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.

See East Asia Program Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture.

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  • Gender and Material Culture: The Female Artisan Gu Erniang and the Craft of Inkstone-Making in Early Modern China 

    Ko, Dorothy (Cornell East Asia Program, 2019-10-03)
    Dorothy Y. Ko, Professor of History, Department of History, Department of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College - Professor Ko gave the annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture on October 3, 2019. In this talk, ...
  • 2019-2020 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture - Dorothy Ko 

    Ko, Dorothy (2019-10-03)
    Dorothy Y. Ko, Professor of History, Department of History, Department of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College - Professor Ko gave the annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture on October 3, 2019. In this talk, ...
  • 2018-2019 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture - Victor Mair 

    Mair, Victor (2018-10-25)
    Victor Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania - On October 25, 2018, Professor Mair gave the annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture. ...
  • 2017-2018 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture - Steven Sangren 

    Sangren, Steven (2017-11-09)
    Steven Sangren, Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University - Professor Sangren gave the fourth annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture on November 9, 2017. Professor Sangren's talk follows the publication of his book "Filial ...
  • 2014-2015 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture - Benjamin Elman 

    Elman, Benjamin; Tong, Nguyet (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 ...

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