Michael Szonyi is Director of the Fairbank Center at Harvard University and Professor of Chinese History in Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His research uses a combination of traditional textual study and contemporary fieldwork to explore the local history of southeast China from the Ming dynasty to the twentieth century. His previous books include Practicing Kinship (Stanford, 2002) and Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line (Cambridge, 2008).
Research interests: Chinese law and legal history; legal aspects of international trade and technology transfer; the legal profession; human rights in East Asia; transnational lawyering, U.S.-China relations
Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Research interests: history of China’s cultural elites from the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties; geospatial analysis in teaching and research; China Biographical Database project; Center for Geographic Analysis; China Historical Geographic Information Systems project
Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics
Research interests: international economics, including both international trade and international monetary economics; a fundamental interest in the world economy leads to an interest in all environmental issues that require international cooperation to deal with effectively.
Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History
Research interests: late imperial Chinese history; Manchu studies; Mongolian studies; history of relations between China and Inner Asia; the Silk Road; history of cartography; frontier studies; comparative empire; ethnicity and ethnic policy; contemporary historiography.
Research interests: emergence and development of complex society in the late Neolithic period and the Bronze Age in China; diachronic change in production processes; intersection between ritual activity and production; the role of animals in early Chinese society - particularly their use in sacrifice and divination; and processes involved in social change in general.
Research interests: Chinese projects of modernity/globality; social studies of science, technology, and medicine; politics of reproduction, population, and life itself; gender studies; anthropology of the state, governance, and public policy; socialism and post-socialism.
Research interests: Buddhist studies; Tibetan and South Asian cultural history; conceptions of sex and gender in Buddhist monasticism; the female ordination movement in Buddhism; visionary revelation in Buddhism; issues concerning lineage, memory, and authorship; philosophical questions on the status of experience; autobiographical writing in Tibet.
Research interests: a simulation model of the US health sector; payment systems for physicians and hospitals; comparative health care systems; financing health care in developing nations; and interaction between economic development and health care.
T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
William C. Kirby is chairman of the Harvard China Fund and was director of the Fairbank Center in 2006-2013. A historian of modern China, his work examines China's business, economic, and political development in an international context. 中文版
Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology Professor of Medical Anthropology in Social Medicine Professor of Psychiatry
Research interests: psychiatry; anthropology; depression, somatization, epilepsy, schizophrenia and suicide, patients and healers in the context of culture; social origins of distress and disease: neurasthenia, depression and pain in modern China; illness narratives; social suffering.
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Research interests: Chinese literary, film and media studies; the mediation of memories in modern China, including contemporary cultural memories of the 1950s to the 1970s through textual, audiovisual, and material artifacts; transnational cinematic history of Manchuria