About The Harvard-Yenching Institute

About 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 scholarshipsvisiting fellowshipsacademic publicationsadvanced training programsconferences 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. 

The Institute has always been housed on the campus of Harvard University. Currently, the Institute has two offices. The Program Office is located in Vanserg Hall and houses the in-residence scholars, and the Director’s Office is located at 2 Divinity Avenue.

Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard-Yenching Institute Director and Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University