Events

Urban China Series featuring Chen Jinsong

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Chen Jinsong, Shenzhen Worldunion Group (世联行) This event series is made possible by the generous support of the MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab, the School of Community and Regional Planning […]

Li Chunyuan – Contextualizing the Numbers: grain prices in Yuan 元 dynasty China, 1250-1350

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

Speaker: Li Chunyuan, Associate Professor, Department of History, Xiamen University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23 Chair/Discussant: David Yang, Associate Professor of Economics, Harvard University Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar Talk Masks are required for all in-person audience members. Seating is limited. Venue

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Austin Strange – China’s Overseas Infrastructure: Bumps Along the Road to Global Influence?

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

Speaker: Austin Strange, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong Infrastructure is at the heart of China’s growing, controversial presence in global […]

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Workshop featuring Joseph Torigian – Succession Politics and the Xi Family in the 1980s: The “Three Types of People,” “Princelings,” and Center-Provincial Relations in Hebei and Fujian

CGIS South, Room S050 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Speaker: Joseph Torigian, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University After the Cultural Revolution, a three-fold succession crisis loomed for the People’s Republic of China. First, at the very top, old party cadres dominated and were reluctant to relinquish their positions – especially after spending so much time with no power whatsoever during the […]

Dean’s Symposium on Social Science Innovation – China in Focus: New Social Science Approaches

Presented via Zoom

Host: Lawrence Bobo, Dean of Social Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard UniversityModerator: Mark Elliot, Vice Provost for International Affairs; Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Harvard UniversityPanelists:Ya-Wen Lei, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard UniversityVictor Seow, Assistant Professor, History of Science, Harvard UniversityYuhua Wang, Professor of Government, Harvard UniversityDavid Yang, […]

“Friends with No Limits?” The Future of China-Russia Relations

Hall A, Science Center 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Read our blog post on the event: Friends with “No Limits”? A Year into War in Ukraine, History Still Constrains Sino-Russian Relations Speakers:Andrew S. Erickson, Professor of Strategy and Research Director, […]

Contesting Territory, Asserting Sovereignty beyond China’s Borders

Presented via Zoom

Speakers:Darshana M. Baruah, Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceAndrew Chubb, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and International Relations, Lancaster UniversityIsaac B. Kardon, Senior Fellow for China Studies, […]

The Stories We Tell: The Politics of History in China and the United States

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

Read our blog post on the event: The Stories We Tell: Can the U.S. and China Reset their Conflicting Narratives? Speakers:Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History […]