South Korean President Yoon Talks Nuclear Threats From North Korea at Harvard IOP Forum
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol discussed growing nuclear threats from North Korea at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday evening, capping off his six-day visit to the United States.
Tibetan Freedom Fighter Recounts Role Leading Independence Movement at Tsai Lecture
Former Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration Lobsang Sangay recounted his experience as the prominent political leader of a Tibetan exile organization in the midst of social and political turmoil between Tibet and China at the 17th annual Tsai Lecture Wednesday.
43rd Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival Draws Thousands to Charles River For First Time in Two Years
Thousands of Cambridge residents, tourists, and volunteers convened at Boston’s 43rd annual Dragon Boat Festival Sunday to celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday through vibrant festivities and boat racing on the Charles River.
'Final Bow for Yellowface' Project Co-Founders Decry Racist Portrayals of Asians in Classical Ballet
Co-founders of the “Final Bow for Yellowface” project discussed their efforts to confront and remove caricature-like portrayals of Asians in classical ballet at a virtual event hosted by Houghton Library Tuesday.
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Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy students performed a dragon dance by the Charles River.
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A Royal East Restaurant employee serves festival attendees Asian cuisine offerings from the restaurant's menu.
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A record 76 teams of over 1500 paddlers from across the country competed in this year’s Boston Dragon Boat Festival races.
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Boston Dragon Boat Festival attendees buy boba milk tea from the popular Tea Station food truck.
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Dancers from the Needham-based Artisan Dance Academy performed a traditional Chinese dance at the Boston Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday.
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Thousands flocked to the Charles River to witness the annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival races.
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Festival attendees ate zongzi — traditional Chinese rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves — in between races.
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Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy students demonstrated martial arts during the 2019 Dragon Boat festival.
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The 2019 dragon boat race competitors represented a variety of groups, including schools, museums, banks, and cancer survivors.
Min Jin Lee
Min Jin Lee is the author of New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Pachinko.
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
Duncan Ryūken Williams is a Professor of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Southern California Dornsife.
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.
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.
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.
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
Students taste bubble tea from Taiwan. The station was part of the International Tea Tasting hosted by the Harvard Taiwanese Cultural Society.
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.