Alumni of the Harvard-Yenching Institute recently held a HYI Alumni Conference in Beijing, China from October 31-November 2, 2009. This year's topic was 'Multiple Perspectives on the Meaning of Community and Citizenship'.
To welcome this academic year's new visiting scholars and fellows, HYI hosted a series of welcoming events and receptions, including a luncheon at Upstairs on the Square on September 1, a BBQ picnic behind 2 Divinity on September 4, and an opening reception at the Harvard Faculty Club on September 10.
On June 8, 2009, members of the Harvard community gathered for a reception to honor former Director Tu Weiming and to unveil his official HYI Director's Portrait, now on display in the HYI office corridor. Following the reception was a talk by William Chittick, Sachiko Murata and Tu Weiming on "Islamic Philosophy in Confucian Terms: the Sage Learning of Liu Zhi" (ca. 1670-1724).
To celebrate the end of the academic year, HYI scholars, fellows, staff and families enjoyed an outdoor springtime picnic on Saturday, May 16, 2009.
A workshop sponsored by HYI, the Department of the History of Science, and EALC, held in the Yenching Common Room on April 24, 2009
On January 23, 2009 the Harvard-Yenching Institute held its annual Lunar New Year's party at Vanserg Hall. Scholars, their families and HYI staff all gathered to celebrate the Year of the Ox.
On November 24, the Harvard-Yenching Institute held its annual Thanksgiving (Potluck) Dinner at Vanserg Building. More than 70 visiting scholars, fellows, associates and their family members in residence participated in this grand gathering of the entire HYI community. Happy Holiday Everybody!
On October 30, 2008, HYI visiting scholars, fellows and associates and their family members are invited to attend the Institute's annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party at Vanserg Building. Our sincere thanks go to Elaine for organizing such a wonderful event!
On October 26, 2008, the Institute invited all visting scholars, fellows and associates to a nice trip to the Plimouth Planatation in Plymouth, MA.
On October 10, 2008, scholars, fellows and associates of the Harvard-Yenching Institute attended a lunch time talk given by Professor Elizabeth J. Perry, Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, on her current research project. The talk is titled "Anyuan (Ã¥Â®â€°Ã¦ÂºÂ�): Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition".