Update: Announcing the 2020-21 Visiting Scholars and Fellows

The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to announce the following fellowship recipients from major universities in Asia for the 2020-21 academic year. All Scholars and Fellows will be remote this year.

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

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

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”

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"

Ohwada 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"

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" and "Landscape and Literacy: the western naturalists in southeast China during the 18th-20th centuries"

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 selected for a HYI fellowship 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" and "Transnational Nationalism: Producing Heroes in Modern East Asia"

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

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

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 Kuo, Modern Chinese Literature