China

University

Professor First to Translate Chinese Poet's Complete Works

University Professor Stephen Owen completed an eight-year-long project to translate Chinese poet Du Fu’s 1,400 poems into English, aiming to make the works more accessible.

Social Sciences Division

Fairbank Center Forms Student Group, Citing Interest in China

Members of the newly-formed Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Student Advisory Committee met for the first time this week to discuss how to increase undergraduate involvement at the Center.

Obituary

Colleagues Remember Philip A. Kuhn As Mentor and Scholar

Former students and colleagues remembered Philip A. Kuhn ’54, once director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and professor of History and East Asian Languages, for his contributions to Chinese studies and mentorship of graduate students.

"Empty Chairs."
Books

"Empty Chairs."

Books

'Empty Chairs' Full of Feeling

Liu Xia has seen her husband and her brother repeatedly arrested, jailed, and imprisoned, for likely politically-motivated reasons, and has herself been placed under house arrest and constant surveillance. It is no wonder that Kafka is a recurring figure in her poetry.

China’s Next 5 Years
China

China’s Next 5 Years

Xu Zhong, a visiting scholar in Harvard’s economic department, speaks in Chinese about China’s development and future on Friday afternoon. The event was hosted by the Harvard China Forum.

Harvard Hackathon
Undergraduate Council

Photos of the Weekend (11/15/15)

edX: “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought”
Higher Education

EdX Course on Mao Raises Questions of Propaganda

The course has garnered controversy, with some questioning whether it objectively teaches Mao Zedong’s theories, strategies, and policies and calling it a reiteration of the Chinese Communist Party ideology.

Central Administration

New Global Institute Grants $3.75M to China Climate Research

Based at the Harvard Center Shanghai, the new Harvard Global Institute will provide grants to research projects that focus on climate and energy science, economics, engineering, and environmental health.

Central Administration

Elliott Draws on Scholarship as International Affairs​​ Provost

Colleagues say East Asian Languages and Civilizations professor Mark Elliott provides valuable expertise to Harvard's global outreach.

Xi Jinping Panel
On Campus

Xi Jinping Panel

A group of China experts gathered Wednesday afternoon in the Center for Government and International Studies to answer questions audience members would ask Chinese President Xi Jinxing if given the chance. Discussion topics ranged from China's economy to environmental issues to higher education in both the US and China.

Su Mang at China Forum
Memorial Church

Su Mang at China Forum

Su Mang, President and CEO of Trends Media Group, speaks at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Harvard China Forum at Memorial Church on Sunday. The Forum served as an opportunity for prominent leaders to speak on China-related issues throughout the weekend.

Su Mang at China Forum
College

Business Leaders Speak at Annual Harvard China Forum

Speeches and panels fell under this year’s theme of “defining the Chinese dream,” and addressed the challenges of entrepreneurship in China.

IOP

Former Australian PM Calls for U.S.-China Cooperation

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin M. Rudd urged the U.S. and Chinese governments to develop a common strategic narrative to improve their relations during a panel.

IOP

Former UN Security Council President Talks China

Former United Nations Security Council president Kishore Mahbubani argued that the U.S. needs to begin considering a world in which China is the primary superpower on Wednesday night.