Research Initiatives

Advance your work in China studies with the leading scholars in the field. The Fairbank Center offers in-resident affiliations for graduate student associates, visiting scholars, or pre- and post-doctoral fellows, or as a nonresident associate.

Digital China

A new initiative promoting the adoption of digital tools and practices in Chinese studies.

China and the World

Collaborating with research centers across the world to better understand China’s global interactions.

West China

Supporting collaborative research on China’s Western Regions.

Public Outreach

The Center is uniquely positioned to educate scholarly and public audiences alike through our events, infographics, exhibitions, podcasts, and blog posts.


Our book series through Harvard University Asia Center Press supports the publication of field-defining monographs and edited volumes.


Our in-person and online exhibitions provide accessible snapshots of our faculty-led research.