The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University brings together a global community of world-leading academics and practitioners to advance scholarship in all fields of China Studies.
We are delighted to welcome this year’s cohort of scholars and affiliates to our community.
Harvard offers a wide range of courses on China and Chinese Studies. Check out our guide to courses for undergraduate and graduate students for fall 2022.
Arthur Kleinman elected Honorary Academician of Academic Sinica by the 34th Convocation of Academicians in Taipei.
Winnie Chi-man Yip, our former Acting Director, gives her impression of how the Fairbank Center has adapted over the past academic year.
History of the Center
The Fairbank Center was founded in 1955 by Professor John King Fairbank, a leading scholar in modern and contemporary China studies.
History of China at Harvard
Harvard University has promoted the study of China since the appointment of our first Chinese-language instructor in 1879.
Harvard Tercentenary Stele
This slender marble slab, or stele, was presented to Harvard in 1936 as a gift from Chinese alumni on the occasion of the University’s tercentenary, and stands to the side of Widener Library.
Our Community Policies
The Fairbank Center is unambiguously committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment for our community.