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 Feng and Zhu Xufeng) to focus on how and what East Asian countries are learning from each other in the realms of culture, economy, social policy and politics.
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, Librarian for the Japanese Collection, to discuss collaboration between the two libraries. They also met with Harvard-Yenching Institute Director Elizabeth Perry and Assistant Director Li Ruohong to explore opportunities for future cooperation and training program possibilities.
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 Singh, and Lily Tsai), with Elizabeth Perry as panel moderator. Please see below for more information.
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".