The Harvard-Yenching Institute has selected 22 visiting scholars and fellows from major universities in Asia. Established in 1928, the Harvard-Yenching Institute is an independent foundation dedicated to advancing higher education in Asia, with special attention to the study of Asian culture. The group of visiting scholars and fellows includes faculty members and advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.

Selected visiting scholars come to Harvard for a year of research and collaboration with local faculty members, and visiting fellows come for a year and a half to work on their dissertation. Since 1953, more than 1,000 scholars and fellows from East Asia and Southeast Asia have received Harvard-Yenching Institute visiting scholarships and fellowships.

Visiting scholars and their projects:

Jin Cao, associate professor, School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, “Women’s Alternative Media in Mainland China”

Lik-Kwan Cheung, instructor, Department of Literature, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Spatial Imagination and Cultural Politics in Chinese Leftist Writers’ Travel Writings”

Xiaocai Feng, professor, Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, “Regional Association in Political Changes of Modern China: A Focus on Ningbo Native-place Association”

Fengfeng Gao, associate professor, Department of English, Peking University, Beijing, China, “The Ancient Commentary Tradition in the Late Antiquity”

Joon Han, associate professor, Department of Sociology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, “The Origin and Consequences of Institutional Changes in Korea: From Colonial Modernity to Compressed Modernity”

Suhua Hu, professor, Institute of Chinese, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China, “Linguistic Characteristics of the ‘Scripture of Ancestor’s Road’”

Natsumi Ikoma, senior associate professor, Department of Literature, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, “Representation of Crisis in Contemporary Society: Mechanism of Monstrosity”

Ryuta Itagaki, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, “Social History of Brewing in Modern Korea”

Sung Ho Kim, professor, Department of Political Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, “To Make a Nation: Constitutional Norms, National Identity and State-Formation in South Korea, 1945-1948”

Teilee Kuong, associate professor, Department of Law, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, “Development of the Concept of Property Rights in East Asian Transitional Markets — Cambodia, China and Vietnam in Comparative and Historical Perspectives”

Sung Yup Lee, assistant professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, “Re-examining the Relations Between the Imperial Diet of Japan and Colonial Korea”

Hongliang Lü, assistant professor, Department of Archaeology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, “Environment and Social Complexity: The Transition from the Neolithic to Bronze Age in the Highlands of Western Sichuan”

Masayuki Sato, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, “The Contextualization of International Xunzi Studies as a Basis for the Reconstruction of Confucian Ethics in the 21st Century”

Wei Wang, assistant research fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, “Cases of le, zhe and guo: A Study of Chinese Aspectuality from a Typological Perspective”

Xiaohong Wu, professor, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, Beijing, China, “Cultural Change in Ancient China: The Tempo of Transition in the Formative Period”

Visiting fellows and their dissertation topics:

Myunghui Ha, Ph.D. candidate, Department of English, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, “The Importance of Things in Defoe’s Fiction of Self, Nation, and Empire”

Misato Ido, Ph.D. candidate, Center for Philosophy, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, “Cosmology of Tsukinami-Fuzoku-zu Byobu”

Dae Hong Kim, Ph.D. candidate, College of Law, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, “Application of the Great Ming Code and Due Process of Law”

Han Sang Kim, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, “World-picture Visualized: An Analysis of Propaganda Films Made in South Korea”

Hunmi Lee, Ph.D. candidate, Department of International Relations, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, “Power, Knowledge, and International Relations: Rethinking the Enlightenment Reform Movement in Korea, 1905-1910”

Wun-Sze Sylvia Lee, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Negotiation, Status, and Power: Garden Strategies of Elite Women in Jiangnan: China in the 17th Century”

Okja Seo, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, “Selling Sex, Selling Emotion: An Ethnography of U.S. Military Camptowns in South Korea”

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