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Professor William Kirby’s New Book: Empires of Ideas

Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China This post originally appeared in Harvard University Press on July 5, 2022. The modern university was born in Germany. In the twentieth century, the United States leapfrogged Germany to become the global leader in higher education. Will China challenge its position in the twenty-first? Today American institutions […]

Tsinghua University's 2020 graduation ceremony. Credit: Tsinghua University

On Academic Engagement with China

August 28, 2022 By William C. Kirby, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the Harvard China Fund; former Director of the Fairbank Center 2006-2013 China’s educational resurgence is much less a threat than an opportunity for American and other international universities, argues

Michael A. Szonyi and Mark Wu

Fairbank Center Welcomes Mark Wu as New Faculty Director

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce Mark Wu as our new faculty director. Professor Wu is the Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School, where he specializes in international trade and international economic law with a focus on China and the United States. 

Chinese health officials and experts believe they have prevented at least 200mn infections and 3mn deaths © Kevin Frayer/Getty

Zeroing out on Zero-COVID

By William C. Kirby, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the Harvard China Fund; former Director of the Fairbank Center 2006-2013 William C. Kirby, T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies and the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University, argues

Harvard University, Fairbank Center 60th Anniversary, October 8, 2017.

Remembering Ezra F. Vogel 傅高义, 1930 – 2020

We are sad to announce the passing of our former director, Professor Ezra F. Vogel (1930 – 2020) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved former director, colleague and friend Ezra F. Vogel (1930-2020), Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He passed away on Sunday,