When west meets east

Academy of the Pacific Rim students visited Beijing this past summer and tried on traditional Chinese attire. PHOTO by the ACADEMY OF THE PACIFIC RIM

  At the Academy of the Pacific Rim, the heart of it all is to make friends from across the world. “I’ve definitely seen the other side of things now,” said Polly Doogue, a 12th grader at the Academy of the Pacific Rim. She was one of 12 students who went to Beijing this past summer as an exchange student. The Hyde Park charter public school for seventh to 12th graders has offered the China summer program for high schoolers for the past three years. Students stayed at the academy’s sister school, Beijing No. 80 High School, for more than … Continue reading

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