Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Oct 25

Warren Center: Film Screening & Discussion : La Palabra en el Bosque

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street

 

Speaker: Jeffrey Gould, Film Director & Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University

Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

During the early 1970s, hundreds of peasants in a remote region of El Salvador began to emulate the early Christians, working the land together and building communities based on solidarity. By the late 1970s, thousands of peasants in northern Morazán organized to resist National Guard repression which often involved...

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2016 Nov 14

Fairbank Center: The Master Branches Out: Images of Confucius in Contemporary China

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, K262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

As Confucius (551-479 BCE) has returned to political favor in recent years, his image has become ubiquitous in mainland China and increasingly used abroad to symbolize Chinese culture.  Represented in a great variety of media, both traditional and modern, depictions of the ancient teacher serve new purposes and address a much wider audience than ever before.  Sometimes based on imagery from the dynastic era, when Confucius was meaningful to just the educated elite, his recent portrayals range from monumental public statues and paintings to movies, cartoons, and avant...

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2016 Oct 28

Fairbank Center: Du Fu (712-770): China’s Greatest Poet: A Conference in Honor of the Library of Chinese Humanities

Fri - Sat, Nov 2 to Nov 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

 

Website: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/dufu/home

The symposium brings together over twenty scholars in premodern and modern Chinese literary studies from North America and East Asia.  The discussions will focus on four aspects:

  • Rethinking Du Fu in the context of the medieval world and poetics
  • Dimensions of Du Fu’s works less explored in Du Fu studies, such as Buddhism, humor, self-exegesis, and everyday life
  • Reception of Du Fu from Song through Qing literature,...
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2016 Oct 25

Ash Center: "A New Asia: How China Shaped the Postwar Global Order"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Loeb House at Harvard University, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

2016 S.T. Lee Lecture

The Harvard Kennedy School Office of Alumni Relations and Resource Development and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation invite you to the 2016 S.T. Lee Lecture, presented by Rana Mitter, Professor of History and Politics of Modern China...

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2016 Nov 14

Mahindra Humanities: The All-Encompassing Lamp of Awareness: A Forgotten Treasure of the Great Perfection, Its Authorship and Historical Significance

4:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Kresge Foundation Room (114), 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Buddhist Studies Forum
Matthew Kapstein, University of Chicago, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
The All-Encompassing Lamp of Awareness: A Forgotten Treasure of the Great Perfection, Its Authorship and Historical Significance
Cosponsored...

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