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Nara Dillon

Nara Dillon

Lecturer, Department of Government

Research interests: the development of the Maoist welfare state from the 1940s to the 1960s, focusing on programs for workers and unemployed urbanites.

Yue (Iza) Ding

Yue (Iza) Ding

PhD Candidate, Government

Iza Ding's project is "Environmental Governance in Chinese Counties: State, Society, and Capital." She examines varying local environmental enforcement practices and their economic and institutional determinants. She will be conducting fieldwork in Zhejiang and Guizhou provinces to investigate two guiding questions: What determines who controls environmental policy in a Chinese county, and how do local decision-making structures affect environmental policy outcomes? Her faculty advisor is Elizabeth Perry.

Andrew S. Erickson  艾立信

Andrew S. Erickson 艾立信

U.S. Naval War College

Research interests: China defense and foreign policy; China maritime and aerospace technology development, history and current status; China energy, resources, and geostrategy; Sino-American relations and contemporary policy issues

Anne Fessenden

Independent Scholar

Research interests: traditional Chinese painting; intellectuals and their influence; personal essays written in China, 1985-2000

Joseph  Fewsmith (傅士卓)

Joseph Fewsmith (傅士卓)

Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University

Research interests:  comparative politics, Chinese domestic and international politics.

Devin Fitzgerald

Devin Fitzgerald

PhD Candidate, History and East Asian Languages

Devin Fitzgerald will begin research for his dissertation  "News in the Making of Early Modern China: The Ming-Qing Conflict in Global Information Networks." His work uses news, correspondence, contemporary propaganda, and government reports written in Inner Asian, East Asian, and European languages to chart changing perceptions of "China" before and after the Manchu invasion.

Adrienne C. Fitzgerald

Adrienne C. Fitzgerald

Staff Assistant
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Adrienne Fitzgerald earned her bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before coming to Harvard, she taught English at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an, China. As staff assistant, she supports the Director, Executive Director, and the Center's many associates.

Louisa G. Fitzgerald-Huber

Independent Scholar

Research interests: Chinese archaeology; Exlitou and Shang cultures; contact between China and Eurasian steppe populations ca 2000 B.C.E; visual syntax in Neolithic painted designs and Shang bronze decor

Rowan Flad (傅羅文)

Rowan Flad (傅羅文)

Professor of Anthropology

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.

Ariel Fox

Ariel Fox

PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Ariel Fox is a 2nd year GSA.  Her dissertation, "Southern Capital: Staging Commerce in Seventeenth-Century Suzhou," examines commerce as both a theme and an underlying structure of late Ming and early Qing drama. Her faculty advisor is Professor Wai-yee Li.

Mark Fung

Mark Fung

Independent Scholar

Research interests: elite politics; leadership transitions in China; and China's financial system

Blaine Gaustad

Independent Scholar

Research interests: Qing dynasty popular religious sects; state and religion; White Lotus sects; White Lotus uprising; Chinese biographical database; "Prophets and Pretenders: Religious Sects and the State in Mid-Qing China"

Pat Giersch

Pat Giersch

Wellesley College

Research interests: business and economic history of the Southwest Borderlands (Yunnan, Kham, Burma); "China's Frontiers: A General History, Qing to Present"

Merle Goldman (戈德曼)

Merle Goldman (戈德曼)

Professor of History Emerita, Boston University

Research interests: modern Chinese history, including political reform and the struggle for political rights in reform era China; history of Chinese intellectuals and literary dissent.