Asia Center

2018 Sep 21

Philip Thai-Book Talk: Trans-Asian Encounters and China's War on Smuggling

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Professor Philip Thai, Assistant Professor of History, Northeastern University

Chair: Professor Arunabh Ghosh, Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University

Asia Center Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

 

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2018 Sep 19

Jing-Bao Nie-In Search of a Benevolent Polity: Elderly Suicide in China and a Confucian Socio-Ethical Vision of Eldercare

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Professor Jing-Bao Nie, University of Otago, New Zealand

Chair: Professor Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Asia Center Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

 

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2018 Jul 12

Technology and Communication: Stone Architecture in Southeast Coast of China in Song and Yuan Dynasties

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

K031, CGIS North, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Speaker: Dr. Aibin Yan

Dr. Aibin Yan is an Associate Professor from the Department of Landscape Planning and Design, East China University of Science and Technology. His research interests cover Architectural History, Chinese Classical Garden, Heritage Protection and Urban Spatial Culture. During his visit of the CGA in 2018, he is focusing on the investigation and mapping of ancient stone architecture in Song and Yuan Dynasties at the southeast coast in China. He is currently serving as an academic member in China Architectural History Society, the deputy director of...

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2018 Jun 21

Conventional Border, Controversial Border, Legal Border (Presentation in Chinese with English slides)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

S050, Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Jianping Xu 徐建平

Details: Conventional Border, Controversial Border, Legal Border

Language: This presentation will be made in Chinese with English slides. Discussions will be assisted by interpreters in the audience.

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2018 Jun 21

Korea in Great Transition? Diplomacy for Denuclearization and Peace-building

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Belfer Center Library, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series 

Prof. YOON Young-kwan (Ph.D., SAIS, The Johns Hopkins University) is professor emeritus at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Korean government (2003-04). Before joining the faculty of Seoul National University in 1990, he taught at University of California at Davis. He served as Korea’s eminent representative to and the Co-chair of the East Asia Vision Group...

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2018 Jun 19

Dealing with North Korea: Insights from U.S. Negotiators RSVP

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Land Hall, 4th Floor, Belfer Building, John F. Kennedy School of Government

John Park (Moderator), Director, Korea Working Group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Former White House Coordinator for Arms Control & Weapons of Mass Distruction

Christopher Hill, Former Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Six-Party Talks

Daniel Russel, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs

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2018 Oct 12

Koichi Isobe-The Japan-U.S. Bilateral Coordination Process during the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Asia Center Fellow Seminar Series

Gen. Koichi Isobe, Asia Center fellow

Chair: Prof. Ezra Vogel, Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

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2018 May 30

From Eco-Threat to Green Leader: Narratives of China’s Environment

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Elizabeth Lord, An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

This talk aims to unpack dominant narratives about China’s environment, see how they spatialize China, and examine their assumptions and political implications. This talk argues that the environment increasingly serves as a new platform to ‘re-orientalize’ China, or construct China as an environmental ‘other,’ by those outside the country.

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