Public health is an issue that has been particularly resonant in the conversation surrounding China in recent years. The Fairbank Center supports inquiry into the ever changing public health debate in China today as well as into how this debate has developed over centuries. This issue incorporates a wide variety of other issues including language, culture, the intersection of East and West, and bureaucratic administration, to name a few. The Fairbank Center is proud to support the powerful indisciplinarity of public health research on China.
Barry Bloom 白瑞·布隆
Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
A leading scientist in the areas of infectious diseases, vaccines, and global health and former consultant to the White House, Dr. Barry Bloom continues to pursue an active interest in bench science as the principal investigator of a laboratory researchingRead More
William Hsiao 萧庆伦
K. T. Li Professor of Economics
William Hsiao is the K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics in Department of Health Policy and Management and Department of Global Health and Population, at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from HarvardRead More
Arthur Kleinman 凱博文
Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology; Professor of Medical Anthropology in Social Medicine; Professor of Psychiatry
Research and Teaching Interests: Global Mental Health; Social Medicine; Medical Humanities; Social Suffering; Caregiving; China; Asia broadly; North America.
Arthur Kleinman (born March 11, 1941), a physician and anthropologist, is now in his 39th year at Harvard. A graduate ofRead More
Winnie (Chi-Man) Yip 葉志敏
Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics
Dr. Winnie Yip is Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and also Director of the school wide China HealthRead More
A Better Life Through Science and Biomedicine? Troubling an Enduring China Dream
In the spring of 2016 the Fairbank Center hosted a workshop that brought together a group of anthropologists to ask whether a longstanding dream of China’s leaders and people – achieving a better life through science and technology – is being realized. The workshop was designed to spotlight the important role of science and technology in Chinese social and political life, and to illuminate how developments in the PRC can contribute to Science and Technology Studies.
Winnie (Chi-Man) Yip will be the Acting Faculty Director at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies for the 2020-2021 academic year while Director Michael Szonyi is on sabbatical. Dr. Yip is Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics in the...
All events held by the Fairbank Center have been cancelled for the semester. Read the latest updates from Harvard University about the administration's response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). ___________________________ Update: March 10, 2020 Dear Fairbank Center...