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Asia Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary This Friday

April 9, 2018

Dear colleagues, students, visitors, and friends,

This spring marks an important milestone for the Asia Center – the 20th anniversary of its founding – which we are celebrating on Friday, April 13, 2018, with a day of talks and panels featuring students, current and former Center directors, and other distinguished speakers who have been instrumental in the work of the Asia Center.  The day concludes with the Asia Center’s Thirteenth Tsai Lecture, delivered by the Honorable Kevin Rudd.... Read more about Asia Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary This Friday

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13th Annual Tsai Lecture to Present The Honorable Kevin Rudd

April 8, 2018

On Friday, The Honorable Kevin Rudd will conclude the Asia Center's daylong 20th Anniversary Celebration by presenting the thirteenth annual Tsai Lecture entitled, "China's Worldview Under Xi Jinping."

The Honorable Kevin Rudd joined the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) as its inaugural President in January 2015. ASPI is dedicated to using second-track diplomacy to assist governments and businesses in resolving policy challenges within Asia and between Asia and the West. Mr. Rudd is also Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, where he led a review of...

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Asia Center Graduate Student Associate Applications Due Apr. 24

April 5, 2018

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center invites Harvard University graduate students who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries to apply to become Asia Center Graduate Student Associates (GSAs). Applications for both the GSA and Asia Center Graduate Student Associates in Residence (GSAR) programs are due Tuesday, April 24, 2018.... Read more about Asia Center Graduate Student Associate Applications Due Apr. 24

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Asia Center to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

April 1, 2018

This spring marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Harvard Asia Center. To celebrate, the Center will be hosting a day of talks and panels on Friday, April 13, featuring students, current and former Asia Center directors, and other distinguished speakers who have been instrumental in the work of the Asia Center. The event will be capped by a keynote address delivered by the Honorable Kevin Rudd.

The Asia Center 20th Anniversary event takes place from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13. Talks and panels, with the exception of the Tsai Lecture, will take...

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Writing for Print: Publishing and the Making of Textual Authority in Late Imperial China

New Asia Center Book Examines Self-Publishing in Late Imperial China

April 1, 2018

The Asia Center Publications Program has just published Writing for Print: Publishing and the Making of Textual Authority in Late Imperial China, by Suyoung Son. This book examines the widespread practice of self-publishing by writers in late imperial China, focusing on the relationships between manuscript tradition and print convention, peer patronage and popular fame, and gift exchange and commercial transactions in textual production and circulation.... Read more about New Asia Center Book Examines Self-Publishing in Late Imperial China

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Comparing HIV, Tuberculosis Care Across Indonesia

March 26, 2018

Jared Perlo, A.B. Candidate, History and Science

Whenever a classmate asks why I have enjoyed my Harvard experience as much as I have, I inevitably land on the incredible research experiences and opportunities made possible by the University. My winter break research in Indonesia, supported by the William H. Overholt fund, lands at the top of that list. Over the span of 25 days, I crisscrossed Indonesia to learn how HIV and tuberculosis care differs across communities and states (especially within LGBT populations), and to understand and document the experiences...

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Student Report – Copycat Architecture and Landscape in China and Japan

March 17, 2018

Boya Guo, M.A. Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design

During the winter of 2018, I visited four sites: Hangzhou (China), Wuzhen (China), Kyoto (Japan), and Osaka (Japan) to study and compare traditions of copying and their modern spatial isomorphism in China and Japan with the support from Victor and William Fung Foundation Fund at the Harvard Asia Center. The project was conducted by doing theoretical and historical research, visual analysis, and on-site research, including interviews with residents and experts.... Read more about Student Report – Copycat Architecture and Landscape in China and Japan

Upcoming Harvard Faculty Grants Deadline: Monday, Mar. 19

March 12, 2018
Harvard faculty are encouraged to apply for Asia Center research (up to $20,000), conference (up to $50,000), and seminar grants (up to $20,000). Preference is given to projects that involve more than one country or region of East, South, or Southeast Asia and/or that approach the topic from more than one discipline. Please see the Faculty Grants webpage for applications and details on each of the grant types.
Stefan Huebner, Asia Center Visiting Scholar

Asia Center Welcomes Visiting Scholar Stefan Huebner

March 11, 2018

Dr. Stefan Huebner, a research fellow at National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute, has joined the Asia Center as a Visiting Scholar, in residence through May 31, 2018. He will conduct research for his book project, “City upon the Sea: Humanity’s Colonization of the Oceans since the Twentieth Century” and article project, “Sports in Asia and the Global History of the YMCA.”... Read more about Asia Center Welcomes Visiting Scholar Stefan Huebner