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Asia

Min Jin Lee
Books

Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee is the author of New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Pachinko.

Bacow in China
Higher Education

Bacow Makes First Official Trip to Asia, Defends Academic Freedom and Harvard’s Global Presence

In his second international trip, University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended academic freedom and outlined his vision for Harvard’s future in China, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Duncan Ryūken Williams
Asia

Duncan Ryūken Williams

Duncan Ryūken Williams is a Professor of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Southern California Dornsife.

Cambodia
Endpaper

Cambodia

The fields near Botum Sakor, in southwestern Cambodia.

Academics

Steel Magnate Renames South Asia Institute with $25 Million Donation

Steel magnate Lakshmi N. Mittal and his family donated $25 million to establish an endowment at Harvard’s South Asia Institute, retitling the institute in his namesake.

cherry blossoms
Asia

cherry blossoms

Mapping Asia
On Campus

Mapping Asia

The central piece in Harvard University Asia Center’s “Mapping Asia” exhibit in CGIS South visually anchors a variety of smaller maps. The exhibit aims to highlights the dilemmas of historical and contemporary cartography of the region.

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.

DMZ
Asia

DMZ Disney

The DMZ is full of contradictions.

edX: “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought”
Higher Education

edX: “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought”

Tshingua University’s edX course “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought” has come under criticism for purportedly espousing Communist party propaganda. A screenshot from the an introductory video on the course’s website shows the former leader of the People’s Republic of China.

International Tea Tasting
On Campus

International Tea Tasting

Students taste bubble tea from Taiwan. The station was part of the International Tea Tasting hosted by the Harvard Taiwanese Cultural Society.

Vigil for Turkey
Events

Students, Faculty Honor Victims of Ankara Terrorist Attack

​Harvard affiliates gathered on the steps of Memorial Church Sunday evening for a candlelit vigil honoring the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey.

College

College Rolls Out Asian American Studies Working Group

“The role [of the working group] is to provide an intergenerational space to talk about the field of Asian American studies,” the group's graduate student coordinator Helen J. Kim said.

Holi 2015
College

Holi 2015

Students gathered in the MAC Quad on April 12 to celebrate Holi. Organized by Harvard Dharma, hundreds of students gathered to throw paint and celebrate the Indian holiday.

Shinzo Abe, with Joseph S. Nye
IOP

Shinzo Abe, with Joseph S. Nye

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, next to Harvard’s Joseph S. Nye, responds to a question from the audience on Monday morning at the Institute of Politics. Abe, currently on a visit to the United States, touched upon topics such as economic development and international cooperations as well as more recent developments in women’s rights.

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