Friends and Support

The Fairbank Center advances world-leading scholarship on Greater China. Donate today to help to further knowledge and prepare emerging leaders in China Studies.

Photo: Erica Wu, 2020

Understanding China has never been more important. Our mission to enhance the understanding of China in the US scholarly community and in the US at large is unwavering, as is our commitment to cooperation with our colleagues in China. Your gift can help to ensure that the next generation of China Studies experts are well-informed, sensitive to nuance, and rigorous in their scholarship.

Donate to the Center

Gifts of all amounts help us to further our mission. They can be made via mail, wire or stock transfer, or credit card. Donations can be completed online through our secure online giving form:

To donate by check, please make checks payable to “President and Fellows of Harvard College,” indicate “Fairbank Center” in the memo line, and mail to:

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Ways to Give

Annual Gifts

Provide funding that can be applied immediately to our most urgent needs.

Support the Fung Library

Support the acquisition of new materials on Greater China that will benefit generations of researchers.


Help to ensure that the most promising young scholars in our field are supported through pre- and post-doctoral fellowship.

Travel Funds

Give students on-the-ground experience in Greater China and support their research and language learning endeavors.

Seminar and Conference Fund

Bring the very best speakers and events to the community.


Help to maintain our world-class research on China Studies.


Create a base of funding that exists in perpetuity.


Leave a legacy and remember the Fairbank Center in your will.

Your contribution to the Fairbank Center is tax deductible. 

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