Staff

Julia Cai

Julia Cai 蔡珏

Assistant Director

juliacai@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 496-1587
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

Finance/Administrative Associate

christop@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-3975
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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Charlotte Cotter 严江雯

Library Assistant

charlotte_cotter@fas.harvard.edu
617 496-9342
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Charlotte Cotter 严江雯

Library Assistant

Charlotte Cotter is the Library Assistant for the Fairbank Center Collection at the H.C. Fung Library, where she works under the supervision of Librarian Nancy Hearst. 

Charlotte graduated from Yale University in 2018 with a B.A. in East Asian Studies focusingRead More

Nick Drake

Nick Drake 卓鸿涛

Office and Program Coordinator

ndrake@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 495-4007
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

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James Evans 詹英俊

Publications Coordinator

jamesevans@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 495-0711
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James Evans 詹英俊

Publications 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

sgordon@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-1062

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 马瑞迪

Events Coordinator

grady@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 496-1181
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

(617) 496-1181
Nancy Hearst

Nancy Hearst 南希

Librarian

hearst@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 495-5753
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

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy 慕浩然

Executive Director

daniel_murphy@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 384-6606
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.

The Fairbank Center’s mission is advance scholarship in all fields of China Studies at Harvard. This mission is achieved by 1) facilitating collaborative research byRead More

Michael A. Szonyi

Michael A. Szonyi 宋怡明

Director of the Fairbank Center; Professor of Chinese History

fairbankdirector@fas.harvard.edu
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 Frank Wen-Hsiung Wu Memorial Professor of Chinese History in Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Department of History.

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