Grey zones: Opium Trade, Migrations, and Empires in Central and Northeast Asia, 1900s-1930s

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

Speaker: Niccolò Pianciola, Associate Professor of History, University of PaduaModerator: Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow; Director, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies By comparing the border area between Turkestan and Xinjiang with the region in the Russian Far East bordering Manchuria, the talk will explore how the cross-border opium economy connected […]

Norifumi Sakai – Between the Canon and the Field: Daoist liturgical manuals in Qing China

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

Speaker: Norifumi Sakai, Associate Professor, Keio University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23Discussant: James Robson, James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar Talk Seating is limited. Masks are required for all in-person audience members. Venue

Urban China Series featuring Tao Ran – The China Model of Growth and Urbanization 

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Tao Ran, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) This talk outlines a holistic analytical framework for China’s current growth and urbanization model, as well as its political and economic background and consequences. Tao Ran argues that China has developed an investment-driven and export-oriented growth and urbanization model since the mid-1990s. Under this model, […]

Gal Gvili and Adhira Mangalagiri – Imagination and Disconnection: New Literary Studies of China-India

CGIS Knafel K262 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Speakers:Gal Gvili, McGill University; Author, Imagining India in Modern China: Literary Decolonization and the Imperial Unconscious, 1895–1962Adhira Mangalagiri, Queen Mary London; Author, States of Discontent: The China-India Literary Relation in the Twentieth CenturyModerator: Karen Thornber, Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard UniversityChair: Arunabh Ghosh, Associate Professor […]

Japan’s Real Estate Crisis and Implications for China

Presented via Zoom

Speakers:Takeo Hoshi, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, University of TokyoPaul Sheard, former Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School and author of The Power of MoneyWei Xiong, Professor of Economics, Princeton University Moderators:Richard Yarrow and Jinlin Li, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School In the 1980s, Japan’s economic growth represented […]

The Shōsōin Imperial Treasury: New Directions in Research

Sackler Building Auditorium 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, United States

The Shōsōin Treasury, located near the Tōdaiji monastery in Nara, Japan, houses over 9000 objects and ancient documents dating to the eighth century or earlier. These diverse objects showcase the […]

Rejuvenating Communism: Youth Organizations and Elite Renewal in Post-Mao China

Wexner W-434 A.B 19 Eliot St, Cambridge, United States

Speaker: Jérôme Doyon, Junior Professor at SciencesPo; author of Rejuvenating Communism: Youth Organizations and Elite Renewal in Post-Mao ChinaRespondent: Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute, […]

Wealth and Politics in Asia: HYI Annual Roundtable

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall Boylston Hall, Cambridge, MA, United States

Panelists:Yuen Yuen Ang, Alfred Chandler Chair of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins UniversityYasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, MIT Sloan School of ManagementDevesh Kapur, Starr Foundation Professor of South […]