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.
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.
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.
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.
Colleagues say East Asian Languages and Civilizations professor Mark Elliott provides valuable expertise to Harvard's global outreach.
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, 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.
Speeches and panels fell under this year’s theme of “defining the Chinese dream,” and addressed the challenges of entrepreneurship in China.
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.
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.
Harvard has authorized the opening of three new offices abroad in Cape Town, Beijing, and Mumbai, which would join the 16 existing international offices.
“I wish [Divest Harvard] would focus on accomplishing what we want to accomplish, which is have an effect on climate change,” University President Drew G. Faust said.
Keynote speakers at the Harvard US-China Economic Forum stressed the importance of building economic relationships abroad, as well as fostering connections among domestic groups, on Saturday.