For almost two decades, the Fairbank Center has held its annual Gender Studies Workshop, the goal of which is to bring together some of the leading scholars in the field of gender studies with members of the Harvard community. Last academic year, the workshop focused on “the Birth of Chinese Feminism” and brought scholars Lydia Liu, Rebecca Karl, Dorothy Ko, and Ellen Rooney to campus.
Wai-Yee Li 李惠仪
Professor of Chinese Literature
Wai-yee Li has been Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard since 2000. Li earned her B.A. from the University of Hong Kong and her Ph.D. from Princeton University (1987), where she was associate professor from 1996 to 2000.Read More
Nicole Newendorp 柳云嫦
Lecturer on Social Studies
Dr. Newendorp received a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University, an M.A. from Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia Program, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Department of Anthropology.Read More
Ellen Widmer 魏爱莲
Mayling Song Professor of Chinese Studies, Wellesley College
Professor Ellen Widmer studies traditional Chinese fiction, history of Chinese women's writing, history of the book in China, and missionaries to East Asia.Read More
Association for Asian Studies New England Regional Conference December 6, 2021 Register here While there is no registration fee, we suggest that attendees donate to the Association for Asian Studies at a level that is comfortable for them. A group of academic...
Read and download our 2018-2019 Annual Report here. The 2018–19 academic year was a challenging time for all of us at the Fairbank Center who devote ourselves to the study of China. The U.S.-China bilateral relationship continues to deteriorate and there are few...