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New visiting scholars and fellows gathered at Upstairs on the Square on August 29 for lunch with Director Elizabeth Perry and the HYI staff.

State Capacity and Local Governance - China and India Compared

This May 7 roundtable brought together a group of distinguished scholars of China and India to consider some of the major political problems and perils facing the Asian giants today.  How do the world’s two biggest countries compare in terms of their ability to manage and mollify their often unruly citizens?  How well does each of them cope on the ground with such enormous challenges as poverty and inequality, popular protest, ethnic conflict, and environmental degradation?  How effectively do central and local governments coordinate, complement, or contradict one another in meeting these challenges?  Can China and India’s relative successes and shortcomings shed light on prospects for democratic versus non-democratic governance in the twenty-first century? 

On November 18, 2011, HYI scholars, their families and friends, and HYI staff gathered for a delicious Thanksgiving potluck dinner in Vanserg Hall. Thanks to all who prepared dishes, and to Susan and Wang Yuan for the photos.

On September 21, 2011, 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.

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.

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