James Gethyn Evans (he/him) manages 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 the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and has a background in public policy and digital communications across China and Europe. James read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford before studying Chinese language at Beijing Language and Culture University. He is a graduate of Harvard’s Regional Studies East Asia program, where his thesis on China’s foreign relations with the Third World won the Joseph Fletcher Memorial Award. He is currently studying for a Ph.D. at Harvard’s Department of History. His research interests include modern Chinese history and government, China and Taiwan’s foreign policies, and China’s relations with the developing world.

James is the Editor for the opens in a new windowFairbank Center’s Blog, and the host and producer of our opens in a new window“Harvard on China” podcast.

From the Fairbank Blog: 

opens in a new windowTaiwan’s ‘Pink’ Vote
Part of the Fairbank Center’s “Taiwan Votes” blog series on Taiwan’s 2020 general election, this blog post examines how pro-LGBTQ voters — many of them young — have become an increasingly important demographic for President Tsai Ing-wen.

opens in a new windowINFOGRAPHIC: China’s Economic Governance
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University presents a visual guide to the leaders of China’s economy. By Yuan Wang, Research Associate at Harvard Business School, and James Evans, Publications Coordinator at the Fairbank Center.

opens in a new windowINFOGRAPHIC: China’s Leaders of Party and State after the 13th NPC and CPPCC
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies presents a visual guide to China’s leadership after the “Two Meetings” of March 2018, and the new leaders’ ties to Xi Jinping. By Yuan Wang and James Evans.

opens in a new windowUPDATED INFOGRAPHIC: A Post-19th Party Congress Guide to China’s New Leadership
The 19th Party Congress saw a reshuffling of China’s leadership. The Fairbank Center presents an updated visual guide to what we know about China’s new leaders of party and state. By Yuan Wang and James Evans.

opens in a new windowINFOGRAPHIC: How the CCP Rules, a Guide to China’s Leaders of Party and State
As leaders meet in Beijing for the 19th Party Congress, the Fairbank Center presents a visual guide to understanding China’s elite politics. By Yuan Wang and James Evans.

From the “Harvard on China” Podcast: 

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