Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Apr 18

Mahindra Humanities: The Politics of History and the Historicity of Politics: Documentaries of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Rm. S050, 1730 Cambridge St.
China Humanities
Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Politics of History and the Historicity of Politics: Documentaries of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

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2016 Apr 29

Hutchins Center / Davis Center: The 'Red South' and Other Paradigms: Reflections on Teaching Race in Post-Soviet Russia | Jennifer Wilson

2:00pm

Jennifer Wilson, Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity, Slavic Language and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania

This talk will draw from Dr. Jennifer Wilson's recent experience teaching "The Harlem Renaissance: From New York to Tashkent" at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow; the course dealt with the racial dynamics of the Cold War as told through the perspectives of influential black artists and thinkers such as Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Zora Neale Hurston. Dr. Wilson will reflect on her...

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2016 May 02

Fairbank Center: China Humanities Seminar: How Should We Use the Chinese Past?: Non-Western Histories of Thought in a Global Age

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, K354, 1737 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Leigh Jenco, Associate professor of political theory at the London School of Economics

Recent work in contemporary Confucian philosophy promises the holy grail of comparative philosophy: the elaboration of a globally compelling thought-system whose terms and practitioners are generally found outside of the Euro-American historical experiences that currently dominate global terms of knowledge-production.  I argue, however, that in styling their Confucianism as adapted “for the modern world” many of...

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2016 May 02

Asia Center/Fairbank Center: Chinese Gold Miners, The "Chinese Question," and Global Politics in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St.

Presenter: Professor Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University

Discussant: Professor Arthur Kleinman, Director, Harvard Asia Center

Asia Diaspora Series, Harvard Asia Center; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

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2016 Apr 22

History of Art/Architecture: Conference: The Photographer Who Shaped Modern China: Sha Fei and His World

Fri - Sat, Apr 27 to Apr 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Friday, April 22: S020 | CGIS South | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge; For Saturday, April 23: Room 515, Sackler Museum, Broadway, Cambridge

This conference is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Department of History of Art and Architecture, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard-Yenching Institute, and China Academy of Art. There will also be a round-table discussion on CCP visual culture and Chinese revolution at 3:30pm, April 22, which includes discussants: Eugene WANG (Harvard University), Elizabeth PERRY, (Harvard University), Arunabh GHOSH (Harvard University), Jie LI (Harvard University), Catherine YEH (Boston University), and Rudolph WAGNER (Heidelberg University).

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2016 Apr 14

Fairbank Center: New Research Findings on The Great Leap Forward Famine: Understanding Mao's Great Famine through the Voices of Survivors in Anhui Province

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Room S050 | CGIS South Building | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge, MA

Presentations Include:

Professor Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr., Politics Department, Brandeis University — "Brief Reflections on The History and Politics of the Great Leap Forward Famine:  Understanding the Present through the Past"

Professor Sun Feiyu, Sociology Department, Beijing University — "The Tragedy of Mao's Revolution— The Chinese Communist Party's Destruction of the Traditional Rural Elite: Implications for the Quest for Good Governance in the PRC"

Liu Shigu, Post-Doctoral...

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2016 May 09

CMES: The Imaginative Orientalism Of Washington Irving

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Mohammed Sharafuddin
CMES Visiting Scholar, Associate Professor of English and American Literature, University of Sana'a

Dr. Sharafuddin received his M.A. from the University of Kansas in 1983 and his Ph.D. from the University of York (UK) in 1988. He has taught in various universities including Augsburg College, University of Minnesota, George Washington University, the Arab Open University (Kuwait) and the University of Sana'a.

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2016 Apr 18

CMES: From The National Epic Of 'Shahnameh' To The National Satire Of The Rhyme Of The Mouse And Cat: A Translator's Journey At The Extremes

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Ahmad Sadri
Professor of Sociology, and James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest College

Professor Sadri will start with the world debut of the new rhymed translation of the 700-year-old satirical Rhyme of the Cat and Mouse by Obeyd of Zakan. This talk aims to put the poem in its social, political and philosophical contexts and explore reasons for its staying power as the beloved national satire of Iran.

Professor Sadri provided the new translation used in artist Hamid Rahmanian's stunning illustrated edition of the Shahnameh...

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2016 Apr 28

Cntr for Ethics: Public Lecture by Charles M. Payne

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 110, Harvard Yard

"Claim No Easy Victories: Can the Social Sciences Serve the Equity Interest of the Poor?"

This talk argues that  much of the academic discourse on inequality, educational and otherwise, has been hijacked, if you will, by two elite discourses, both self-congratulatory, both framing inequality in ways that don’t give us as much real-world leverage as we might have. On the one hand, scholars may be so afraid of “blaming the victim” they may be unable to consider a full-range of the possible levers to change, often working to the detriment of the most disadvantaged...

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2016 May 03

Cntr for Jewish Studies: Square Pegs into Round Holes: Creating Moscow’s New Museum of Jewish History

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
In this presentation Dr. Dekel-Chen will discuss some of the issues arising from the planning and execution of the museum, the challenges of synthesizing this volatile history for a Russian-speaking audience, relations with the owners of the museum and the implications of creating this space in Putin’s Russia, including the recent international conflict surrounding the fate of the so-called “Schneersohn” library. Dr. Jonathan Dekel-Chen served from 2008-2012 as one of five members on the international academic consultant committee that created the content of the museum....
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