星期一, 11月 08, 2021



Fairbank Center Upcoming Events | Fall 2021

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NOVEMBER 8 - 21, 2021






Competition, Coexistence and the Future of US-China Relations

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM EST
Via Zoom

Speaker: Evan S. Medeiros, Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies and the Cling Family Senior Fellow in US-China Relations, Georgetown University

Dr. Medeiros’ background is a unique blend of regional expertise and government experience. He served for six years on the staff of the National Security Council as director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia and then as special assistant to the president and senior director for Asia. In the latter role, Dr. Medeiros was President Barack Obama’s top advisor on the Asia-Pacific and was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific across areas of diplomacy, defense policy, economic policy, and intelligence. Prior to joining the White House, Medeiros worked for seven years as a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. From 2007 to 2008, he also served as policy advisor to Secretary Hank Paulson Jr., working on the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Presented via Zoom Webinar
Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_caT_vQMcRyWfla_27AwxKg



Cross-Strait Relations One Year After Biden's Election

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 PM EST
Via Zoom 
and from the Legislative Yuan, Taipei 

Steven Goldstein
, Sophia Smith Professor of Government at Smith College Emeritus and director of the Taiwan Studies Workshop, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
Alastair Iain Johnston, Laine professor of China in World Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University
Sara Newland, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Smith College
Szue-chin Philip Hsu, Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University
Yi-Feng Tao, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University
Johnny Chi-chen Chiang, Congressman, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and chairperson of Kuomingtan (March 2020 – October 2021)
Mark Chih-Wei Ho, Congressman, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and member of the Central Standing Committee, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)

George Yin,
National Service Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University and Adjunct Research Fellow, Center for China Studies, National Taiwan University

One year after Biden’s election, cross strait and US-China relations seem more unstable than during the Trump administration. If the status quo is desirable, what can the U.S. and Taiwan do to maintain the status quo? This hybrid webinar brings together US and Taiwan scholars, in addition to Taiwanese policymakers, to explore the drivers of increasing tensions in the cross-strait area, and to examine the credibility of proposed solutions.

Presented via Zoom Webinar and from the Legislative Yuan in Tapei
Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2RgCTSP7RLS04cd00ao9mw





Pinyin and Paper Fans: China-Funded Education Programs in U.S. Schools

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM EST
Via Zoom

Speaker: Naima Green-Riley, Ph.D. Candidate and Raymond Vernon Fellow, Department of Government, Harvard University; Former Consular Officer, US. Consulate General, Guangzhou, China

Presented via Zoom Webinar
Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eLCvJ6-0Rr2lNz68lP6IhQ


The Shifting Limits of Reform: Literature and Censorship in China since 1979

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST
Via Zoom

Speaker: Michel Hockx, Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Notre Dame

On July 30, 1979, Deng Xiaoping addressed the fourth national conference of Chinese writers and artists. Towards the end of his speech he stated, to collective sighs of relief, that “the Party’s leadership of literature and the arts does not mean issuing orders, nor requiring writers and artists to make themselves subservient to […] political tasks.” In doing so, he redefined the relationship between CCP ideologues and creative producers, which had become increasingly politicized during the first thirty years of Communist rule. He also set the template for later “important speeches” on art and literature by Party leaders, which have been a core component of Chinese cultural policy ever since. Looking at leaders’ speeches as a genre of cultural production, I show how each leader after Deng tried to confirm the post-1979 consensus that promised more freedom to cultural producers, while at the same time indicating where the limits to that freedom might lie. The talk will engage with these speeches against three discrete backgrounds: the ongoing dismantlement of what was once the “socialist literary system,” the claims made about Chinese censorship and “self-censorship” in American and European public opinion, and the theoretical debates about structural censorship in the field of New Censorship Studies.

Presented via Zoom Webinar
Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0g9r82GHRkWZB9IOPyT9Wg


Publisher at Work: Yu Xiangdou's Images and Visualizing Intellectual Labor

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 PM EST
Via Zoom

Speaker: Suyoung Son, Associate Professor, Cornell University

How could intangible, tacit intellectual labor be legible, acknowledged, and compensated? The relationship between authorship and authorial property was hotly debated in late imperial China when a flurry of fakes, forgeries, and counterfeits abounded in the commercial book market. My talk will use examples from Yu Xiangdou (ca. 1560-1637), one of the most successful commercial publishers in Jianyang, to discuss how he claimed the hitherto invisible and therefore uncredited intellectual endeavor of making the books. Away from the prevailing conception that the images inserted in his printed books are portraits of Yu Xiangdou himself, I will approach his images in terms of the highly conventionalized image-signs and argue that his images serve as a liminal link between incorporeal authorship and material proprietorship.

Presented via Zoom
Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcOyuqTItH9XHfGGHtpzj0f6bGEsaGjG0


Early Childhood Development in Rural China: The Biggest (or Smallest?) Challenge That China Faces That No One Knows About

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM EST
Via Zoom

Speaker: Scott Rozelle, Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of the Center on China's Economy and Institutions, Stanford University

Presented via Zoom Webinar
Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e8FiHfV1QPuSdM6ZqZicWw





Taiwan Studies: New Questions and Challenges

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM EST
Via Zoom

Kevin Luo 羅巍, Tsinghua University
Chih-Wei Chung 鍾秩維, Fu Jen Catholic University
Su-Yon Lee 李時雍, National Taiwan University
Jaewoong Jeon 全在雄, Harvard University
Lawrence Yang 楊子樵, Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Cheng-Heng Lu 盧正恆, Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

David Der-wei Wang
王德威, Harvard University

A bilingual workshop sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and Hou Family Foundation

Presented via Zoom
Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sQ5ZItvGTXWJIg2wVNapuA


Re-Articulations: Foreign Literature Studies in Taiwan

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST
Via Zoom

Speaker: Chih-ming Wang, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2021-22
Chair/discussant: David Wang, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

This talk revisits the institutional and intellectual history of foreign literature studies in Taiwan through the lenses of colonial modernity and traveling theory. It contends that the discipline of foreign literature studies is fundamentally a project of re-articulation—not only to introduce the Western canon in local contexts, but moreover to resignify it in the global/local nexus for social political transformations. It is particularly wedded to the formation of the Taiwan-China division born out of the civil war and Cold War contexts in 1949. To explain the political meanings of its discipline formations, I will focus on two examples: CT Hsia’s literary modernism as a form of anti-Romanticism in the Cold War era and the translation of subjectivity as zhutixing in the post-martial law Taiwan. Whereas Hsia in the 1950s intended literary criticism to be a means for political rectification in modern China, the translingual birth of zhutixing in the 1990s literalized the power of theory in the making of postcolonial Taiwan.

Presented via Zoom
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More information: https://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/rearticulations-foreign-literature-studies-in-taiwan/



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