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The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to announce that the first book in the NTU & HYI Academic Book Series has been published. The monograph, entitled 明清文學中的西南敘事 ("The Southwest in Ming-Qing Literary Imagination"), is by Siao-chen Hu (胡曉真) and was published in January 2017. Additional...More
Lin Wei-Ping (Visiting Scholar 2005-06) was awarded the 2016 ‘Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences’ from Academia Sinica for her monograph Materializing Magic Power: Chinese Popular Religion in Villages and Cities . The book was published in 2015 by Harvard University...More
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for a June 2017 Harvard-Yenching/Fudan-SIRPA Joint Advanced Training Program in Shanghai: Chinese Politics in Comparative Perspective: History, Institutions and the Modern State Held at Fudan University, Shanghai, China from June 10-20, 2017...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute congratulates Professor Anna M. Shields for receiving an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize for her monograph One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China . The monograph is published by the Harvard University...More
A book entitled Serge Elisseeff's Order of the Sacred Treasure: How the Son of a Russian Merchant Became the "Father" of American Japanology , by Dr. Svetlana Marakhonova, was published (in Russian) by SINEL, Saint-Petersburg in 2016. Professor Elisseeff taught at Harvard and was the first Director...More
The Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholars Association (HYVSA) Korea recently published the second edition of its newsletter for HYI alumni. The publication was organized by current HYVSA President Professor Park Nak-Kyu (Visiting Scholar, 1993-94). The newsletter's contents include: Introduction to...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is saddened by the passing of Peter Geithner, former trustee and chair of the HYI Board of Trustees. Below is a note from current chair Terry Lautz, commemorating Peter’s many contributions to the Institute and other foundations around the world. -- Dear Colleagues,...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute congratulates former HYI Visiting Scholar Sean Hsiang-lin Lei for receiving the 2016 William H. Welch Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine for his book, Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity ( University...More
We are pleased to welcome the following scholars and fellows to the Harvard-Yenching Institute for the 2016-17 academic year: VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Azuma Kentaro, Anthropology, Nagoya University, Japan Chikamoto Kensuke, Literature, University of Tsukuba, Japan Chin Sei Jeong , History, Ewha...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute congratulates Professor Tamara Chin, who was recently awarded the 2016 Harry Levin Book Prize for Savage Exchange: Han Imperialism, Chinese Literary Style, and the Economic Imagination ( HYI Monograph Series #94 ). This prize is awarded for best first book published...More
We are pleased to announce a call for participants in an August 2016 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Workshop in Tianjin: Humanities, Social Sciences and Medicine in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches 東亞醫學:人文與社會科學研究高級研修班 Theme for 2016: “Medical knowledge in practice, Medical practice as...More
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for a June 2016 training program in Guangzhou: From Empirical Research to Theorization: Contributions of the Study of China to Political Science and Political Theory 从经验到理论:中国研究对政治科学和政治理论的贡献 Held at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China from...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute congratulates Professor Wai-yee Li for receiving the 2016 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize for her monograph Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature . The monograph is published by the Harvard University Asia Center as part of the Harvard-...More
Wen-Chin Chang (HYI Visiting Scholar, 2007-08) and Sean Hsiang-lin Lei (HYI Visiting Scholar, 2004-05) were both awarded the 2015 ‘Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences’ from Academia Sinica for their recent publications. Dr. Chang (Research Fellow, Research Center for...More
A book by Yan Xiaojun (Visiting Scholar 2016) entitled 香港治與亂 was selected by Asia Weekly (亚洲周刊) as one of the ten best Chinese-language books published in 2015. Read the news announcement here . Dr. Yan is Associate Professor of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong, and...More
The SDX-HYI Academic Library Series (三联·哈佛燕京学术丛书) received the 2015 Paju Book Award, which was awarded during the biennial East Asian Publishers Forum (东亚出版人论坛). This award was established by Paju-si and Paju Book City to enhance Asian publishing culture and was given to the SDX-HYI series in "...More
Nicolas Tackett has been awarded the 2015 James Henry Breasted Prize by the American Historical Association for his book The Destruction of the Medieval Chinese Aristocracy ( HYI Monograph Series #93 ). The Breasted Prize is awarded annually for the best book in English in any field of history...More
The Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholars Association (HYVSA) Korea recently published the first edition of its newsletter for HYI alumni. The publication was organized by current HYVSA President Professor Park Nak-Kyu (Visiting Scholar, 1993-94). The newsletter's contents include: Newcomers and new...More
Pochan CHEN 陳伯楨 October 29, 1973 – June 28, 2015 Prof. Pochan Chen, of the Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University (NTU), passed away of heart failure at the age of 41 in Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital in Taipei on the morning of June 28, 2015. He was interred in a flower...More
Obituary of Professor Tongqi Lin ( English Version ) Professor Tongqi Lin (林同奇), Associate of Harvard Yenching Institute, died on July 7, 2015 at the age of 92. Born in 1923 in Beijing, Professor Tongqi Lin graduated from and taught thereafter in the Department of History at Fudan University in...More
Visiting Scholars Program Chen Bateer, Education, Nankai University, China Chong Ming, Political Science, East China Normal University, China Edingqilao, Law, Kyoto University, Japan Wendy Gan*, Literature, The University of Hong Kong Han Jaehyang, Economics, Hokkaido University, Japan Ishii...More
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for an August 2015 training program in Beijing: Humanities, Social Sciences and Medicine in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches 東亞醫學: 人文與社會科學研究高級研修班 Theme for 2015: “Circulation of Medical Knowledge and Practices, Past and Present” Held at...More
Yifei Shi , a second-year student in the Regional Studies – East Asia (RSEA) A.M. program at Harvard and a recipient of the HYI-RSEA Fellowship , recently discovered a book in the Harvard-Yenching Library signed by Hu Shih that has now been reclassified as part of the Library’s rare book collection...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute congratulates Professor Yuming He for receiving the 2015 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize for her monograph Home and the World: Editing the “Glorious Ming” in Woodblock-Printed Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries . The monograph is published by the...More
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for our June 2015 training program in Nanjing: 中国政治研究的质性方法:历史与田野 Qualitative Methods in the Study of Chinese Politics: History and Ethnography A training program sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and the School of Government, Nanjing...More
Endymion Wilkinson, a British scholar-diplomat and currently an Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center , Harvard University, has been awarded the 2014 Stanislas Julien Prize for his Chinese History: A New Manual ( Harvard-Yenching Monograph Series 84, Harvard Asia Center, 2013). The Stanislas...More
Visiting Scholars ANAMI Yusuke, Political History, Tohoku University, Japan CHEN Chih-Jou, Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan DUAN Huaiqing, Chinese Literature, Fudan University, China JUNG Byung-Sul, Literature, Seoul National University, Korea KIM Hyonsob, Architectural History, Korea University...More
Visit the Program's website to learn more and apply: http://www.hkihss.hku.hk/urban_china_studies/index.html Introduction Since 2010, the Harvard-Yenching Institute has jointly organized a series of advanced training programs entitled “ Urban Studies and the China Experience ” with the Hong Kong...More
The Annotated Catalogue of the Chinese Rare Books of the Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University , published by Guangxi Normal University Press in six volumes in 2011 (Harvard-Yenching Library Bibliographical Series, No. 15), was recently awarded the National Publishing Award by the Chinese...More
HYI is pleased to announce a call for applications for our June 2014 training program in comparative literature, to be held in Beijing: New Departures in Comparative and World Literature Studies: Themes and Methods 比较文学与世界文学研究新方向: 主题与方法 Sponsors: Harvard-Yenching Institute Department of Foreign...More
This December 2013 workshop, organized by the Korea Institute with co-sponsorship from HYI and the East Asian Art History Program, brought together scholars from the US and Asia to discuss Buddhist art in Korea. More information about the workshop is available on the Korea Institute's website .More
On April 22, the HYI roundtable on "Cross-National Lessons: What are East Asian Countries Learning from Each Other Today?" was held on the campus of Harvard University. This event brought together a group of distinguished scholars (Sebastian Heilmann, Lan Pei-chia, Nishino Junya, Park Tae-gyun, Zhu...More
Visiting Scholars Aoyama Waka, Economic Sociology, Hokkaido University, Japan Chen Hui-hung, Art History, National Taiwan University, Taiwan He Junzhi, Political Science, Fudan University, China Jin Guiyun, Archaeology, Shandong University, China Kwon Huck Ju, Politics/Social Policy, Seoul National...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to welcome several new affiliates for the spring semester: Chin Sei-Jeong (History, Ewha Womans University) Harvard-Yenching Library Fellow Sei Jeong Chin is a historian of modern China, specializing in political, social and cultural history as well as...More
Application Form Program Description (Chinese and English): “比较视野下的中国都市研究” 高级研修班招生启事 (中国 上海 华东师范大学) 时 间:2013年6月17-24 主办单位: 哈佛燕京学社 香港大学香港人文社会研究所 华东师范大学上海史研究中心 高速城市化发展是当今中国社会最显著的特征之一。2011年第六次全国人口普查数据显示,中国城镇人口首次超过农村人口,中国正在进入一个城市化发展的新阶段。中国独具特色的城市化产生了并将继续产生许多涉及到人类活动各个领域的问题,这些问题需要人文社会科学学者进行认真研究,以寻找破解之道。...More
Professor Shiba Yoshinobu (Executive Librarian, Toyo Bunko), and Dr. Makino Motonori (Senior Researcher and Curator of the Museum Department, Toyo Bunko) visited Harvard University in late August 2012. During their visit they met with Harvard-Yenching Librarian James Cheng and Kuniko McVey,...More
May 2012 additions to the HYI Working Paper Series: Male Fashion Magazines and Western Capitalist Expansion in a Post-Colonial State (Cao Jin, Fudan University; HYI Visiting Scholar 2009-10) Managing Student Protest in Republican China: St. John's (Shanghai) and Yenching (Peking) Compared (...More
Visiting Scholars Chen Bo , Anthropology, Sichuan University, China Suradech Chotiudompant , Comparative Literature, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Fan Kun , Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong John Mark Frankl , Korean Literature, Yonsei University, Korea Huang Min-Hsiung , Sociology,...More
On Monday, May 7, the Harvard-Yenching Institute will sponsor a roundtable on “ State Capacity and Local Governance: China and India Compared ”, bringing together a group of distinguished scholars of China and India (Prasenjit Duara, Mark Frazier, Huang Yasheng, Devesh Kapur, Tarun Khanna, Prerna...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute, Nanjing University and the University of Sydney are pleased to announce a new training program on "Social Sciences Approaches to Chinese Everyday Life since 1978: Family, Education, Religion and Consumption". The aims of the program are to spotlight the international...More
史料与方法:1950年代中国研究的新视野 高级研修班招生启事 For a summary of the training program in Chinese, please click here . For a summary of the training program in English, please click here . 2012年1月10-16日 主办单位:哈佛燕京学社、复旦大学历史系 当下,中国在全球的影响力正日益增强。学术界也有越来越多的学者对中国大陆60余年来的巨大变迁有研究兴趣。最近一二十年里,中国出版、公布了大量新史料,为当代中国研究提供了丰富的资源。...More
"Sociological Approaches to Contemporary Chinese Social Issues", a lecture series co-sponsored by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Ho Chi Minh City and the Harvard-Yenching Institute, was held from October 3-8, 2011, at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute Weekly Talk Series provides a forum for HYI Visiting Scholars to present and discuss their current research. The lunchtime talks are held in the Yenching Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue. For the fall schedule, which begins October 5, please visit our Upcoming Events...More
Joint Conference: Consilience of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science & Technology The Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholars Association-Korea (HY-VSA-K, President: Ik-Hwan Lee) and Science and Technology Policy Institute of Korea (STEPI, President: Suk-Joon Kim) co-sponsored The 2011 Joint...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to announce its incoming scholars for the 2011-12 academic year: Visiting Scholars Program CHANG Ku-Ming , History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan JIA Jianfei , History, CASS, China JIANG Jin , History, East China Normal University, China ( HYI-Racliffe Institute...More
Current Harvard-Yenching Institute Doctoral Scholar Satoru Hashimoto recently interviewed HYI Director Elizabeth Perry about HYI's current programs and projects. The interview (in Japanese) is available online: http://repre.org/repre/vol12/special/perry01.phpMore
To view photos from HYI's reception at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, visit: http://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/photos/hyi-reception-aas-annual-meetingMore
Click here to view photos from the Harvard-Yenching Institute's Annual Forum (March 28, 2011) and Dr. Ramachandra Guha's Ingalls Lecture (March 29, 2011): http://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/photos/march-28-29-hyi-annual-forum-and-ingalls-lectureMore
Every year in the spring, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) holds its annual four-day conference devoted to planned programs of scholarly papers, round table discussions and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general. The conference is...More
Co-sponsored by HYI & the Harvard Asia Center Organized by the Harvard-Yenching Institute Date: Monday, March 28, 2011 Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm Location: Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall/Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA These days the rapidly rising nations of...More

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