Welcome to the Harvard-Yenching Institute

Founded more than eighty years ago through the generosity of the estate of Charles M. Hall, the Harvard-Yenching Institute is an independent foundation located on the campus of Harvard University. The Institute currently enjoys partnerships with more than fifty universities and research centers in East and Southeast Asia. We support doctoral scholarships, visiting fellowships, academic publications, advanced training programs, conferences and other scholarly initiatives—in Asia, at Harvard University, and elsewhere—intended to increase scholarly communication and to promote graduate and post-graduate research in Asian studies. We invite you to visit our website often to learn more both about us and about Asia.
Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard-Yenching Institute Director and Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University

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New Frontiers in Asian Scholarship

Kang, Myŏng-gwan. Women’s History in Chosŏn Korea as Viewed through Paintings. Seoul: Humanist, 2012. 강명관, 그림으로 읽는...

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The Institute is an independent foundation dedicated to advancing higher education in Asia in the humanities and social sciences, with special attention to the study of Asian culture.