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Toward an Archaeology of Distraction

An invitation from the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies for this year’s Edwin O.Reischauer Lectures Toward an Archaeology of Distraction Shigehisa Kuriyama, Harvard University What is your take on distraction and what truly matters? On curiosity and distraction? On distraction as vice and enriching virtue? Here’s a fun challenge. Below are the title and […]

Professor Chi-ching Hsiao 蕭啟慶

It is with great sadness to know that Professor Hsiao Chi-ching (Xiao Qiqing 蕭啟慶), a pre-eminent historian of Mongol-Yuan China and a Harvard alumnus, passed away earlier today. He was 75. Professor Hsiao received his Ph.D. from Department of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations (now EALC) in 1969, under the supervision of Yang Lien-sheng and […]