Welcome to the Harvard-Yenching Institute! We are an independent foundation located on the campus of Harvard University whose primary mission is to advance higher education in Asia. Established in 1928, the Institute today provides a range of support – to Harvard and to our 60 partner universities in Asia – for research, training, libraries, and publications in the humanities and social sciences with special attention to Asian Studies.

On this website, in addition to background on the history and operations of the Institute, you will find up-to-date information on fellowship and grant opportunities, training programs and academic events, and publications. Please feel free to browse the many features of this website – including book reviews of recent scholarship in Asian languages by our Visiting Fellows, research working papers by our Visiting Scholars, news of our distinguished alumni, and much more. We hope you will visit us often!

Elizabeth J. Perry
Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute