Announcing the 2020-21 HYI Scholars and Fellows

The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to welcome fellowship recipients from major universities in Asia for the 2020-21 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.

Asano Toyomi, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, "Normalizing process of bilateral relations between post-war Japan and South Korea: focusing on Edwin Reischauer’s role in the development of the Allied reparation policies for dismantling Japanese Empire and building a region"

Baba Norihisa, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo, "Buddhist Strategies of Legitimation: Buddhaghosa, the Mahāvihāra, and the Struggle for Supremacy in Medieval Sri Lanka"

David Cheng Chang, Associate Professor, Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, “Between Worlds: China’s WWII Interpreters and Their Divergent Fates in China, Taiwan, and the United States” (HYI-Radcliffe Institute Joint Fellowship recipient)

Deng Yanhua, Professor, Department of Sociology, Nanjing University, “Urban NGOs in Rural China: Borrowed Power, Value Clashes and Community Trust”

He Zhaohui, Professor, Institute for Advanced Confucian Studies, Shandong University, “Woodblock Printing from the Perspective of Global History”

Keng Ching, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, "From “One Mind at One Moment” to “Multiple Minds at One Moment”: Buddhist Philosophy of Consciousness and Beyond"

Liao Cancan, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, "Confucianism and Western Learning in Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties in China: A view from a perspective of cultural exchange"

Lin Chaochao, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, "State, Self-Identity and Class Formation: A Study on the material life of Shanghai workers, 1949—1965”

Liu Wenjin, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, East China Normal University, "Confronting Evil: Individual Responsibility and Spiritual Transcendence from Jewish and Chinese Perspectives" 

Nakamura Naofumi, Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, "The First Globalization and the Development of Japan’s Railways: Focusing on the US-East Asian Locomotive Trade, 1869-1930”

Nakanishi Tatsuya, Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, "Reforging “Chinese” Islam in the Nineteenth Century: Hui Muslims’ Responses to Global Islamic Trends"

Nguyen Yen Hoang, Lecturer, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Ho Chi Minh City, "The West Threat Perceptions in Sinographic Cosmopolis: A Comparative Study between Vietnamese and Korean Envoys to China in the 19th Century"

Owada Toshiyuki, Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University, "From “City Pop” to YMO: Transpacific Dialogue on Japan-US Popular Music Scenes”

Phan Thi Huyen Trang, Lecturer, Department of Vietnamese Language and Culture, University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University – Hanoi, “When plurals do co-occur with classifiers: from Vietnamese and Mandarin Chinese perspectives”

Song Lihong, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Nanjing University, "The Intercultural and Transnational Encounters between Jews and Modern China"

Wang Chih-ming, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, "Rearticulations: Trajectories of Foreign Literature Studies in Taiwan"

Wang Junyang, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Shandong University, "Maintaining Social Stability to Ensure Regime Stability: The historical transition of China’s security apparatus evidenced from central documents”

Xiong Wenbin, Professor, Center for Tibetan Studies & Department of Archaeology, Sichuan University, "A Study of Buddhist Art Monuments in Western Tibet during the 10th – 13th Centuries”

Yang Lichao, Associate Professor, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University, "Reflecting on Children's experience of poverty in Beijing"

Yang Mengmeng, Assistant Professor, Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, "The syntax of zhi and er in Old Chinese"

Zhang Xianqing, Professor, School of Sociology and Anthropology, Xiamen University, "Beyond the "Landism": Island, Coastal Area and the Formation of China's Marine Social Structure"

Zheng Lu, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University, "Transformation and Upgrading of China’s Manufacturing Sectors:The Divergent Paths of Jinjiang’s and Putian’s Shoe Industry"

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.

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

Wang Kang, PhD candidate, Department of Philosophy, Peking University, "Impure Land, Pure Land and Nirvana: The New Destinations of Chinese People in the Northern and Southern Dynasties”

CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES TO DEVELOPMENT IN UPLAND REGIONS OF VIETNAM: IMPACT ON ETHNIC MINORITY PEOPLES TRAINING PROGRAM VISTING FELLOW:

Bui Viet Thanh, Researcher, University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Ho Chi Minh City, “A Visual Anthropology of French Photographic Construction of Vietnam’s Central Highlands (1840-1945)”

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

Chen Fei, Associate Professor, Department of History, Shanghai Normal University, "Disassembling the Empire, Assembling the Nation-State: Imagining Locality among Chinese Students in Japan, 1896—1911"

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

In residence at NUS:
Rosa Yi, Department of Economic Development, Royal University of Phnom Penh, "Understanding Truncated Agrarian Transition in Cambodia: Migration, Precarity, and the Smallholders"

In residence at HYI:
Chu Duy Ly, PhD Candidate, Comparative Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore, and Lecturer, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Ho Chi Minh City, “Hydropower Dams and Nation-Building in Postcolonial Asia: a Case Study of Da-Nhim Hydroelectric Power Dam in South Vietnam from a Comparative Perspective”

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 2020-21 academic year:

Md Yasin, PhD candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, "China in United Nations: Domestic Debates and Participation of China"

Shanky Chandra, Research Scholar, Centre for Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, "Socio-Political and Cultural Factors in the Making of Chinese Science Fiction Writer Liu Cixin: Understanding The Three Body Problem

In residence at HYI partner universities in China for the 2020-21 academic year: 

Pawan Damodar Amin, PhD candidate, Center for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, “China and the United Nations: Discourse Analysis on Human Rights and Disarmament”

Shubhda Gurung, PhD candidate, Center for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, “Interconnected Histories: India and China in the works of Ji XIanlin”

INDIAN 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.

Duan Bin, PhD Candidate, Department of History, East China Normal University, "The Normalization of Sino-India Relations, 1970-1990"

Qin Yanjia, Associate Professor, School of Ethnology and Sociology, Yunnan University, "Dragon and Elephant: India's Social Transition under the Writing of Modern Chinese Intellectual Elite (1830-1949)"

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

Jiang Guo, Modern Chinese Literature

Liu Mengqiu, Chinese Literature

Ng Qi Siang, International Relations

Qin Si (Celine), Sociology

Wang Yuhao, Chinese Politics