Harvard University Asia Center events 9/9/13 – 9/20/13

September 1 – November 1 Art Exhibition: TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA | PALIMPSEST Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery, CGIS South Bldg. 1730 Cambridge St. Hosted by the Reischauer Institute in commemoration of its 40th anniversary   Monday, September 9, 4:15 p.m. Harvard University Department of Anthropology Dissertation Defense The Owners of the Map: Motorycyle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok Claudio Sopranzetti, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University Yenching Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge   Tuesday, September 10, 12:30 p.m. Special Series on International Relations of East Asia U.S. Strategy toward China and Japan                                                        JOSEPH NYE, Harvard University … Continue reading

Restored Chinese prints unveil turbulent history from everyday eyes

Bill Morse (左)講述關於他祖父拍攝的關於中國的舊照片。(照片由黃靈美提供。)

All Bill Morse wanted was an old photo of the Appian Way in Italy, lost somewhere in his parents’ attic.
He never imagined he would discover more than 4,000 photos of China, taken by his grandfather William Leete who was a missionary and teacher for more than 40 years. He traveled to northern China up to Liaoning and went down to Suzhou to study the nation. During his travels, Leete documented the Forbidden City of Beijing, the Buddhist Longmen Grottoes of Luoyang and everyday life for the Chinese. Continue reading

Home Depot welcomes diverse work ‘family’

Home Depot的多徹斯特市門市。圖片由黃靈美提供。

When Bob Lundy started at Home Depot 25 years ago, he was a lot associate who pushed shopping carts around the parking lot. Today, Lundy is the district manager of Boston South, an area that encompasses seven Home Depot locations in Avon, Dorchester, Quincy, Rockland, Watertown and West Roxbury. Continue reading