Workshops, conferences 2015

“Urban Futures in Asia: Aspiration, Speculation, Contention”

April 24-25, 2015



Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building
1730 Cambridge Street • Cambridge
Massachusetts • 02138 • United States


Korea Institute, Harvard University
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG)


Korea Institute, Harvard University
Asia Center, Harvard University
Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
Harvard-Yenching Institute
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and
Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG)



Conference “Urban Futures in Asia: Aspiration, Speculation, Contention”, April 24-25, 2015, April 24-25, 2015 - Photo album

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Confirmed participants and websites:


Nicholas Harkness (Harvard University/MPI-MMG project)

Welcoming remarks

Carter Eckert (Acting Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University)

Arthur Kleinman (Director, Asia Center, Harvard University)

Ajantha Subramanian (Convener, Social Anthropology, Harvard University)

Keynote Lecture


Kenneth Dean (McGill University)

Judith Farquhar (University of Chicago)

Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University)

Laurel Kendall (Columbia University/American Museum of Natural History)

Li Zhang (University of California Davis)

Research Papers

Julie Chu (University of Chicago)

Patrick Eisenlohr (Göttingen University)

Florence Galmiche (Paris Diderot University)

Daniel Goh (National University of Singapore)

Ju Hui Judy Han (University of Toronto/MPI-MMG project)

Erik Harms (Yale University)

Angie Heo (University of Chicago/MPI Project)

Matthew Hull (University of Michigan)

Jin-Heon Jung (MPI-MMG project)

Hyun Mee Kim (Yonsei University/MPI-MMG project)

Doreen Lee (Northeastern University)

AbdouMaliq Simone (University of South Australia / Goldsmiths College, University of London)

Doyoung Song (Hanyang University/MPI-MMG project)

Allison Truitt (Tulane University)