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SAI Event Topic : Cosponsored Event


Sat, March 25, 2017 from 01:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Asian Borderlands: the First Annual Symposium

Cosponsored Event

This is the first meeting of a proposed annual conference of a research network that will meet every year at a different university, our other partner institutions being Chicago, Columbia and Cornell. Graduate Students from Harvard and beyond will convene to discuss a range of historical topics about border-making and border-crossing in various parts of early modern and modern Asia. The topics are of interest to students of South Asian, South-east Asian, Indian Ocean and East-Asian history. All are welcome to join us for the presentations and subsequent discussions, and no registration is required.

Along with the public conference, there are a series of paper workshops and closed-door roundtable discussions with faculty experts on various relevant topics on Friday, March 24. These sessions are restricted to faculty and graduate students. Interested graduate students should email aniket_de@g.harvard.edu for the reading list/ packet for the Friday workshops, with which some familiarity will be expected. Harvard faculty from all departments are most welcome to attend all sessions on both the days.

Sponsored by the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, History Department, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, South Asia Institute, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. 

START
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 01:00pm

END
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Thu, March 23, 2017 from 04:15pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S250

POSTPONED: Film Screening: For Fun

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for the fall semester.

Cosponsored Event

A charming story of a group of senior citizens who set up a Peking Opera club in hopes of finding revitalization through singing and dancing. Fast paced and delightful.

Cosponsored with the Asia Center

START
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:15pm

END
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

For Fun
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Wed, March 22, 2017 from 04:15pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S153

POSTPONED: Film Screening: Old Partner

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for the fall semester.

Cosponsored Event

An elderly farmer lives out his final days with his wife and a loyal ox in the Korean countryside.

Cosponsored with the Asia Center

START
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:15pm

END
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Old Partner
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Mon, March 20, 2017 from 04:15pm - 07:15pm  /  CGIS South, S250

POSTPONED: Film Screening: Baghban

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for the fall semester.

Cosponsored Event

An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others.

Cosponsored with Asia Center

START
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 04:15pm

END
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 07:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Baghban
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Fri, March 10, 2017  /  Harvard Graduate School of Design

A World of Women Villages

Cosponsored Event

February 6 – March 10 2017
Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2nd Floor Exhibition Wall

Ashley C. Thompson, Design Studies in Risk and Resilience, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Curated from a collection of portraits of women and girls taken over more than 25 years of global travel, the exhibition presents ten portraits of women in rural villages from Nepal, Bhutan, Peru, and French Guiana. Accompanied by description and personal narrative, the work draws attention to a gendered global phenomenon: boys and men departing their homes and families, while the women remain.

The resulting distortion of the gender demographic across geographies and cultures is startling – villages everywhere seemingly inhabited only by women, children, and the elderly or impaired. Capturing the journey and imagination, of an American woman raised nomadically, the exhibition intimately frames her encounters with these girls and women and the realities they face, so drastically different from her own, incorporated into her own story of self.

START
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

END
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

VENUE
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Harvard University

ADDRESS
48 Quincy St,
Cambridge, MA

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Thu, February 9, 2017 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.

“Argaḍa” and “Nirargaḍa”

Cosponsored Event

Liu Zhen, Professor, National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute

Chair/Discussant: Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

This talk will offer a short introduction to the Sanskrit word “argaḍa” and its antonym “nirargaḍa”. The word “argaḍa” first appears in Brāhmaṇa literature to refer to a bolt that locks a cowshed. The word continued to be used in post-Vedic literature, including Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist texts in which it refers to a bolt used on the door of a house or city gate. A more detailed description of an argaḍa is, however, found in the technical texts and its image is found in works of art. “Argaḍa” and its antonym “nirargaḍa” later became a paired metaphor used in a religious context. In addition to this pair of words, this presentation will discuss the related compound “nirargaḍamedha,” which means a kind of sacrifice.

Liu Zhen studied Indology, Tibetology and Sinology at Universität-München, Germany from 2001-2008. He is currently a professor in the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, and Director of the Center for Gandhian and Indian Studies, at Fudan University. His research specialties are Veda and Vedic literature, comparisons between Chinese and Indian literature, Indian Mahā- and Hīna-yāna Buddhism, comparisons of Indian, Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist documents, Sanskrit manuscripts and Indian and Central Asian art.

Cosponsored with Harvard Yenching Institute

START
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 12:00pm

END
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 01:30pm

VENUE
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.

ADDRESS
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Tue, January 17, 2017 from 07:00pm - 08:30pm  /  Lahore, Pakistan

Misaq-e-Ishq: The Covenant of Love

Cosponsored Event

The Lahore Biennale Foundation, the LUMS School of Education and the Harvard South Asia Institute present

An Evening dedicated to Music, Poetry and the Arts
Misaq-e-Ishq: The Covenant of Love

Featuring

Music and poetry recital by
Ali Sethi

With Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures at Harvard University

And an introduction to the inaugural Lahore Biennale by Artistic Director Rashid Rana
Location: Ali Institute of Education, Main Auditorium, Ferozepur Road

A music-and-poetry recital around the Sufi ideal of Love. Spanning many regions, languages and eras, the ensemble touches upon the works of regional masters and Sufi visionaries Amir Khusraw, Shams Sabzwari, Bulleh Shah, and Shah Abdul Latif.
Donations will be used to promote the arts and education.

This event is supported by
Institute for Policy Reforms

For Event Passes, contact 0321-948-6822

Facebook Event

START
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 07:00pm

END
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 08:30pm

VENUE
Lahore, Pakistan

ADDRESS
Lahore, Pakistan

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Wed, September 14, 2016 from 06:00pm - 08:00pm  /  MIT Tang Center

Jazz Goes to Bollywood

Cosponsored Event

MIT-India and the Harvard South Asia Institute present South Asia and Its Diasporas, a speakers series

Naresh Fernandes, Author of Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay’s Jazz Age

Discussant: Vivek BaldAssociate Professor, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT

In the late 1950s, a period acknowledged as the Golden Era of Hindi film music, Bollywood songs were enlivened by a rather unusual influence: jazz. This presentation will explain how a group of journeymen jazz musicians fleeing racism in the U.S. in the 1930s gave India a taste for hot music, and how these syncopated sounds found their way into the Hindi film studios. It will also explore how political ideas traveled the other way, as African Americans sought Gandhi’s advice on their political struggles.

Naresh Fernandes is the author of Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay’s Jazz Age. He is the editor of Scroll.in, a digital news publication in Bombay.

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START
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 06:00pm

END
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 08:00pm

VENUE
MIT Tang Center, Building E51, Room 275

ADDRESS
2 Amherst Street @ Wadsworth Street, Cambridge, MA

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