The 2013 HYI roundtable, on "Cross-National Lessons: What are East Asian Countries Learning from Each Other Today?", was held on Monday, April 22. Organized by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and co-sponsored by HYI and the Asia Center, 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.
On November 1, 2012, former Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholars and Fellows from the Beijing and Tianjin area gathered for an alumni reception in Beijing. Thanks to all who came to join us!
On November 3, 2012, HYI organized a special panel of the Beijing Forum, titled "Faith, Society and New Social Media". Panelists were Wu Fengshi (Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong),Yu Jianrong (Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Zeng Fanxu (School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University) and Zhou Fenghua (Public Policy, Huazhong Normal University), with Elizabeth Perry (Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute) as panel chair.
On September 20, 2012, the Harvard-Yenching Institute held its fall opening reception to welcome this year's new visiting scholars and fellows at the Harvard Faculty Club.
New visiting scholars and fellows gathered at Upstairs on the Square on August 29 for lunch with Director Elizabeth Perry and the HYI staff.
State Capacity and Local Governance - China and India Compared
This May 7 roundtable brought together a group of distinguished scholars of China and India to consider some of the major political problems and perils facing the Asian giants today. How do the world’s two biggest countries compare in terms of their ability to manage and mollify their often unruly citizens? How well does each of them cope on the ground with such enormous challenges as poverty and inequality, popular protest, ethnic conflict, and environmental degradation? How effectively do central and local governments coordinate, complement, or contradict one another in meeting these challenges? Can China and India’s relative successes and shortcomings shed light on prospects for democratic versus non-democratic governance in the twenty-first century?
On November 18, 2011, HYI scholars, their families and friends, and HYI staff gathered for a delicious Thanksgiving potluck dinner in Vanserg Hall. Thanks to all who prepared dishes, and to Susan and Wang Yuan for the photos.
On September 21, 2011, the Harvard-Yenching Institute held its fall opening reception to welcome this year's new visiting scholars and fellows at the Harvard Faculty Club.
New visiting scholars and fellows gathered at Upstairs on the Square on September 7th for lunch with Director Elizabeth Perry and the HYI staff.
To celebrate the end of the academic year, Harvard faculty members and HYI scholars, fellows, staff and families enjoyed an outdoor springtime picnic on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Thanks to Zhou Fenghua for providing some of the photos!