2024 Charles Neuhauser Memorial Lecture featuring Ambassador Robert Lighthizer — China and the Trade Trap

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

Speaker: Amb. Robert Lighthizer, 18th United States Trade Representative (2017-2021) The American government and public increasingly doubt the benefits of our economic relations with the People's Republic of China. Since 2018, the United States has raised tariffs on Chinese imports, imposed restrictions on the export of high-tech American goods to Chinese firms, and limited Chinese […]

Critical Issues Confronting China featuring Ji Li – How Rising Geopolitical Tensions are Impacting Chinese Firms Overseas

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

Speaker: Ji Li, John & Marilyn Long Professor of US-China Business and Law, University of California - Irvine Rising geopolitical tensions have significantly amplified the risk of international trade and investment for Chinese firms. How do they cope with it? What is the role of law? How do their coping strategies implicate US-China relations? These […]

Mingwei Song – Fear of Seeing: A Poetics of Chinese Science Fiction

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Mingwei Song, Wellesley College Special Guests:Mu Ming, Science Fiction WriterYan Feng, Fudan University Cohosts:David Der-wei Wang, Harvard UniversityJie Li, Harvard Univeristy Presented via Zoom. Register: Venue

The China Challenge and America’s Future

JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA, United States

Join us for a special conversation with Mike Gallagher and Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party. This conversation will be moderated by former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government Graham Allison, and Director of the Belfer Center […]

Jiajun Zou – Is Examination Success the Result of Geographical Luck? New Ming Provincial Examination Dataset and Its Macro Social and Historical Implications

CGIS South Room S250 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Speaker: Jiajun Zou, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Emory University Jiajun Zou introduces a fresh perspective to Ming dynasty studies with his pioneering dataset of 92,000 juren profiles. In his presentation, Zou will share his journey in assembling this comprehensive dataset, utilizing a mix of CBDB resources, computational techniques, and prompt engineering via ChatGPT. He will […]

Critical Issues Confronting China featuring Meg Rithmire – Can the Chinese Financial System be Effective?

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

Speaker: Meg Rithmire, F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business SchoolModerator: Daniel Koss, Associate Senior Lecturer on East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University The last 25 years have been turbulent ones for the PRC’s financial system. Efforts at liberalization in the early 2000s accelerated early in Xi Jinping’s tenure, only to […]

Harvard East Asia Society Conference 2024 – Knots: Complex Legacies and Imagined Futures of East Asia

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

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Graduate Student Conference is an annual event which provides an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on topics related to Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and to renowned scholars in relevant fields. All panels […]

Transport and Communication in Late Imperial China: Routes and Costs

CGIS South, Room S001 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Speaker: Ruoran Cheng, Ph.D. candidate at the London School of Economics. Ruoran Cheng will introduce his work on transport routes and costs in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Using techniques from geographic information science and data from historical route books, he has proposed a more accurate and comprehensive account of transport routes. Based on this […]

Special Presentation – China-Russia Relations Two Years into Putin’s Ukraine War: How Strong, For How Long? 

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

Speakers:Andrew S. Erickson, Professor of Strategy, U.S. Naval War College (NWC) China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI); Visiting Professor, Government Department, Harvard University; Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese StudiesJulia Famularo, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese StudiesVitaly Kozyrev, Distinguished Professor of Political Science & International Studies, Endicott CollegeAlexandra Vacroux, Executive Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Shaun SK Teo – Two Experiments in Theorizing (with) Urban China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Shaun SK Teo, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore Is Chinese urbanization unique? What can we learn from Chinese urbanization? How might cases in urban China be integrated into global discussions on urban governance and transformation? This talk addresses these burning questions. Chinese urbanization presents rich cases for an engaged pluralism […]