Modern China Lecture Series featuring Fa-Ti Fan – Disaster Governance and Political Participation in China: From the Mao Era to the Present

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

Speaker: Fa-Ti Fan, Professor of History, Binghamton University, State University of New York This talk discusses the modes of disaster governance and crisis management in China from the early Mao to the post-Covid era. We will start with the 1960s-70s when China was going through severe political crises, natural disasters, and geopolitical challenges. We will […]

Elizabeth Perry – Public Health, National Strength and Regime Legitimacy: China’s Patriotic Health Campaign

Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University 121 Bay State Rd, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Speaker: Elizabeth J. Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute This talk focuses on China's longest-lived mass movement: the Patriotic Health Campaign(PHC). Introduced by Mao Zedong in 1952 during the Korean War, the PHC continues even today, having recently played a role in Xi Jinping's Zero-Covid effort. The talk will question […]

Critical Issues Confronting China featuring Wang Hui – China as a Multi-Ethnic Society: From Empire to Nation State

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

Speaker: Wang Hui, Changjiang Scholar Professor, Department of Chinese Literature and the Department of History, Tsinghua University; Director, Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Moderator/Discussant: Peter K. Bol, Charles H Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard Univsersity Wang Hui‘s research interests includes Chinese intellectual history, Chinese literature, […]

Echoes of the Past, Visions for the Future: The Power of Ideas to Navigate the China- West Divides

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

Speakers:Tiziana Lippiello, Ca’ FoscariMichael Puett, Harvard UniversityAnna Irene Baka, Harvard University; Ca’ FoscariBryan Van Norden, Vassar CollegeTao Jiang, Rutgers UniversityHsinning Liu, Academia SinicaWen Yu, Boston CollegeBenjamin Gallant, Harvard UniversityKaren Turner, Harvard University; College of the Holy CrossFranklin Perkins University of Hawai’iDimitra Amarantidou, University of MacauLisa Raphals, University of California, RiversideWang Hui, Tsinghua UniversityPeter Bol, Harvard […]

Ma Ran – Un/bounding the Great Wall: Sino-Japanese Documentary Media Connections in the Long 1980s

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

Speaker: Ma Ran, Associate Professor, Cultural Studies and Screen Studies, Nagoya University, Japan; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2023-24 Chair: Jie Li, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University Spanning the late 1970s and early 1990s, a series of coproduced documentaries featuring Japanese entities in consistent partnership with China Central Television (CCTV), have emerged. Emblematic […]

Julie Tian Miao – State Inc. And Asian Diasporas in Knowledge Spaces

CGIS South, Room S153 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Speaker: Julie Tian Miao, Associate Professor in Property and Economic Development, University of Melbourne; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Asia Center  Moderator: Anthony J. Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; Director, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, Harvard Kennedy School Drawing insights from three relevant yet largely separated fields of scholarship on diaspora, science policies, and (extra-)territorial development, Professor Julie […]

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Christopher Courtney – Heat and the Urban Environment of Modern China

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

Speaker: Christopher Courtney, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History, Durham University Throughout history, people living in Chinese cities have often had to contend with extreme heat. Although this is natural feature of the climate, it has been exacerbated by anthropogenic processes, which have transformed cities into urban heat islands. Drawing upon a variety of sources, […]

Big Waves, Great Earthquakes Screening No. 1 – China’s First Environmental Film – Big Tree County, featuring an introduction by Iza Ding

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

Introduction: Iza Ding, Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern UniversityModerator: Sam Maclean, Communications Manager, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies The screening will be followed by a Zoom Q&A with filmmaker Hao Zhiqiang. The Fairbank Center's Big Waves, Great Earthquakes screening series presents its first film, China’s First Environmental Film - Big Tree County (1992). Big Waves, Great […]

Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable – Gender and Populist Nationalism in Asia

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

Panelists:Hyaeweol Choi, C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies, University of IowaIza Ding, Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern UniversityTanika Sarkar, Retired Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Visiting Professor, Ashoka UniversityChizuko Ueno, Professor Emerita, The University of Tokyo, Ph.D in Sociology Chair: Elizabeth J. Perry ,Henry Rosovsky Professor of […]

International Conference on China and the World

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

9:00 AM: Greetings from Co-Directors of the China and the World ProgramAlastair Iain Johnston, Harvard UniversityThomas J. Christensen, Columbia University9:10 AM: Introductory RemarksMark Wu, Director of the Fairbank Center; Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law Break 9:15 AM: Measuring China’s ‘Influence’ in International AffairsAudrye Wong, USCInjoo Sohn, Seoul National UniversityAndrew Chubb, Lancaster UniversityEnze Han, Hong […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring  Zhang Qinghua – From Government to Governance: Evidence from District Border Adjustments in China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Zhang Qinghua, Peking University This talk delves into the impact of within-city administrative border adjustments on individual firm productivity and local economic development. Employing a unique quasi-natural experiment conducted in China since the 1990s, the empirical analysis reveals that district border adjustments have a significant positive effect on the TFP of manufacturing firms in the […]