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
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.
Ph.D. 2013, University of Toronto, Political Science Alanna Krolikowski will revise her PhD dissertation “China and the United States in Civil-Commercial Air and Space: Specialist Cultures and International Order in High-Technology Sectors” for publication. Through analysis of civil-commercial aircraft manufacturing and civil-commercial space, she explores why some Chinese high-technology sectors are trans-nationally integrated while others are sites of interstate competition.