Impact and Outreach

Solidifying and enhancing the Fairbank Center as the leading institute for academic and policy-relevant scholarship on China.

At the core of the Fairbank Center’s mission is the advancement of scholarship on Chinese Studies. Our dedication to supporting and publishing groundbreaking research, engaging in extensive public events, hosting public exhibitions, and launching our public blog and podcast series, aim to enhance literacy on China at Harvard, at other centers of education, and in public discourse.

Recent Projects and Exhibitions

Fairbank Center Blog

The Fairbank Center’s blog provides windows into the world-leading, multidisciplinary research on Chinese Studies by our faculty, affiliates, and students.

Read the latest from our blog here

Fairbank Center Podcasts

In addition to our blog, the Fairbank Center podcasts feature audio recordings of public events on China from across Harvard, as well as interviews with leading academics and practitioners from around the world.

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Exhibition: The Photography of Sha Fei: Photography and Propaganda in Wartime China

In Spring 2016, the Fairbank Center exhibited the Harvard-Yenching Library’s newly acquired collection of photographic prints by photographer Sha Fei.

Sha Fei’s photographs invoke instantly recognizable images of wartime China. From posters to newspapers and history textbooks, his unique portrayal of the instability of the 1930s and 1940s inform a new visualization of CCP propaganda.

Curated by Professors Eugene Wang (Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University) and Chiao-mei Liu (National Taiwan University, 2015–16 TUSA Scholar), this exhibition explores Sha Fei’s influence on CCP visual culture and the Chinese revolution. The photographic prints on display were generously donated by Sha Fei’s daughter, Wang Yan, to the Harvard Yenching Library.

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Exhibition: The Watercolors of Wilma Fairbank

Upcoming Events

Sep 11
Sep 13

Rob Efird – Environment in Asia Lecture Series

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cambridge MA
United States

Podcast Series


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