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The Harvard Club of Shanghai is preparing for the 2016 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") for the Harvard Community in Shanghai. The AGM is the Club's yearly cornerstone event, bringing together members, alumni and the Club's leadership to discuss collective initiatives and vote on new board members. 

This year's AGM, is being held by The Harvard Club of Shanghai, in collaboration with Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Athletics, and the Harvard Center Shanghai.

We are delighted to invite you to celebrate Harvard Athletics, and network with your fellow alumni before the 2016 PAC-2 Crimson tips off against Stanford in Shanghai. Read about the event here.

We are also honored to have Mark Elliott, Harvard Vice Provost for International Affairs, and Reverend Jonathan Walton, who will provide remarks before our annual reception. 

This is a Harvard event you will not want to miss!


Friday 11 November 2016  |  18.00 - 20.30

Harvard Center Shanghai
Shanghai IFC | HSBC Building | 5F 8 Century Avenue Shanghai

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RMB 500   this includes 2017 annual Club dues
FREE  Crimson Circle Members

Registration, and welcome beverages
Annual Club Elections - Voting by eligible members (more details to follow)

Club President Helen Pan Welcome Remarks
Mark Elliott, Harvard Vice Provost for International Affairs, remarks highlighting recent news from the University
Yi Wang, Harvard Center Shanghai Director, showcases the mission and work of the Center
Bob Scalise, Director of Athletics, to provide a Harvard Athletics and Basketball Game update
Helen Pan to provide the annual Club update on activities and finances
Yi Wang to moderate a Q + A Session and provide closing remarks
19.30 - 20.30
AGM Reception | Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres.


Mark Elliott is Vice Provost of International Affairs at Harvard University and the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and in the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 

As Vice Provost, Elliott oversees and works to advance international academic initiatives, extending the global reach of Harvard’s research and teaching activities. In this capacity, Elliott serves as the University’s representative in negotiating agreements with foreign governments, receiving senior-level international delegations, and representing Harvard to peer institutions and alumni worldwide. In addition, he shares responsibility for supporting the community of international students, scholars, and faculty in Cambridge and Boston, as well as for guiding Harvard’s overall global strategy and sustaining its ongoing development as a global university.

Elliott is an authority on the last four centuries of Chinese history, in particular the Qing period (1636-1911). His research encompasses the history of relations between China and its nomadic frontier, with special attention to questions of ethnicity and empire. His first book, The Manchu Way: The Eight Banners and Ethnic Identity in Late Imperial China, is a pioneering study in the “New Qing History,” an approach emphasizing the imprint of Inner Asian traditions upon China’s last imperial state. He is also the author of Emperor Qianlong: Son of Heaven, Man of the World, and has published more than twenty-five scholarly articles. He serves on numerous editorial boards, and was for three years the director of the Fairbank Center of Chinese Studies.

A graduate of Yale (BA 1981 summa cum laude, MA 1984), Elliott earned his PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at the University of Michigan before coming to Harvard in 2003.

Social ethicist and scholar of American religions Jonathan L. Walton joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School in July 2010 and was appointed Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church beginning July 2012. Formerly an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of California, Riverside, Walton earned his PhD in religion and society from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also holds a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary as well as a BA in political science from Morehouse College in Atlanta.

His research addresses the intersections of religion, politics, and media culture. Drawing on British cultural studies, Walton explores the interrelationship between the media used by Christian evangelists and the theologies thereby conveyed. He argues for forms of theological innovation within the productions of religious broadcasting that are enabled—perhaps even generated—by the media that evangelists use, and he asks what the implications are for the study of evangelical Christianity when one attends to these particular forms of religious and theological performance. His first book, Watch This! The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism (NYU Press, 2009), is an important intervention into the study of American religion, as it disrupts commonly held assumptions that associate evangelical broadcasting with white, conservative evangelical communities.

Professor Walton has also published widely in scholarly journals such asReligion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation and Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. His current research interests include the development of neo-Pentecostalism in the postwar era and the cultural impact of the prosperity gospel movement in varying global contexts.

Under Scalise, Harvard has played host to several high-level NCAA tournaments including the 2006 women's basketball Final Four at the TD Bank Garden as well as the 2008, 2009 and 2012 men's lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium and the 2010 fencing championships at Gordon Indoor Track. In 2013, Harvard again played host to the NCAA women’s water polo championships at Blodgett Pool. The Crimson has also welcomed the top college squash teams in the country on numerous occasions, hosting the 2008 and 2014 men's College Squash Association championships and the 2009 and 2012 women's CSA championships.

Born in New York City and a 1967 graduate of Uniondale (N.Y.) High School, Scalise has extensive ties to Ivy League athletics. A 1971 Brown alumnus, Scalise was selected three times to the All-Ivy League lacrosse team and twice named All-America and All-New England. He led the nation in scoring (47 goals) as a junior, then co-captained the squad in 1971 when he set an NCAA record by scoring 11 times against Connecticut while helping the Bears advance to the inaugural NCAA men's lacrosse tournament. As a senior, Scalise was named the recipient of the Brown University Sportsmanship Award and the Sports Illustrated Award of Merit. 

Earlier Event: November 1
Speaker Series | Steve Kelman
Later Event: November 11