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William Alford

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Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law; Director, East Asian Legal Studies Program

alford@law.harvard.edu
William Alford

William Alford 安守廉

Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law; Director, East Asian Legal Studies Program

William P. Alford is a scholar of Chinese law and legal history. His books include To Steal a Book is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization (Stanford University Press 1995)

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Poul Andersen

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University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Religion

Poul Andersen

Poul Andersen

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Religion

Research interests: Existential philosophy, ritual and visual culture of Daoism, and philosophy of truth and the subject

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Robert Antony

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Shandong University

Robert Antony

Robert Antony 安樂博

Shandong University

Research interests: Early modern China's social, cultural, and legal history; East Asian maritime history

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David Yang

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Assistant Professor of Economics

davidyang@fas.harvard.edu
David Yang

David Yang 杨宇凡

Assistant Professor of Economics

David Yang is an Assistant Professor of Economics. His research focuses on political economy, behavioral and experimental economics, economic history, and cultural economics. In particular, David studies the forces of stability and forces of changes in authoritarian regimes, drawing lessonsRead More

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Barry Bloom

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Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

bbloom@hsph.harvard.edu
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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Peter Boi

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Vice Provost for Advances in Learning; Charles H Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

pkbol@fas.harvard.edu
Peter Boi

Peter K. Bol 包弼德

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning; Charles H Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

As Vice Provost, Peter K. Bol is responsible for HarvardX, the Harvard Initiative in Learning and Teaching, and research on the science of learning. Together with William Kirby, Bol teaches ChinaX (SW12x), a Harvard course that has a global enrollmentRead More

opens in a new windowCynthia J. Brokaw

Brown University, Department of History

Cynthia J. Brokaw

Brown University, Department of History

Research interests: Chinese book culture; Ming-Qing history

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Tufts University, The Fletcher School of International Affairs

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Jonathan Brookfield

Tufts University, The Fletcher School of International Affairs

Research interests: Chinese business environments, China's economy, comparative capitalism, business groups

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opens in a new windowMelissa J. Brown 鮑梅立

Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies

Melissa J. Brown 鮑梅立

Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies

Research interests: Cosmopolitan and environmental bases for rethinking the Sinosphere; Intersectional cosmopolitanism in Taiwan; Women in the 17th–21st centuries: marriage and kinship, footbinding, household economies, public-sphere visibility, rural-to-urban migrants; Identities: ethnic, gender, national, and cosmopolitan; China and Taiwan

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Independent Scholar

Susan H. Bush

Independent Scholar

Research interests: Writing up research on a 12th-century temple Yan-shan Si.

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Assistant Director

juliacai@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 496-1587

Julia Cai 蔡珏

Assistant Director

Julia Cai currently oversees programs and activities for the Harvard China Fund and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

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opens in a new windowMaria Adele Carrai 马晓冉

European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Max Weber Fellow in Law

Maria Adele Carrai 马晓冉

European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Max Weber Fellow in Law

Years of Affiliation: Visiting Scholar from 2017-2018

Maria Adele Carrai joins the Fairbank Center from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where she was a Max Weber Fellow in Law, researching Chinese conceptions and attitudes towards the international legal orderRead More

opens in a new windowGraham Chamness

Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Graham Chamness

Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Years of Affiliation: 2016-2018

Graham Chamness is working toward completing his dissertation. His research considers how literature shapes conceptions of belonging to a shared, common culture. Specifically he is examining the way the literati of fourth century China living in theRead More

opens in a new windowMable Chan 陈美宝

Independent Scholar

Mable Chan 陈美宝

Independent Scholar

Research interests: The personal history of China’s “only-children” pursuing higher education, career opportunities and life exploration in America.

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Bates College

Wesley Chaney

Bates College

Research interests: Environmental, social and legal history; late imperial and modern Chinese history; history of Tibet and northwest China

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opens in a new windowChih-Cheng Chang 張智程

Kyoto University, Japan, Assistant Professor

Chih-Cheng Chang 張智程

Kyoto University, Japan, Assistant Professor

Years of Affiliation: Visiting Scholar from 2017-2018

Chih-Cheng Chang is an Assistant Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, where he researches Japanese and Taiwanese labor and employment law. His project, “A Comparative Study on the Transformation of the ‘On Demand Economy’ toRead More

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National Chengchi University, Associate Professor

Wen-Yang Chang 張文揚

National Chengchi University, Associate Professor

Years of Affiliation: TUSA Scholar from 2017-2018

Wen-Yang Chang is an associate professor in the Department of Diplomacy at National Chengchi University. Wen-Yang received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. His research and teaching centers around conflict processes, development issues, andRead More

Su-bing Chang

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National Taiwan University, Professor

Su-bing Chang

Su-bing Chang 張素玢

National Taiwan University, Professor

Su-bing Chang is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of Taiwan History at National Taiwan University. Her research interests include the digital humanities, the composition of local gazetteers, and the impact of rivers on agriculture, industry, and society. Su-bing willRead More

opens in a new windowShun-liang Chao 趙順良

National Chengchi University, Associate Professor

Shun-liang Chao 趙順良

National Chengchi University, Associate Professor

Years of Affiliation: TUSA Scholar from 2017-2018

Shun-liang Chao is Associate Professor of English at National Chengchi University. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from University College London (UCL), UK. He authored Rethinking the Concept of the Grotesque: Crashaw, Baudelaire,Read More

opens in a new windowBruce Chen

Deputy Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Boston

Bruce Chen

Deputy Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Boston

Years of Affiliation: Visiting Scholar from 2015-2017

Dr. Chen is the Deputy Director General at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston. At the Fairbank Center, Dr. Chen's project was titled “Taiwan and the Sino-US Japan Triangle,” working with ProfessorRead More

Ling Chen

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Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Ling Chen

Ling Chen 陳玲

Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Research interests: Comparative politics and political economy, with a regional focus on China

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opens in a new windowWeiti Chen 陳瑋荻

Northern Arizona University, Instructor

Weiti Chen 陳瑋荻

Northern Arizona University, Instructor

Years of Affiliation: Hou Family Fellow from 2017-2018

During her time at the Fairbank Center, Weiti Chen will work on a project entitled “Empire, Migration, and Social Mobility: Taiwanese Physicians in Japan’s ‘Great East Asia’.” This project will examine the educationRead More

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National Chiao Tung University, Assistant Professor

Po-An Chen 陳柏安

National Chiao Tung University, Assistant Professor

Years of Affiliation: TUSA Scholar from 2017-2018

Po-An Chen is an assistant professor at the Institute of Information Management at National Chiao Tung University. Po-An will be a visiting scholar with the Department of Computer Science in the John A. PaulsonRead More

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National Taiwan University, Associate Professor

Chung-jen Chen 陳重仁

National Taiwan University, Associate Professor

Years of Affiliation: TUSA Scholar from 2017-2018

Chung-jen Chen will be a visiting scholar in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He comes to Harvard from National Taiwan University, where heRead More

yougang chen

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Partner, McKinsey & Company, Shanghai

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Yougang Chen

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Shanghai

Years of Affiliation: Visiting Scholar from 2016-2018

Mr. Chen is a Partner at McKinsey & Company in Shanghai, China. At the Fairbank Center, he will be working on a project titled “The fabric of growth – how China’s entrepreneurs and familyRead More

Guangchen Chen

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Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature

Guangchen Chen

Guangchen Chen

Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature

Years of Affiliation: 2016-2017
Guangchen Chen is a 6th year Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature finishing his dissertation entitled “Playing with Things: Collecting as a Materialistic Response to Modernity in China.” Conceptualizing collecting as a discursive thought process that disruptsRead More

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Independent Scholar

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I-fan Cheng

Independent Scholar

Research interests: origins of Chinese Daoism; early Chinese thought

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James Cheng

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Librarian of the Harvard-Yenching Library

jkcheng@fas.harvard.edu
James Cheng

James Cheng 鄭炯文

Librarian of the Harvard-Yenching Library

James Cheng is the Librarian at the Harvard-Yenching Library, the largest East Asian library maintained by any American university. The library's collections stand at 1.3 million volumes, including approximately 800,000 in Chinese, 340,000 in Japanese, 170,000 in Korean, 22,000Read More

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Sheena Greitens

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University of Texas at Austin

Sheena Greitens

Sheena Chestnut Greitens

University of Texas at Austin

Research interests: authoritarianism, security, surveillance, state-society relations in East Asia, Chinese foreign policy

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Wesley Chiu

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Visiting Scholar

Wesley Chiu

Wesley Chiu 赵宾

Visiting Scholar

Independent Scholar

Wesley Chiu is a practicing lawyer with an interest in helping the “left-behind” children in remote villages in China, through real-time interactive online education. Wesley has been instrumental in establishing an NGO to help this effort and is dedicatedRead More

opens in a new windowJoseph Christian 约瑟夫· 克里斯蒂

Independent Scholar

Joseph Christian 约瑟夫· 克里斯蒂

Independent Scholar

Research Interests: Development of the home care / home health care industries in China

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Karen Christopher

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Finance/Administrative Associate

christop@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-3975
Karen Christopher

Karen Christopher

Finance/Administrative Associate

Karen Christopher has worked in the Asia Center’s financial office since 2000, assisting staff, affiliates, faculty, and students with financial and administrative issues. While the Fairbank Center is her first priority she also supports the other Asia-related research centers.

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Associate Professor, National Chung Hsing University; TUSA Scholar

Hueichu Chu

Associate Professor, National Chung Hsing University; TUSA Scholar

Years of Affiliation: TUSA Scholar from 2016-2017

Hueichu Chu is Associate Professor at National Chung Hsing University. At the Fairbank Center, she will be working on a project titled “Environmental Literature in Taiwan and Japan.” She will be working with ProfessorRead More

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Hou Family Fellow

Chih-wei Chung

Hou Family Fellow

Years of Affiliation: Hou Family Fellow from 2016-2017

Chih-wei Chung is a Ph.D. candidate in Taiwan Literature at National Taiwan University. His research interests center around Sinophone Studies, particularly the realm of Taiwanese literature. He will be working on “Heteroglossia andRead More

opens in a new windowYen-lin Chung 鍾延麟

National Chengchi University, Associate Professor

Yen-lin Chung 鍾延麟

National Chengchi University, Associate Professor

Years of Affiliation: TUSA Scholar from 2017-2018

Yen-lin Chung is an Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies at National Chengchi University and will be a visiting scholar at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. While at theRead More

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University of Nebraska

Parks M. Coble

University of Nebraska

Research interests: The collapse of Chiang Kai-shek’s China, 1944-1948: hyperinflation and its consequences

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Paul Cohen

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Professor of History Emeritus, Wellesley College

pcohen@fas.harvard.edu
Paul Cohen

Paul A. Cohen 柯文

Professor of History Emeritus, Wellesley College

Paul Cohen retired from Wellesley College in 2000 after teaching Chinese history for 35 years. He has been affiliated with the Fairbank Center since 1965, and he continues to research and write in the field of Chinese history, focusing mainlyRead More

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Richard Cooper

opens in a new windowRichard Cooper 理查德·库珀

Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics

rcooper@harvard.edu
Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper 理查德·库珀

Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics

Richard N. Cooper is Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the BrookingsRead More

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opens in a new windowCharlotte Cotter 严江雯

Library Assistant

charlotte_cotter@fas.harvard.edu
617 496-9342
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Charlotte Cotter 严江雯

Library Assistant

Charlotte Cotter is the Library Assistant for the Fairbank Center Collection at the H.C. Fung Library, where she works under the supervision of Librarian Nancy Hearst. 

Charlotte graduated from Yale University in 2018 with a B.A. in East Asian Studies focusingRead More

Nara Dillon

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Senior Lecturer on Government

ndillon@fas.harvard.edu
Nara Dillon

Nara Dillon 温奈良

Senior Lecturer on Government

Nara Dillon received her B.A. in history from Williams College and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2003 to 2007 she taught Chinese politics and comparative politics as an Assistant Professor at Bard College.

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opens in a new windowKwok-Leong Tang 鄧國亮

Digital China Fellow

kwokleongtang@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 496-9940

Kwok-Leong Tang 鄧國亮

Digital China Fellow

Kwok-leong Tang(鄧國亮)is the Digital China Fellow of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. He provides support and consultation to anyone interested in adopting digital tools and methods in their research related to Chinese studies. Kwok-leong received his Ph.D. in historyRead More

Marian Lee

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Program Assistant

marianlee@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 495-4046
Marian Lee

Marian Lee 李博雅

Program Assistant

Marian Lee received her B.A. from Wellesley College in Political Science, with a minor in Economics. Before coming to the Fairbank Center, she worked at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan as a consultant. She was previously a Fulbright-HaysRead More

Nick Drake

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Office and Program Coordinator

ndrake@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 495-4007
Nick Drake

Nick Drake 卓鸿涛

Office and Program Coordinator

Nick Drake received his BA from Hendrix College and his MA through Harvard's Regional Studies - East Asia program. As a student intern and administrative assistant, Nick helped develop new technical initiatives and programs for the Harvard China Fund andRead More

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Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Heng Du

Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Years of Affiliation: 2016-2018
Heng Du is currently writing the last chapter of her dissertation, tentatively entitled, “Packaging Wisdom: In Search of Paratext in Early China.” In her research, she applies the concept of “paratext” to remap the evolution inRead More

Ruodi Duan

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Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Ruodi Duan

Ruodi Duan 段若迪

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Ruodi Duan will spend the Fall 2018 semester at Fudan University working on her dissertation, “Acts of Friendship: The Politics of Afro-Asian Solidarity, 1963-1974.” In her dissertation, Ruodi takes three nodes—socialist Tanzania, Maoist China, and the transnational African American left—asRead More

Peijun Duan

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Visiting Scholar

Peijun Duan

Peijun Duan 段培君

Visiting Scholar

Peijun Duan is an academic leader on Strategy and the Philosophy of Strategy, and is a senior professor and director of the Strategy Research Section at China’s Central Party School. His research is divided between the US and China, dedicatingRead More

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