Announcing the 2019-20 HYI Scholars and Fellows

The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to welcome fellowship recipients from major universities in Asia for the 2019-20 academic year:

VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM:
Faculty members in the humanities and social sciences at HYI partner institutions undertake 10 months of independent research at Harvard University.

Sorayut Aiem-Ueayut, Lecturer, Department of Media, Arts, and Design, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, “Visual and Media Politics: Malaysian Tamil and Technology in the Islamic State”

Chen Wenyi, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, “Knowledge Production and the Book in the Mongol Yuan (1206-1368)”

Chong Ja Ian, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore, “Buying In, Cashing Out: Non-Leading States, Aggregated Reactions, Order, and the Problems of Power Transition”

Kim Su Yun, Assistant Professor, Korean Studies Programme, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, “Romance and Affect in Popular Fiction and Cinema in Korea, 1930s–1960s”

Kinoshita Chika, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, “A History of the Pregnancy Film: Reproductive Politics and Japanese Visual Culture”

Kamal Lamichhane, Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan, “Identifying barriers to employment and providing cost-effective innovative strategies for the participation of persons with disabilities in the labor market: Exploring models through the comparative study among Nepal, India and Bangladesh”

Lin Sheng-chih, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, “Rethinking the Religious Elements in the Tombs of Early Medieval China”

Liu Jingfang, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Fudan University, China, “Environmental Communication Through the Third-Way: Chinese Environmental NGOs and Their Co-operative-Contestation Communication Dynamics”

Lo Shih-Chieh, Assistant Professor, Department of History, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, “Popular Politics and Local Modernization in 20th-century Taiwan and China”

Miao Miao, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, “Money for Life: A Socio-cultural Explanation for Reconciliation in Capital Murder Cases in China”

Pan Weilin, Assistant Professor, Institute of China Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China, “Recycling in Mao's China, 1949-1976”

Peck Jeeyoung, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Hanyang University, South Korea, “The Linguistic Encoding of Temporal Information: A Comparative Perspective between Chinese, English and Korean”

Qu Tongli, Associate Professor, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, China, “Culture choice and interaction in Prehistory: A view from the exploitation of animal resources”

Truong Hang Thi Thu, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, “A comparative study of Capitals and Farmers’ agency in Agritourism Development in Dong Thap province, Vietnam and Saitama, Japan”

Wang Xiying, Professor, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University, China, “Intimacy, Desire, and Reproductive Health: Women Live with HIV/AIDS in Beijing”

Wu Wen-Chin, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, “How does China's Foreign Aid Undermine the Effectiveness of US Foreign Policy? — Evidence from UN General Assembly Voting Data”

Yang Yuanzheng, Associate Professor, School of Humanities, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, “Japonifying the Qin: Music and Legitimization in Tokugawa Politics”

Yangmaocuo (Yangmotso), Associate Professor, College for Tibetan Studies, Minzu University of China, China, “From Heavenly Btsan po to Earthly Ruler: Post-Dynastic Tibetan Discourse on Buddhist Kingship”

Yi Doogab, Associate Professor, Department of Western History and Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Seoul National University, South Korea, "Addictive Stimulants in an Age of Global Capitalism: History and Biotechnology of the 'Always on' Self in East Asia" (HYI-Radcliffe Institute Joint Fellowship recipient)

Zhai Shaodong, Associate Professor, Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China, “Ground Stone Tool Production: An Economic Strategy in the Period of Early Urbanization in Prehistoric China”

Zhang Ke, Associate Professor, Department of History, Fudan University, China, “A Study of the Comparisonal Civilizational Discouses of India in Late Qing China”

Zhang Wenjie, Associate Professor, Department of History, Xiamen University, China, “The Suspended Bells and Chimes Music of the Zhou Dynasty”

HYI TRAINING PROGRAMS:
HYI Training Programs bring together a small group of promising young Asian scholars in particular fields of the humanities and social sciences. Following the conclusion of the programs in Asia, a small number of outstanding trainees may be invited to come to the Institute for a one-year research stay during the next academic year.

AFRICAN STUDIES TRAINING PROGRAM VISITING FELLOWS:
Organized by Professor Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Ellen Gurney Professor of History and of African and African American Studies and Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Harvard University Center for African Studies

Kasunoki Kazuki, Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Japan

Li Mingru, PhD candidate, Doshisha University, Japan

Luo Nan, PhD candidate, Peking University, China

Hema Narang, PhD candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Hiromi Sato, PhD candidate, Tokyo University, Japan

BUDDHISM AND ETHNICITY IN THE PERIOD OF THE SIXTEEN KINGDOMS AND NORTHERN DYNASTIES TRAINING PROGRAM VISITING FELLOWS:

Chen Hsun-Mei, PhD candidate, Department of Philosophy, Kyoto University, Japan and National Taiwan University, Taiwan, “An Interdisciplinary Study of Kumārajīva’s Usage of Xiàng in His Translations”

Zhang Lina, PhD candidate, Department of History, Lanzhou University, China, “The Studies of Bingzhou’s Buddhism in Northern Dynasties”

NEW APPROACHES IN ASIA-PACIFIC STUDIES TRAINING PROGRAM VISITING FELLOWS:

Maumita Banerjee, PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, Waseda University, Japan, “Dressing to be modern: Japanese and Indian nationalism in late nineteenth and early twentieth century”

Do Dieu Khue, PhD candidate, Department of International Area Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea, “Japanese Blood in the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese Border War: Isao Takano and Vietnam”

Homma Miki, PhD candidate, Department of Art History, Waseda University, Japan, “The Influence of Chinese Art on Timurid Painting”

Li Yurong, PhD candidate, Department of History, Peking University, China, “Cooperative Movement Research in East Asia (1910-1950s)

Chulaluk Pleumpanya, PhD candidate, Department of World History, Nanjing University, China, “The Thai-Chinese Identity in the Second Sino-Japanese War: study through Overseas Chinese Newspapers Between 1919-1945”

NUS-HYI JOINT DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM VISITING FELLOW:
Candidates pursue a Ph.D. at the National University of Singapore, with one year of dissertation research at Harvard University.

Sura Intamool, PhD candidate, Theatre Studies, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, and Lecturer, Department of English, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, “The Evolution of Lakhon Nok: from Folk to State-Funded Thai Traditional Theatre”

CHINESE STUDIES IN INDIA PROGRAM:      
This joint doctoral fellowship program with the Institute for Chinese Studies in Delhi aims to encourage Chinese studies in India.

In residence at HYI for the 2019-20 academic year:

Nishit Kumar, PhD candidate, Centre for Chinese and South East Asia Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, "China and the Nobel Prize: Reception and Impact of the Literature Prize to Mo Yan"
 
Shagufta Yasmin,  Ph.D. candidate, International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, “China’s Environmental Diplomacy: A Study of its Environmental Cooperation with the United States of America and India, 1997-2015”           
 
Tiasangla, Ph.D. candidate, Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, “American Foundations in Public Health: Ascension of Soft Power and Free Markets in China and India”

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES IN CHINA PROGRAM:
This program seeks to foster a cross-national network of scholars by bringing to HYI students of South Asian Studies in China.

Tong Yutao, PhD candidate, School of International Studies, Peking University, China, "Explaining Success of Indian Regional Parties: Why Do They Dominate Certain States for Long?"
 
Wei Han, PhD candidate, School of International Relations and Public Affairs/Center for South Asian Studies, Fudan University, China, "Language, Social Identity and Conflict in India"

REGIONAL STUDIES - EAST ASIA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:
This fellowship covers the two-year master’s degree in Harvard’s RSEA program.

Coming soon

COORDINATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM:
This program provides Harvard faculty with a chance to invite faculty members to join them in collaborative research projects in established Asian Studies.

Coming soon

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM:
This program allows past HYI affiliates to return to Harvard, with their own funding, to conduct new or additional research in their respective fields.

Coming soon