Photo: Li Jaclyn, 2020





Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Harvard University
CGIS South Building
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 U.S.A.


Phone: (+1) 617-495-4046

Fax: (+1) 617-496-2420


Business Hours: Monday to Friday 周一至周五 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Visiting the Center

In non-Covid times, the Fairbank Center is open Monday-Friday from 9AM to 5pm. Following current university health guidelines, the Center will be open but staff will be working both from the Center and remotely. Please email in advance if you wish to meet with a staff member.

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Collection at the H.C. Fung Library is open to Harvard ID holders. The Library also offers stacks access to external students and researchers who present an official form of ID. Other Harvard libraries and archives are open to current Harvard students, faculty, staff, and library card holders with active borrowing and access cards.

Media Inquiries

The Fairbank Center has been a leading source of expertise on China for six decades. 

For media inquiries, please contact Sam Maclean, Communications Manager at or (617) 485-7011.

若需更多媒体资讯,请联系本中心对外沟通专员詹艾文 (Sam Maclean)先生 or (617) 485-7011)。

Finding an Expert

The Fairbank Center is home to over 300 experts on Greater China. Browse our People section to find an expert on a topic or area. If you need help identifying an expert on a breaking news topic, or would like to be put in touch with one of our experts, please email us at

Events Coverage

For inquiries regarding public events sponsored by the Fairbank Center, please contact Mark Grady, Events Coordinator.

Limitations on Disclosing Student and Alumni Information

Please be aware than under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Fairbank Center cannot respond to any questions about individual students or alumni.

Media Access to Harvard

Photographers and videographers must request a permit from Harvard Public Affairs and Communications to film or photograph the campus.