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Welcome to our New Affiliates

Welcome new affiliates October 2018

Welcome to our new affiliates for the 2018-2019 academic year! This year we are pleased to welcome four Postdoctoral Fellowsfourteen Visiting Scholarsten Graduate Student Associates, and nine new Associates in Research to our community of China scholars.


2018 Social Science Research Council InterAsia Program Recipients:
Congratulations to the InterAsia Program of the Social Science Research Council’s 2018 cohort of Transregional Research Junior Scholars. This year’s cohort includes three Fairbank Center affiliates:
  • Arunabh Ghosh (Assistant Professor of History), researching Trans-Himalayan Science in Mid-Twentieth-Century China and India.
  • Sakura Christmas (Assistant Professor, History Department and Asian Studies Program, Bowdoin College; Fairbank Center Alumna), researching Asian nomadic borderlands.
  • Miya Qiong Xie (Assistant Professor of Chinese, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College; Fairbank Center Alumna), researching Manchurian literature.


Publications October 2018

Announcing two new publications from the Harvard University Asia Center Publications Program:
Shen Gua’s Empiricism
Ya Zuo presents the first book-length study of Shen Gua (1031–1095) in English.

In the Wake of the Mongols: The Making of a New Social Order in North China, 1200–1600
Jinping Wang’s monograph explores the aftermath of the Mongol conquest of North China.


From our Podcast

Catch up with recordings of events that you may have missed:

  • Stephen Owen, James Bryant Conant University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University, presents the Fairbank Center’s 2018 Annual Reischauer Lectures
  1. Part 1: Flavors of Truth and Claims of Authority
    Discussant: Michael Puett
  2. Part 2: How can one say the Unprecedented in Pre-Modern East Asia: Su Dongpo and Ink Bamboo
    Discussant: Stephen H. West

Adrian Zenz, Lecturer in social research methods, European School of Culture & Theology, speaks about his research on China’s political re-education campaign in Xinjiang. Moderated by Mark Elliott, Vice Provost of International Affairs at Harvard University.

Fabio Lanza, Ellen Schrecker, Andrew Gordon, Joseph Esherick, Sugata Bose, Lien-Hang Nguyen, and Bruce Cumings discuss Fabio Lanza’s new book on student activism in the Global Sixites. Moderated by Karen Thornber, Harvard University Asia Center, organized by Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University

This panel discussion examines the role of politically-strong male leaders in authoritarian countries in a comparative context. Panelists: Elsa Clavé, Ayşe Kadıoğlu, Joseph Fewsmith, and Valerie Sperling, moderated by Thomas Vallely.


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From our Blog

xinjiang landscape

Uyghur Poetry in Translation: Perhat Tursun’s “Elegy”: Joshua L. Freeman, Ph.D. Candidate in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies at Harvard University, introduces and presents a translation of Uyghur poet Perhat Tursun’s “Elegy.”

Recognizing Taiwan’s Sovereignty? The U.S. Response to China’s Diplomatic Pressure: Steven Goldstein, Fairbank Center Associate, examines Taiwan’s reaction to increasing diplomatic pressure from Beijing, and the United States’ response to the decline in states who recognize the Republic of China’s sovereignty.

In the Media

Xinjiang Uyghurs

China finally admits it is building a new archipelago of concentration camps. Will the world respond?: The Washington Post Editorial Board discusses our recent event on Xinjiang with Adrian Zenz, moderated by Mark C. Elliott.

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