About The Harvard-Yenching Institute

About The Harvard-Yenching Institute

Founded more than eighty-five years ago through the generosity of the estate of Charles M. Hall, the Harvard-Yenching 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 Chinese culture. Located on the campus of Harvard University, the Institute currently enjoys partnerships with more than fifty universities and research centers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. 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 promote graduate and post-graduate research in Asian studies (and other topics in the humanities and social sciences) and to increase scholarly communication among Asian scholars and between them and their counterparts in other regions of the world. 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 many of 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