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New Asia Center Book Examines Mass Legal Education and Law Propaganda in China

May 20, 2018

The Asia Center Publications Program has just published Legal Lessons: Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1989, by Jennifer Altehenger.

The popularization of basic legal knowledge is an important and contested technique of state governance in China today. Its roots reach back to the early years of Chinese Communist Party rule. Legal Lessons tells the story of how the party-...

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Harvard Unviersity Asia Center Former Directors

20th Anniversary Recap – A Dialogue with the Asia Center’s Former Directors and Acting Directors

May 7, 2018

The Harvard University Asia Center’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on April 13 brought together former directors and acting directors of the Center for a panel titled “A Dialogue with the Asia Center’s Former Directors and Acting Directors on the Changing and Enduring Issues in Asia.”  The standing-room-only audience was captivated by the perspectives the former directors and acting directors shared on the challenges facing both Asia and academia, as well as by their anecdotes of their experiences with the Center.... Read more about 20th Anniversary Recap – A Dialogue with the Asia Center’s Former Directors and Acting Directors

Event Recap – 13th Annual Tsai Lecture: China's Worldview Under Xi Jinping

Event Recap – 13th Annual Tsai Lecture: China's Worldview Under Xi Jinping

April 30, 2018

With China's increasing footprint and influence around the globe, there is an urgency for scholars and policymakers to understand China’s worldview under Xi Jinping. The Honorable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, delivered the 13th annual Tsai lecture on this topic, joining the company of previous Tsai lecturers including Professor Wang Gungwu of the National University of Singapore.... Read more about Event Recap – 13th Annual Tsai Lecture: China's Worldview Under Xi Jinping

Dr. KyungSoo Rha

Asia Center Welcomes Visiting Scholar KyungSoo Rha

April 23, 2018

Dr. KyungSoo Rha, an associate professor at the Faculty of Intercultural Studies at Gakushuin Women’s College (Tokyo, Japan), has joined the Asia Center as a Visiting Scholar through March 31, 2019. During his stay, he will conduct research on “Migration and Diasporas in the Asia-pacific Area from the Perspective of Transnationalism: Its History, Present Situation and Prospects.”... Read more about Asia Center Welcomes Visiting Scholar KyungSoo Rha

Two Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowships Awarded

April 16, 2018

In September 2018, the Asia Center will welcome as postdoctoral fellows two recent Ph.D.s: Professor Elsa Clavé from Goethe University, and Dr. Xiaofei Gao from the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Victor and William Fung Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship are the first postdoctoral fellowships to be offered by the Asia Center in its effort to promote intra- and inter-Asian research.... Read more about Two Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowships Awarded