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HYI is pleased to announce a call for applications for our June 2014 training program in comparative literature, to be held in Beijing: New Departures in Comparative and World Literature Studies: Themes and Methods 比较文学与世界文学研究新方向: 主题与方法 Sponsors: Harvard-Yenching Institute Department of Foreign...More
This December 2013 workshop, organized by the Korea Institute with co-sponsorship from HYI and the East Asian Art History Program, brought together scholars from the US and Asia to discuss Buddhist art in Korea. More information about the workshop is available on the Korea Institute's website .More
On April 22, the HYI roundtable on "Cross-National Lessons: What are East Asian Countries Learning from Each Other Today?" was held on the campus of Harvard University. This event brought together a group of distinguished scholars (Sebastian Heilmann, Lan Pei-chia, Nishino Junya, Park Tae-gyun, Zhu...More
Visiting Scholars Aoyama Waka, Economic Sociology, Hokkaido University, Japan Chen Hui-hung, Art History, National Taiwan University, Taiwan He Junzhi, Political Science, Fudan University, China Jin Guiyun, Archaeology, Shandong University, China Kwon Huck Ju, Politics/Social Policy, Seoul National...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to welcome several new affiliates for the spring semester: Chin Sei-Jeong (History, Ewha Womans University) Harvard-Yenching Library Fellow Sei Jeong Chin is a historian of modern China, specializing in political, social and cultural history as well as...More
Application Form Program Description (Chinese and English): “比较视野下的中国都市研究” 高级研修班招生启事 (中国 上海 华东师范大学) 时 间:2013年6月17-24 主办单位: 哈佛燕京学社 香港大学香港人文社会研究所 华东师范大学上海史研究中心 高速城市化发展是当今中国社会最显著的特征之一。2011年第六次全国人口普查数据显示,中国城镇人口首次超过农村人口,中国正在进入一个城市化发展的新阶段。中国独具特色的城市化产生了并将继续产生许多涉及到人类活动各个领域的问题,这些问题需要人文社会科学学者进行认真研究,以寻找破解之道。...More
Professor Shiba Yoshinobu (Executive Librarian, Toyo Bunko), and Dr. Makino Motonori (Senior Researcher and Curator of the Museum Department, Toyo Bunko) visited Harvard University in late August 2012. During their visit they met with Harvard-Yenching Librarian James Cheng and Kuniko McVey,...More
May 2012 additions to the HYI Working Paper Series: Male Fashion Magazines and Western Capitalist Expansion in a Post-Colonial State (Cao Jin, Fudan University; HYI Visiting Scholar 2009-10) Managing Student Protest in Republican China: St. John's (Shanghai) and Yenching (Peking) Compared (...More
Visiting Scholars Chen Bo , Anthropology, Sichuan University, China Suradech Chotiudompant , Comparative Literature, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Fan Kun , Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong John Mark Frankl , Korean Literature, Yonsei University, Korea Huang Min-Hsiung , Sociology,...More
On Monday, May 7, the Harvard-Yenching Institute will sponsor a roundtable on “ State Capacity and Local Governance: China and India Compared ”, bringing together a group of distinguished scholars of China and India (Prasenjit Duara, Mark Frazier, Huang Yasheng, Devesh Kapur, Tarun Khanna, Prerna...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute, Nanjing University and the University of Sydney are pleased to announce a new training program on "Social Sciences Approaches to Chinese Everyday Life since 1978: Family, Education, Religion and Consumption". The aims of the program are to spotlight the international...More
史料与方法:1950年代中国研究的新视野 高级研修班招生启事 For a summary of the training program in Chinese, please click here . For a summary of the training program in English, please click here . 2012年1月10-16日 主办单位:哈佛燕京学社、复旦大学历史系 当下,中国在全球的影响力正日益增强。学术界也有越来越多的学者对中国大陆60余年来的巨大变迁有研究兴趣。最近一二十年里,中国出版、公布了大量新史料,为当代中国研究提供了丰富的资源。...More
"Sociological Approaches to Contemporary Chinese Social Issues", a lecture series co-sponsored by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Ho Chi Minh City and the Harvard-Yenching Institute, was held from October 3-8, 2011, at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute Weekly Talk Series provides a forum for HYI Visiting Scholars to present and discuss their current research. The lunchtime talks are held in the Yenching Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue. For the fall schedule, which begins October 5, please visit our Upcoming Events...More
Joint Conference: Consilience of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science & Technology The Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholars Association-Korea (HY-VSA-K, President: Ik-Hwan Lee) and Science and Technology Policy Institute of Korea (STEPI, President: Suk-Joon Kim) co-sponsored The 2011 Joint...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to announce its incoming scholars for the 2011-12 academic year: Visiting Scholars Program CHANG Ku-Ming , History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan JIA Jianfei , History, CASS, China JIANG Jin , History, East China Normal University, China ( HYI-Racliffe Institute...More
Current Harvard-Yenching Institute Doctoral Scholar Satoru Hashimoto recently interviewed HYI Director Elizabeth Perry about HYI's current programs and projects. The interview (in Japanese) is available online: http://repre.org/repre/vol12/special/perry01.phpMore
To view photos from HYI's reception at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, visit: http://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/photos/hyi-reception-aas-annual-meetingMore
Click here to view photos from the Harvard-Yenching Institute's Annual Forum (March 28, 2011) and Dr. Ramachandra Guha's Ingalls Lecture (March 29, 2011): http://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/photos/march-28-29-hyi-annual-forum-and-ingalls-lectureMore
Every year in the spring, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) holds its annual four-day conference devoted to planned programs of scholarly papers, round table discussions and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general. The conference is...More
Co-sponsored by HYI & the Harvard Asia Center Organized by the Harvard-Yenching Institute Date: Monday, March 28, 2011 Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm Location: Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall/Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA These days the rapidly rising nations of...More
The HYI Fall 2010 newsletter is now online:More
Tu Weiming (Research Professor and former Harvard-Yenching Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and of Confucian Studies) was elected titular member of the Institute of International Philosophy (IIP), representing China, by its latest general assembly (held in Paris on September 17). IIP,...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences are pleased to announce the second year of their Joint Training Program on Grassroots Society and Popular Culture. The deadline for applications is Wednesday,...More
Starting this year, the deadline for application to HYI Programs (Visiting Scholars Program, Visiting Fellows Program and the Doctoral Scholars Program) has changed. The new schedule is: June 1, 2010 : The application forms for the Visiting Scholar, Visiting Fellow and Doctoral Scholar Programs...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to announce the Visiting Scholars and Fellows for the 2010-2011 academic year. For bios and email addresses, visit the Scholars section of our website. Visiting Scholars AN Jee Hyun, Literature, Seoul National University BAO Zhiming, Sociology, Minzu...More
HYI's new newsletter is now online: http://www.harvard-yenching.org/publications-and-projects/HYI_Newsletter_2010.pdfMore
HYI is pleased to share some recent news about Professor Tu Weiming, former Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (1996-2008). Professor Tu was conferred an honorary degree by Macau University on November 7, 2009. He was also elected to the Steering Committee of the Federation of International...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute and The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences are pleased to announce a Joint Training Program on Grassroots Society and Popular Culture. The deadline for applications is Thursday, December 10, 2009. For more information about the training program, please see the message...More
HYI Director Elizabeth Perry visited the Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholars Association-Korea (HY-VSA-K) in Seoul on November 11, 2009. Professor Perry had a pleasant talk with Professor Woo-Hyun Won, President of the HY-VSA-K, over lunch. Several HYI alumni were also present at the gathering...More
On September 8, 2009, the Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholars Association of Korea held a forum on New Trends in the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Sciences, at the Press Center in Seoul, South Korea. The forum covered two main topics, the first of which was the 21st Century and the...More
To help the Harvard-Yenching Institute’s partner institutions in Vietnam better understand the publication enterprise of Asian studies journals in the West, the Institute invited Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom (University of California –Irvine), Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies , to give a...More
Every year in the spring, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) holds its annual four-day conference devoted to planned programs of scholarly papers, round table discussions and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general. The conference is...More
To view images from the recent reception, please visit our event photos page: http://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/photos/More
To view photos from this year's lobster picnic, click here .More
As part of a new collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS), a HYI-NUS team (with Professor Hendrik Meyer-Ohle, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS, and Dr. Nguyen Nam of HYI) traveled to Cambodia and Vietnam from April 20-29, 2009 to introduce the HYI-NUS...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute Alumni Conference, "Multiple Perspectives on the Meaning of Community and Citizenship", will take place in Beijing on October 31-November 2, 2009. HYI Alumni are welcome to sign up and attend the conference. Please direct conference-related inquiries to Ms. Chen Xi,...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to announce two new grants for library research and conference travel: 1.) Harvard-Yenching Library Research Grant This grant allows Asia-based senior scholars who have published extensively the opportunity to conduct humanities and/or social science...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to make available working papers by HYI affiliated scholars on topics in the humanities and social sciences, with special attention to the study of Asian culture. http://www.harvard-yenching.org/publications-and-projects/working-papers-series/More
Photos from the workshop held on Friday, April 24, 2009 in the Yenching Common Room, and the post-conference dinner at Upstairs on the Square: http://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/photos/ A program agenda from the conference can be found here .More
Heidi Fung (Visiting Scholar 2000-2001) writes: On March 20, 2009, nearly 40 Taiwanese alumni (and their family members) attended a HYI-sponsored gathering in Taipei. We all had such a great time catching up with one another. We are also very grateful for the wonderful experiences that we had...More
In January 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: http://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/photos/More

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