Business and Economics
In recent years, the Fairbank Center has featured a wide variety of programs focused on business and the economy in China.
In the past year, the Center has hosted economist David Dollar as part of its ongoing China Economy Lecture series, who spoke on the slowing rate of growth of China’s economy and its implications for the future. The Center also co-sponsored an event with the Harvard Business School, which featured prominent businessman Wang Jianlin and Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, who spoke about the global expansion of the Dalian Wanda Group.
Dwight H. Perkins
Harold Hitchings Burbank Research Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus; former Director of the Fairbank Center
Dwight H. Perkins is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Previous positions at Harvard include Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, Associate Director of the East Asian (now Fairbank)Read More
Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics
Richard N. Cooper is Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the BrookingsRead More
William C. Kirby
T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the Harvard China Fund; former Director of the Fairbank Center
William C. Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. He is a University Distinguished Service Professor.Read More
K. T. Li Professor of Economics
William Hsiao is the K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics in Department of Health Policy and Management and Department of Global Health and Population, at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from HarvardRead More
Wang Jianlin: Going Global the “Wanda” Way (2015-2016)
Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, Mr. Wang Jianlin, spoke about how to go global the “Wanda” way at Harvard Business School.
In an event sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Mr. Wang talked about his rise to the title of “China’s Wealthiest Man” and the global expansion of Dalian Wanda Group.
A Wanda Plaza urban complex integrating retail, leisure, hotels and residential units can be found in almost every major Chinese city. In entertainment, Wanda is known as known as the world’s largest cinema chain operator, notably as the owner of AMC Entertainment. Wanda have even expanded into sports with the recent purchase of the Ironman Triathlon.