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.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 2015-2016 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture - Evelyn Rawski 

    Rawski, Evelyn; Tong, Nguyet (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 ...
  • 2016-2017 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture - Francesca Bray 

    Bray, Francesca; Tong, Nguyet (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: ...


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