HYI 90th Anniversary Alumni Conference

Organized by the Harvard-Yenching Institute, and co-sponsored with East China Normal University, Fudan University, and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

To mark the occasion of its 90th anniversary, the Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) welcomes its alumni to celebrate with us in June 2018 at a special alumni conference in Shanghai. All HYI alumni are warmly welcome to attend the event. 

RegisterTentative Conference Schedule | Airfare | Accommodation | Contact Info | List of Attendees


All HYI alumni are warmly welcome to attend the conference. All attendees must fill out the registration form below and return it to HYI by MARCH 15, 2018You must email the form to yenching@fas.harvard.edu with the subject line “HYI 90th Anniversary Alumni Conference”:

Download the registration form [Word]
Download the registration form [PDF]

After you submit the form, we will confirm receipt via email within 3 business days. Your registration is not official until you have received the confirmation email from HYIPlease contact HYI if you have not received email confirmation of your registration.
Please note that due to size constraints, attendance at the conference panels and dinners is limited to HYI alumni, and we unfortunately cannot accommodate family members or colleagues at the panels and meals. Thank you for your understanding


The conference will consist of a series of cross-national, interdisciplinary alumni panels on four topics:

View the conference agenda [Word]
View the conference agenda [PDF]

Location: Jin Jiang Hotel, 59 Maoming South Road, Shanghai, China 
Hotel Address in Chinese: 中国上海茂名南路59号锦江饭店

Friday, June 22, 2018
Evening: Welcome dinner

Saturday, June 23, 2018
9:00 – 12:30 pm – Morning panels
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 – 5:00 pm – Afternoon panels
Group photo
Evening – Dinner

In addition to the main conference, there will be additional meeting space for informal discussions and for alumni to share information about their recent publications.


An airfare subsidy is available for HYI alumni* attending the conference from outside the People’s Republic of China (PRC). HYI will reimburse eligible alumni for the cost of an economy-class, round-trip flight between their home airport and Shanghai, up to the amount of USD$500.

Alumni should purchase their own tickets (please find the most economically priced ticket) and then apply for reimbursement (by emailing Susan Scott) after the conference and your return flight home.

HYI is unable to provide travel subsidies for alumni traveling to Shanghai from within mainland China and Hong Kong.

Officially selected panelists will have their full economy-class airfare covered by HYI.

*The airfare subsidy is limited to HYI scholars and fellows (traveling from outside the PRC) from competitively selected HYI fellowship programs. If you are unsure if your program/affiliation with HYI qualifies, please check with us by emailing yenching@fas.harvard.edu. In order to qualify for the travel subsidy, alumni must be affiliated with a university, research center, or other academic institution. Alumni who have retired from a university, research center, or other academic institution are also eligible for the travel subsidy. Alumni without an academic affiliation are welcome to attend the conference and are eligible for hotel coverage (2 nights’ shared accommodation), but are not eligible for the travel subsidy.


2 nights’ hotel accommodation (Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23) will be covered by HYI for all non-Shanghai based HYI alumni** attending the conference. Attendees will share a room (2 twin beds) at the Jin Jiang Hotel with one other alumnus/alumna. HYI will pay for hotel room/tax, alumni are responsible for additional charges.

HYI is unable to provide accommodation for alumni who live in the Shanghai area.

HYI will arrange accommodation for officially selected panelists directly with the alumni panelists.

**The accommodation coverage is limited to HYI scholars and fellows from competitively selected HYI fellowship programs. If you are unsure if your program/affiliation with HYI qualifies, please check with us by emailing yenching@fas.harvard.edu.


To learn about conference updates, please be sure that HYI has your current email address on file – please check with us if you are not sure.

Further details about the conference will be announced this fall (on this webpage and through the HYI Alumni Newsletter – please email us if you are not already subscribed).


View the list of HYI alumni who are officially registered to attend the June 23, 2018 alumni conference in Shanghai
If your name is not on this list but you have tried to register, please contact yenching@fas.harvard.edu. You are not registered until you have received a reply from HYI. If you are unable to receive a reply from us in 3 business days, please try to contact HYI staff by WeChat or phone.