CAS-HYI Fellowship

 

The Center for African Studies - Harvard Yenching Institute Training Program in African History and Cultures

In collaboration with the Harvard Yenching Institute, the Center for African Studies established a nine-month Training Program in African History and Cultures in 2019.

The training program is designed for young Asian faculty with PhDs or advanced graduate students considering a career in academia or policy research on Asia and Africa and includes opportunities to conduct research, take courses, learn an African language, and participate in an East Africa field trip.

South-South trade has gained a new prominence in Africa’s relations with Asia with China becoming Africa’s largest trading partner and lender in 2009. The scale of China’s presence in Africa in the last two decades obscures the equally important initiatives of other Asian countries in Africa, and their lengthy histories of engagement with Africa.

These significant developments have heightened the need and urgency for a deeper understanding of Africa’s historic relations with Asia; for an intellectual engagement and understanding of Africa on its own terms; and for an appreciation of how Africa’s long history shapes the continent’s current engagement with Asia.

CAS-HYI Fellows

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Wakiko Ohira

Harvard University Center for African Studies - Yenching Institute Visiting Fellow '22-'23
Wakiko Ohira is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program on Human Security at the University of Tokyo, Japan. She received her B.A. in International Relations... Read more about Wakiko Ohira
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Nobuko Yamazaki

Harvard University Center for African Studies - Yenching Institute Visiting Fellow '22-'23
Nobuko Yamazaki is a Research Fellow at the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University. She received her B.A. in Law from Kwansei Gakuin University, M.A... Read more about Nobuko Yamazaki
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Yujun Zou

Harvard University Center for African Studies - Yenching Institute Visiting Fellow '22-'23
Yujun is currently a Ph.D. candidate at School of International Studies, Peking University as well as a research assistant at Peking University Center for... Read more about Yujun Zou