To celebrate the end of the academic year, Harvard faculty members and HYI scholars, fellows, staff and families enjoyed an outdoor springtime picnic on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Thanks to Zhou Fenghua for providing some of the photos!
On April 1, 2011 the Harvard-Yenching Institute held a reception at the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Studies in Honolulu, HI.
On March 28 HYI held a forum on "Asian Varieties of Socialism: China, India, Vietnam" with panelists Prasenjit Duara, Ramachandra Guha, Hue-Tam Ho Tai and Wang Shaoguang, moderated by Elizabeth Perry. On March 29th Ramanchandra Guha gave the HYI Ingalls Lecture on "Jawaharlal Nehru and China: A Study in Failure, or Misrecognition?".
On September 16, 2010, the Harvard-Yenching Institute held its fall opening reception to welcome this year's new visiting scholars and fellows at the Harvard Faculty Club.
New visiting scholars and fellows gathered at Upstairs on the Square on September 7th for lunch with Director Elizabeth Perry and the HYI staff.
Photos from HYI's May 1 literature symposium and dinner, held in honor of Professor Stephen Owen, who led the 2-year HYI Training Program on Comparative and World Literature.
On April 5, 2010, HYI organized a roundtable which brought together an inter-disciplinary group of distinguished international scholars -- from China, Japan, Germany and the United States -- to offer their perspectives on explaining China?s stunning economic record and continued political stability decades after most other Communist systems in the world collapsed.
On March 19-21, 2010 the workshops "What is Chinese Philosophy? Four Expositions on its Characteristics by Scholars from National Taiwan University" and "International Workshop on the Research of Chinese Philosophy in Japan and Taiwan: With Critical Retrospections and future Prospects" were held at Harvard, organized by HYI Visiting Scholar SATO Masayuki.
HYI's second training program, co-organized with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was launched in January 2010. The goal of the program is to encourage cutting-edge comparative research and study of grassroots society, and to promote scholarly exchange amongst academics in China, America and the world.
On December 18, 2009, HYI held its annual Holiday Party to celebrate the end of the semester and to thank those who have helped the Institute throughout the year.