People

Mark C. Elliott (歐立德)

Mark C. Elliott (歐立德)

Director
Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History

Research interests:  history of the last Qing dynasty; the Manchu and the construction of ethnicity as a comparative historical problem in the context of other conquest dynasties (Liao, Jin, Yuan), relations between China and Inner Asia, the history of the frontier, the Silk Road, early modern cartography, and gender and women's history

William P. Alford

William P. Alford

Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law

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

 Bridie Andrews

Bridie Andrews

Bentley University

Research interests: medicine in 20th century China; international drugs trades; "Handbook of Chinese Medical Literature"

Nancy Berliner

Nancy Berliner

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Research interests: Chinese painting; Jews of China

He Bian

He Bian

PhD Candidate, History of Science

He Bian will be writing her dissertation, "Singular Natures: Pharmacology and Society in China, 1600-1800." She uses Ming-Qing materia medica books, local gazetteers and early pharmacy inventory lists to examine how new trends in natural philosophical inquiry are entangled with commodification of pharmaceuticals during the late imperial period. Her faculty advisor is Professor Shigehisa Kuriyama.

Maggie Bickford

Brown University

Research interests: Song manuscript culture; imperial Song management of China’s cultural legacy; auspicious visuality in China; "Bird-and-Flower Painting in Song China: An Aesthetic of Information and its Visual Outcomes"

Barry Bloom

Barry Bloom

Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

Research interests: infectious diseases, vaccines,global health; the immune response to tuberculosis, a disease that claims more than two million lives each year.

Peter K. Bol (包弼德)

Peter K. Bol (包弼德)

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

Susan  H. Bush

Susan H. Bush

Independent Scholar

Research interests: Mi/Sima "Poetry Illustrations" as an historical document; Song Buddhist temple murals

Meina Cai

Meina Cai

University of Conneticut

Research interests: China's political economy, land property rights, rural governance

Lydia Chen

Lydia Chen

Executive Director
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Lydia Chen is executive director of the Fairbank Center and of the Harvard China Fund. She received her master's degrees in Asian studies and journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She has been travelling to China since 1981. She lived in Beijing in the mid-1980s, working for the Foreign Languages Press and studying at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1997-2003, she worked in Beijing at the Beijing Lufthansa Center, the American Chamber of Commerce in China, and the International School of Beijing.