Events

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 development. In addition to economic considerations, infrastructure projects are important cogs in China’s pursuit of international influence. But do overseas infrastructure projects actually serve as […]

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 […]

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, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceModerators:Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow; Director, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian StudiesJames Evans, Ph.D. Candidate in History, […]

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 […]

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Zak Dychtwald – What Do China’s Youth Want?

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

Speaker: Zak Dychtwald, Founder and CEO, Young China Group There is enormous discussion of China’s hundreds of millions of young people.  Consumer, competitor, collaborator, and most recently political participant – this young generation will define China’s role on the world stage in the decades to come.  They have grown up with enormous economic progress, relatively […]

Texas: From Carbon Emitter to Green Hydrogen Exporter – A Promising Sustainable Future

Pierce Hall 100F 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA, United States

Speaker: Haiyang Lin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment Texas, as the largest oil and natural gas producer in the United States, faces significant challenges in the global move towards decarbonization. As a potential solution, this study examines the feasibility of investing in green hydrogen, a promising alternative to oil and gas […]

Journey of an Exile Tibetan Leader: From Harvard to Dharamsala

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

Speaker: Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Former Sikyong (President), Central Tibetan Administration; Senior Visiting Fellow, East Asian Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School Harvard University Asia Center's 17th Tsai Lecture, sponsored by the Tsai Lecture Fund at the Harvard University Asia Center, co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University and Lakshmi Mittal and Family South […]