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.
Course Pre-Registration Deadline is November 15th. Harvard offers a wide range of courses on China and Chinese Studies from across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. Check out … China-related Courses at Harvard, Spring 2024 Semester
Each semester, the Fairbank Center Collection of the H. C. Fung Library at Harvard University acquires new books in English and Chinese. Below is a list of new books collected … Summer 2023 Acquisitions at the H. C. Fung Library
Harvard offers a wide range of courses on China and Chinese Studies from across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. Check out our guide to courses for undergraduate … China-related Courses at Harvard, 2023-2024
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.