HYI Alumni News: Winter 2022

Alumni News

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent honors, promotions, and publications!

PK Anand (Urban Studies Training Program Visiting Fellow, 2016-17) is author of the book chapter “Worlds of Work in the Belt and Road: Analysing Dynamics of Labour in Chinese Enterprises in Africa” in The Belt and Road Initiative in Asia, Africa, and Europe (edited by David Arase and Pedro Miguel Amakasu Raposo de Medeiros Carvalho) (London: Routledge, 2022). He was also a Visiting Faculty at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru from November 2022 – January 2023, and as of February 2023 has joined the Centre of Excellence for Himalayan Studies, Shiv Nadar Institute of Eminence (Deemed to be University), Delhi National Capital Region, as a Fellow.

Waka Aoyama (Visiting Scholar, 2013-14) received the Daido Life Foundation Incentive Award for Area Studies in 2022. She received the award for her studies on the Sama-Bajau, specifically An Intimate Journey: Finding Myself Amongst the Sama-Bajau (Kyoto University Press + Trans Pacific Press, 2020), which was based on her Harvard-Yenching Working Paper Series papers.

Waka Aoyama (Visiting Scholar, 2013-14) and Masao Imamura (Visiting Fellow 2012-13) have been awarded the 39th Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize (Special Prize) for their Japanese translation of A History of Southeast Asia: Critical Crossroads by Anthony Reid (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), supervised translation by Atsushi Ota and Noriyuki Osada; translation by Waka Aoyama, Masao Imamura, and Takashi Hasuda, The University of Nagoya Press, 2021 (link to Nagoya U. Press website for: Volume 1 | Volume 2)

Yuichi Asai (Linguistic and Semiotic Anthropology Training Program Visiting Scholar, 2021-22) is co-editor of 翻訳とはなにか:記号論と翻訳論の地平——あるいは、世界を多様化する変換過程について (On Translation: A Jakobsonian-Semiotic Approach to Translation and Translation Studies, with a Particular Focus on the Transformative Process of Diversifying Worlds), published by Sangen-sha, September 2022.

Cao Jin (Visiting Scholar, 2009-10) received first prize in the Second Teaching Innovation Competition (Professor Group) of Fudan University in 2022.

Jack Meng-Tat Chia (RSEA fellow, 2009-12) has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his contribution to historical scholarship.

The preface to Fan Shuhua (Visiting Scholar, 1996-97)’s Chinese-language edition of her book The Harvard-Yenching Institute and Cultural Engineering: Remaking the Humanities in China, 1924–1951 (文化工程:哈佛燕京学社与中国人文学科的再建: 1924-1951, Peking University Press, 2017), has been published online in English and Chinese. The preface, by HYI Director Elizabeth J. Perry, entitled “The Harvard-Yenching Institute: Past, Present, and Future,” is also available online in Chinese (哈佛燕京学社的历史、现实与未来).

Kwon Huck-ju (Visiting Scholar, 2013-14) is author of 갈등사회의 공공정책: 자유와 책임의 관점에서 (Social Conflict and Making Public Policy), Seoul National University Press, 2022.

Hoang-Yen Nguyen (Visiting Scholar, 2020-21) is author of “Vietnamese Scholars and Their Perception of the West in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: The Cases of Nguyễn Văn Siêu, Nguyễn Tư Giản, and Đặng Huy Trứ” in Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (2022).

Nguyen Ngoc Tho (Visiting Fellow, 2007-08; Visiting Scholar, 2017-18) is author of 落地生根:越南部華人禮俗文化的保存與遷移 (Taking root wherever you land: Cultural preservation and transformation among the ethnic Chinese in Southern Vietnam).

Park Sunyoung (HYI Research Scholar, 2011-12) was elected as the 13th president of The Manchurian Studies Association for 2023-2025. Her paper “A New Centennial Dream: China’s Second Centennial Plan and Sino-US Relations” was published in Proceedings of Topical Issues in International Political Geography (2023). She will attend the 6th Zhou Enlai International conference from 21-24 April, 2023 in Tianjin China.

Sun Huei-min (Visiting Scholar, 2015-16) is co-editor (with Cécile Armand and Christian Henriot) of Knowledge, Power, and Networks: Elites in Transition in Modern China (Brill, 2022).

Tang Xiaobing (Visiting Scholar, 2017-18) is author of 北美学踪:从温哥华到波士顿 (From Vancouver to Boston: My Study Experiences in North America), 上海书店出版社, June 2022.

Veda Vaidyanathan (Chinese Studies in India Visiting Fellow, 2016-17) is author of the book chapters “Examination of Chinese BRI projects in Africa: An Indian perspective” in The Belt and Road Initiative in Asia, Africa, and Europe (London: Routledge, 2022) and “Reimagining Engagement and Realigning Priorities: Contrasting Indian and Chinese Approaches to Africa” in African-Asian Relations: Past, Present, Future (World Society Studies/Swiss African Studies, 2022). She is also co-author of the policy brief Global China in Africa: Documenting Indian Perspectives from Ghana, Global China Hub, Atlantic Council, December 2022.

Zhang Longxi (HYI Doctoral Scholar, 1983-87) is author of A History of Chinese Literature (Routledge, November 2022)

Zhu Xufeng (Visiting Scholar, 2008-09) was appointed as Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University in March 2023.

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