaking industry in Taiwan and inaugurating the movement of […]

Liu Weimo – Ancient Greek and Chinese Cosmologies Compared

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

Speaker: Liu Weimo, Associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2023-24Chair/Discussant: Shigehisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard University More information: https://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/ancient-greek-and-chinese-cosmologies-compared/ Venue

Shih-Diing Liu – The Political Life of Affective Spaces

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

Speaker: Shih-Diing Liu, Professor, Department of Communication, University of MacauChair/Discussant: Elizabeth J. Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor Of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute China is saturated with complex emotions. Although emotions are constitutive in Chinese public culture, their implications are poorly understood. In this presentation, I aim to illuminate how and why emotions and affect […]

Visiting Scholar Lecture featuring Po-Chang (Paul) Huang – Sleepwalking into a China-Taiwan War? The Underreported Crisis over Kinmen and the Danger it Entails

CGIS South Room S354 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Speaker: Po-Chang (Paul) Huang, Fairbank Center Visiting Scholar; Research Fellow, Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation Discussant: Steven Goldstein, Director, Taiwan Studies Workshop, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies On February 14, 2024, a tiny Chinese fishing raft collided with a Taiwan Coast boat near the waters of Kinmen, a Taiwan-controlled island just miles off China's Fujian coast. […]