H.C. Fung Library

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The Fairbank Center Collection

In Fall 2005 the Fairbank Center Library became part of the H.C. Fung Library which is located in the Knafel Building, Concourse Level, 1737 Cambridge St. The Fung Library brings together the libraries of the former Coolidge Hall, including the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Library, the Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan, and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Library, under the aegis of the Social Sciences Program of the Harvard College Library. Holdings focus on international politics, foreign relations, foreign policy, economics, sociology, and political science of the respective areas and regions.

The Fairbank Center has had its own library for more than twenty-five years. The Fairbank Center Collection, under the direction of Nancy Hearst, specializes in hard-to-find Chinese-language publications, including statistical sources and unpublished documents, and in this way complements other Harvard collections in the field of China studies. The library now holds approximately 30,000 volumes, about half of which are in Chinese. The library also subscribes to 150 periodicals and newspapers in Chinese and English.

The unique materials of the Collection are an invaluable resource to the international community of China scholars, especially those working on political and economic issues of contemporary China. This facility is of significant use to faculty affiliates, visiting scholars, and students, and draws many researchers from throughout the United States and abroad.

Ellis Joffe Book Fund

Location and hours

Please see the H.C. Fung Library for detailed information.

Address and contact information:

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
H. C. Fung Library
CGIS Knafel Building
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Librarian: Nancy Hearst
Phone: 617-495-5753
Fax: 617-496-9342
Email: hearst@fas.harvard.edu

Assistant Librarian: Ying-Ming Lee
Phone: 617-495-8386
Email: ymlee@fas.harvard.edu

Collection Links

HOLLIS (Harvard OnLine Library Information System)
Harvard College Library Web site
East Asian Studies Library Resources Page