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.
By Andrew S. Erickson, Visiting Professor, Government Department, Harvard University; Professor of Strategy, U.S. Naval War College (NWC) China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI); and Fairbank Center Associate in Research. The […]
Taiwan Citizens Head to the Polls: Our Visiting Fellow Says This Election Is About Taiwan, Not Mainland China
Ahead of Taiwan’s presidential election on Saturday, Jan. 13, Fairbank Center Visiting Fellow Po-Chang (Paul) Huang argues that the outcome will be determined by domestic issues—not Taiwan citizens’ views about […]
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.
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.