On Saturday November 7, 2015 the Presidents of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, and the Republic of China, Ma Ying-Jeou, will meet face-to-face. This historic and symbolic moment marks the first meeting between sitting leaders of the Mainland and Taiwan in over 60 years.
Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group (万达集团) and recently named “Richest Man in China”, Wang Jianlin, addressed an audience of over 800 students and faculty at Harvard Business School on Thursday, October 29, 2015.
Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, presented the Fairbank Center's 2015 Charles Neuhauser Memorial Lecture on "Rethinking China under Xi Jinping: Politics at Home and Abroad." The lecture takes place at 4pm on Friday, October 16 in Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building.
As China's President, Xi Jinping, makes his first official visit to Washington, U.S.-China relations are entering a challenging period. Issues of the economy, cyber security, the South China Sea, human rights, the rule of law, and the environment are all prevalent in today's relations between U.S.-China, and President Xi's visit is a pinnacle event for the U.S. diplomatic calendar.
In this town-hall style event, our audience posed anonymous questions they would have asked President Xi had he visited Harvard. Our expert panelists Ezra Vogel, William Kirby, Meg Rithmire, and Ya-Wen Lei, chaired by the Fairbank Center's Director Mark Elliott, debate what President Xi's answers might look like. Read more about Xi Jinping Briefing
On March 30, the Fairbank Center hosted a special event to welcome the annual scholar delegation from the Consensus Media Group. Consensus Media Group is a hugely influential Beijing-based media giant that offers a liberal space of intellectual exchange through its celebrated website and various publications. The delegation, led by the Group’s CEO Zhou Zhixing, included such well known Chinese public intellectuals as Qin Hui, Jin Yan, Mao Zhenhua, Hu Biliang, Xu Yaotong, Xu Zhangrun, Hua Sheng, and Li Yinhe. Read more about Past Event Highlight: Reform under Xi Jinping 习近平主政下的变革
This July, Arunabh Ghosh will join the History Department as Assistant Professor in modern Chinese history. Trained at Haverford College and at Tsinghua and Columbia universities, Ghosh’s interests span the social, economic, and intellectual history of the People’s Republic of China (PRC, 1949 - ), transnational histories of science and statecraft, and Sino-Indian history. He joins the History Department from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, where he is an Academy Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year. Read more about Faculty News: Arunabh Ghosh joins Harvard's History Department