Past Events

Mar 3 12:00–1:30pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Erdenchuluu Khohchahar (Assistant Professor, Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University; HYI Visiting Scholar)
Chair/Discussant: Mark Elliott (Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Department of History, Harvard University)

Co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard University

Mar 1 2:00–3:15pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Chen Bateer (Professor, Higher Education Research Institute, Zhou Enlai School of Governance, Nankai University; HYI Visiting Scholar)
Chair/Discussant: Natasha Warikoo (Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Feb 24 12:00–1:30pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Yan Xiaojun (Associate Professor of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong; HYI Visiting Scholar)
Chair/Discussant: Grzegorz Ekiert (Professor of Government, Harvard University)

Co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Feb 9 12:00–1:30pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Koo Jeong-Woo (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University; HYI Visiting Scholar)
Chair/Discussant: Carter Eckert (Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University)

Co-sponsored with the Korea Institute

Feb 5 1:30–3:00pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Bae Gaehwa (Modern Korean Literature, Dankook University; HYI Associate)
Chair/discussant: Karen Thornber (Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)

Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

Dec 10 12:00–1:30pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Sun Jinghao (Professor, School of Humanities, Zhejiang University; HYI Visiting Scholar)
Chair/discussant: Zhang Ling (Assistant Professor, History Department, Boston College)

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Dec 8–9
Research Hall, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and Academia Sinica

Organized by Kevin Chang

Dec 7 12:00–1:30pm
Vanserg HYI Common Room, Vanserg Hall, 29 Francis Ave., Cambridge

Sun Huei-Min (Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar)
Chair/Discussant: William Alford (Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard University

Please note Vanserg Hall location

Dec 4 1:00–2:30pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Wendy Gan (Associate Professor, School of English, University of Hong Kong; HYI Visiting Scholar and Radcliffe Fellow in Residence)
Chair/Discussant: David Porter (Professor, English Language and Literature Department, University of Michigan)

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Nov 18 12:00–1:30pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Seung-joon Lee (History, National University of Singapore; HYI Visiting Scholar 2013-2014)
Chair: Philip Thai (
Assistant Professor of History, Northeastern University)

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