The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University brings together a global community of world-leading academics and practitioners to advance scholarship in all fields of China Studies.
Applications now open for one-year residence program The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies welcomes Harvard University advanced doctoral students to apply for affiliation as a Graduate Student Associate (GSA) with …
Welcoming applications for our Postdoctoral fellowship in Taiwan Studies The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2022-23 competition for the Hou Family postdoctoral …
Dorinda Elliott brings over 40 years of experience in China Studies to the role
Winnie Chi-man Yip, our former Acting Director, gives her impression of how the Fairbank Center has adapted over the past academic year.
History of the Center
The Fairbank Center was founded in 1955 by Professor John King Fairbank, a leading scholar in modern and contemporary China studies.
China at Harvard
Harvard University has promoted the study of China since the appointment of our first Chinese-language instructor in 1879.
Harvard Tercentenary Stele
This slender marble slab, or stele, was presented to Harvard in 1936 as a gift from Chinese alumni on the occasion of the University’s tercentenary, and stands to the side of Widener Library.
Our Community Policies
The Fairbank Center is unambiguously committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment for our community.