Public Health

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.


Susan Greenhalgh
Susan Greenhalgh

Susan Greenhalgh 葛苏珊

Professor of Anthropology

Susan Greenhalgh is Professor of Anthropology and John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society at Harvard University. Before moving to Harvard, she was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine and, before that, Senior ResearchRead More

Tozzer Anthropology Building 308 | 21 Divinity Avenue | Cambridge MA 02138
Barry Bloom
Barry Bloom

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

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william hsiao
william hsiao

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

Harvard Global Health Institute | 104 Mt. Auburn St., 3rd Floor | Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Arthur Kleinman
Arthur Kleinman

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

Tozzer Anthropology Building 414 | 21 Divinity Avenue | Cambridge MA, 02138
Winnie Yip Headshot
Winnie Yip Headshot

Chi-Man (Winnie) 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

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Research Projects

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.

Latest News

2018-2019: A Year in Review of China Studies at Harvard

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...

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Spring 2017 Courses on China

COURSES PRIMARILY FOR UNDERGRADUATES BusinessSOCWORLD 49: The Worlds of Business in Modern ChinaWilliam KirbyChina was home to the world's largest economy two centuries ago. Within two decades it will be the world's largest economy again. This course uses...

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