Past Events

  • Gender and Hybridity: Shanghai Eurasians in the 1920s and 1930s

    Fri Oct 16, 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Room S153 | CGIS South | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge, MA

    falseEmma Teng, T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations; MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Emma Teng teaches courses in Chinese culture, Chinese migration history, Asian American history, East Asian culture, and women’s and gender studies. Professor Teng earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, where she specialized in Chinese studies and Asian American studies. Her first book, Taiwan's Imagined Geography: Chinese Colonial Travel...

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  • The Fundamentals of Growth in China

    Tue Oct 13, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium (S010) | CGIS South Building | 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Nicholas Lardy

    Nicholas R. Lardy is the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He joined the Institute in March 2003 from the Brookings Institution, where he was a senior fellow from 1995 until 2003. Before Brookings, he served at the University of Washington, where he was the director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies from 1991 to 1995. From 1997 through the spring of 2000, he was also the Frederick Frank Adjunct Professor of International Trade and Finance at the Yale...

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  • Frank Dikötter, “Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Greatest Catastrophe, 1958-1962”

    Sun Oct 4, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Location: CGIS South, Room S153 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    Frank Dikötter, Hong Kong University, Harvard Asia Center Visiting Scholar

    Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. So opens Frank Dikötter′s chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented because access to Communist Party archives has long been restricted. A new archive law has opened up thousands of central and provincial documents that "fundamentally change the way one can study the Maoist era." Professor Dikötter makes clear that the Great Leap Forward resulted in not only "one of the most deadly mass...

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  • Reproducing a Bodhisattva: Women's Artistic Devotion in Late Imperial China

    Thu Oct 1, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Common Room | Harvard Divinity School | 42 Francis Avenue | Cambridge, MA

    Speaker: Yuhang Li, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and East Asian Religions, Harvard Divinity School

    Lunch will be provided. This talk is organized by the Women's Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School. 

  • Mr. Deng Goes to Washington

    Wed Sep 30, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room (S020) | CGIS South Building | 1730 Cambridge StreetMr. Deng Goes to Washington is a 2015 Chinese historical documentary film written and directed by Fu Hongxing. It stars Deng Xiaoping, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brze

    Mr. Deng Goes to Washington is a 2015 Chinese historical documentary film written and directed by Fu Hongxing.  It stars Deng Xiaoping, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Rina Sa, and Chan Tin-suen. The film tells the story of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping's official visit to the U.S. in 1979. The film was released on 15 May 2015 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the U.S.  To learn more about the film, please see ...

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  • The Geopolitical Implications of the U.S. Shale Revolution for Japan and China

    Tue Sep 29, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Room K262 | CGIS Knafel | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge, MA 02138

    The Special Series on Globalization and Governance is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations.

    Jane Nakano

    Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    Moderator:
    Susan Pharr
    Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.
  • Paize Keulemans, “Scandalous Writing: Jin Ping Mei and the Spread of Seventeenth-Century Gossip”

    Sun Sep 27, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    The Common Room 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

    Paize Keulemans, Yale University

    Professor Keulemans will investigate a particularly scandalous late-imperial novel, the erotic classic Jin Ping Mei (The plum in the golden vase) to argue that gossip functioned as a productive narrative form both in this novel itself and the various literary discourses surrounding it. In particular, he will focus on the way overhearing and hearsay in the novel provide structure to this sprawling one-hundred chapter narrative, just as gossipy writing about the novel provides a sense of community...

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  • Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節

    Sun Sep 27 (All day)

    The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) also known as the Harvest Moon Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar Calendar.

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