Staff

Julia Cai
Julia Cai

Julia Cai 蔡珏

Assistant Director

Julia Cai currently oversees programs and activities for the Harvard China Fund and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

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Karen Christopher
Karen Christopher

Karen Christopher

Finance/Administrative Associate

Karen Christopher has worked in the Asia Center’s financial office since 2000, assisting staff, affiliates, faculty, and students with financial and administrative issues. While the Fairbank Center is her first priority she also supports the other Asia-related research centers.

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Nick Drake
Nick Drake

Nick Drake 卓鸿涛

Office and Program Coordinator

Nick Drake received his BA from Hendrix College and his MA through Harvard's Regional Studies - East Asia program. During the past two years, Nick has helped develop new technical initiatives and programs as a student intern and administrative assistantRead More

James Evans
James Evans

James Evans 詹英俊

Communications Coordinator

James Evans coordinates digital communications, media relations, publicity outreach and graphic design at the Fairbank Center. Previously, James worked in public affairs for Weber Shandwick in Beijing and London, and has a background in public policy and digital communications acrossRead More

Sarah Gordon

Director of Finance & Administration

Sarah manages the budgets and general administration for the Asia Center, South Asia Institute, Fairbank Center, Korea Institute, and Harvard China Fund.

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Mark Grady
Mark Grady

Mark Grady 马瑞迪

Events Coordinator

Mark Grady joined the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies as its events coordinator in December 2013. Previously, he worked as a government contractor managing events for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in domestic and international locations, including Beijing and Guangzhou,Read More

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Nancy Hearst
Nancy Hearst

Nancy Hearst 南希

Librarian

Nancy Hearst is the librarian in the Fairbank Collection of the H.C. Fung Library, where she has worked for many years. She makes periodic trips to China and Hong Kong to select new acquisitions. She also does freelance editing andRead More

Caitlin Keliher 孔坤婷

Program Coordinator

Caitlin Keliher works at the Harvard China Fund as a Program Coordinator. Caitlin graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University in 2014 with a BS in Economics and a second major in Chinese Language and Literature. She spent aRead More

Ying-ming lee
Ying-ming lee

Ying-Ming Lee 李(杨)英敏

Library Assistant

Ying-Ming Lee has worked at the Fairbank Center Library since 1998 after several years at the Harvard-Yenching Library. Prior to joining Harvard, she was a homemaker and raised two daughters. She has a B.A. in history from the Chinese CulturalRead More

Dan Murphy
Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy 慕浩然

Executive Director

Dan Murphy is executive director of Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Harvard China Fund.

Before coming to Harvard he served as the inaugural program director for Yale Center Beijing. In that role, he worked in partnership with deans, faculty,Read More

Michael A. Szonyi
Michael A. Szonyi

Michael A. Szonyi 宋怡明

Director of the Fairbank Center; Professor of Chinese History

Michael Szonyi is Director of the Fairbank Center at Harvard University and Professor of Chinese History in Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Department of History.

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Justin Wong
Justin Wong

Justin Wong 黄学勤

Program Assistant

Justin graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Asian Studies and a double minor in Mandarin Chinese and Anthropology. He is interested in Chinese culture and history, which he pursued as a House Program Director of theRead More

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