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The Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture
On the 100th anniversary of the world-changing philosopher and statesman’s graduation from Cornell, the East Asia Program initiated an annual distinguished lecture in his name. Leading scholars of Chinese and East Asian studies are invited to give a lecture on critical issues in their field of research.
(2015-04)Inaugural Hu Shih Distinguish Lecture given by Professor Benjamin Elman (Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, Princeton University) - "The Great Reversal: China, Korea, and Japan in the Early Modern World" April ...
(2015-10)Professor Evelyn Rawski (Distinguished University Professor, Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh) - "Moving from Nation to Region: China in Northeast Asian History" October 1, 2015 In this lecture Professor ...
(2017-04)Professor Francesca Bray gave the 2016-2017 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture on April 20th, 2017, arguing the importance of embedding the history of technology into Chinese historiography in her speech, "Hail the Maintainers: ...