T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
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
Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology Professor of Medical Anthropology in Social Medicine Professor of Psychiatry
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.
Research interests: Business and economic history of Greater China and East Asia, 19th century to the present; relationship between government, markets, and local society; comparative history of industrialization, technology transfer and engineering; infrastructure development, especially railroads
Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Lu Kou will be writing his dissertation, “Court Communities and Courtly Writings of Early Medieval China, 550s-610s.” This project explores the representation of “elite mores” in the milieu of court society toward the end of the Northern and Southern Dynasties, the refined, sophisticated courtly writings embedded in this cultural context, and the pivotal position of court in preserving/transmitting past legacy and legitimatizing cultural/political supremacy.
Research interests: Schools, newspapers, and food security in Japanese-occupied Beijing (1937-1945); interplay between foreign influence and Chinese indigenization in the development of hospitals and medical education in Beijing, Tianjin, and Baoding in the Republican period