Krishna Palepu Profile

Krishna G. Palepu

Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration

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Krishna Palepu Profile

Krishna G. Palepu

Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration

Professor Palepu's current research focuses on strategy and governance. In the area of strategy, his recent focus has been on the globalization of emerging markets, particularly India and China, and the resulting opportunities and challenges for western multinationals as wellRead More

Fernando Reimers Profile

Fernando M. Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education Faculty Director, International Education Policy

Fernando Reimers Profile

Fernando M. Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education Faculty Director, International Education Policy

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century. He also works in the area of global citizenship education and inRead More

Peter Rowe Profile

Peter G. Rowe

Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

Peter Rowe Profile

Peter G. Rowe

Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

Rowe served as Dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard from 1992 to 2004, and was Chairman of the Urban Planning and Design Department from 1988 until 1992, and Director of the Urban Design Programs from 1985 untilRead More

Jeffrey Williams Profile

Jeffrey R. Williams

Senior Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

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Jeffrey Williams Profile

Jeffrey R. Williams

Senior Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Jeffrey R. Williams is a Rajawali Senior Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, an independent management consultant, and an experienced corporate and non-profit director. He currently divides his time between ChinaRead More

Ali Malkawi Profile

Ali Malkawi

Professor of Architectural Technology and Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Ali Malkawi Profile

Ali Malkawi

Professor of Architectural Technology and Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Ali Malkawi is an international scholar and expert in building simulation, energy conservation, and sustainability in buildings. He teaches architectural technology and computation and conducts research in the areas of computational simulation, building performance evaluation, and design decision support. HeRead More

Odd Arne Westad

Odd Arne Westad

Affiliate, Applied History Project

Odd Arne Westad

Odd Arne Westad

Affiliate, Applied History Project

Odd Arne Westad is the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University, where he teaches at the Kennedy School of Government. He is an expert on contemporary international history and on the eastern Asian region. Before comingRead More

Xiaowei Zhuang Profile

Xiaowei Zhuang

David B. Arnold, Jr. Professor of Science Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Xiaowei Zhuang Profile

Xiaowei Zhuang

David B. Arnold, Jr. Professor of Science Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Xiaowei Zhuang works in the areas of single-molecule biology and bioimaging, developing imaging techniques to study biological systems quantitatively. The understanding of living organisms has greatly benefited from imaging tools. In particular, understanding the inner workings of a cell requiresRead More

Barry R. Bloom

Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Barry R. Bloom

Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health

A leading scientist in the areas of infectious diseases, vaccines, and global health and former consultant to the White House, Dr. Barry Bloom continues to pursue an active interest in bench science as the principal investigator of a laboratory researchingRead More

Peter K. Bol

Charles H Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Peter K. Bol

Charles H Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Together with William Kirby, Bol teaches ChinaX (SW12x), a Harvard course that has a global enrollment of over 45,000. His research is centered on the history of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th toRead More

William H.C. Chang

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Westlake International Group (San Francisco)

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William H.C. Chang

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Westlake International Group (San Francisco)

Richard E. Dyck

Richard E. Dyck

President, TCS-Japan (Tokyo and Shanghai)

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Richard E. Dyck

Richard E. Dyck

President, TCS-Japan (Tokyo and Shanghai)

Mark C. Elliott

Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History

Mark C. Elliott

Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History

Research interests: late imperial Chinese history; Manchu studies; Mongolian studies; history of relations between China and Inner Asia; the Silk Road; history of cartography; frontier studies; comparative empire; ethnicity and ethnic policy; contemporary historiography.

Mark C. Elliott is the Mark SchwartzRead More

Arthur M. Kleinman

Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology; Professor of Medical Anthropology in Social Medicine; Professor of Psychiatry

Arthur M. Kleinman

Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology; Professor of Medical Anthropology in Social Medicine; Professor of Psychiatry

Research and Teaching Interests: Global Mental Health; Social Medicine; Medical Humanities; Social Suffering; Caregiving; China; Asia broadly; North America.

Arthur Kleinman (born March 11, 1941), a physician and anthropologist, is now in his 39th year at Harvard. A graduate ofRead More

Ya-Wen Lei Profile

Ya-Wen Lei

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ya-Wen Lei Profile

Ya-Wen Lei

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ya-Wen Lei is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. She is also affiliated with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard. She grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. Trained in both law and sociology, sheRead More

Xiao-Li Meng

Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics

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Xiao-Li Meng

Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics

Xiao-Li Meng, Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Whipple V. N. Jones Professor and former chair of Statistics at Harvard, is well known for his depth and breadth in research, his innovation and passionRead More

Jie Li

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Jie Li

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

As a scholar of literary, film, and cultural studies, Jie Li’s research interests center on the mediation of memories in modern China. Her first book, Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life (Columbia, 2014), excavates a century of memories embedded inRead More

Elizabeth J. Perry Profile

Elizabeth J. Perry

Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government; former Director of the Fairbank Center

Elizabeth J. Perry Profile

Elizabeth J. Perry

Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government; former Director of the Fairbank Center

Elizabeth J. Perry is Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government and Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. She is a comparativist with special expertise in the politics of China. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipientRead More

Anthony J. Saich

Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; and Director, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, Harvard Kennedy School

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Anthony J. Saich

Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; and Director, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, Harvard Kennedy School

Research interests: the interplay between state and society in Asia and the respective roles they play in the provision of public goods and services at the local level; developments in China; international law.
Anthony Saich is the director of theRead More

Michael A. Szonyi

Professor of Chinese History Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Michael A. Szonyi

Professor of Chinese History Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Michael Szonyi is Director of the Fairbank Center at Harvard University and Professor of Chinese History in Harvard’s Departments of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of History. His research uses a combination of traditional textual study and contemporary fieldworkRead More

David Der-Wei Wang

Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature

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David Der-Wei Wang

Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature

Research interests: modern and contemporary Chinese literature, late Qing fiction and drama; comparative literary theory; colonial and modern Taiwanese fiction, and Asian American and diasporic literature; Chinese intellectuals and artists in the mid-20th century
David Der-wei Wang holds a jointRead More

Sarah Gordon

Director of Finance & Administration

Phone(617) 496-1062

Sarah Gordon

Director of Finance & Administration

Sarah manages the budgets and general administration for the Asia Center, South Asia Institute, Fairbank Center, Korea Institute, and Harvard China Fund.

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Robyn Provost

Financial Associate

Phone(617) 496-2854

Robyn Provost

Financial Associate

Robyn manages sponsored awards and assists with financial processing for the Asia Center, Fairbank Center, Harvard China Fund, Korea Institute, and the South Asia Institute.

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Karen Christopher

Finance/Administrative Associate

Phone(617) 496-3975

Karen Christopher

Finance/Administrative Associate

Karen Christopher has worked in the Asia Center’s financial office since 2000, assisting staff, affiliates, faculty, and students with financial and administrative issues. She also supports the a number of Asia-related research centers including the Harvard China Fund and theRead More

Victor K. Fung

Group Chairman, Li & Fung Group (Hong Kong)

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Victor K. Fung

Group Chairman, Li & Fung Group (Hong Kong)

Henry C.T. Ho

President, Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp. (Taipei)

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Henry C.T. Ho

President, Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp. (Taipei)

Michael F. Holland

Michael F. Holland

Chairman, Holland & Company LLC (New York)

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Michael F. Holland

Michael F. Holland

Chairman, Holland & Company LLC (New York)

George Kounelakis

ENA Investment Capital (London)

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George Kounelakis

ENA Investment Capital (London)

James C. Kralik

Managing Director, Linden Street Capital, Ltd. (Shanghai)

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James C. Kralik

Managing Director, Linden Street Capital, Ltd. (Shanghai)

Peter V. Kwok

Managing Director, USI Partners Ltd. (Hong Kong)

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Peter V. Kwok

Managing Director, USI Partners Ltd. (Hong Kong)

Raymond P.L. Kwok

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (Hong Kong)

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Raymond P.L. Kwok

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (Hong Kong)

Yunli Lou

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (Hong Kong)

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Yunli Lou

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (Hong Kong)

Stephen A. Orlins

President, National Committee on United States–China Relations (New York)

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Stephen A. Orlins

President, National Committee on United States–China Relations (New York)

John A. Quelch

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School (Boston)

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John A. Quelch

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School (Boston)

MARK SCHWARTZ

Mark Schwartz

Vice Chairman, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific (Beijing)

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MARK SCHWARTZ

Mark Schwartz

Vice Chairman, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific (Beijing)

Anthony Sun

Former Managing General Partner, Venrock Associates (San Francisco)

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Anthony Sun

Former Managing General Partner, Venrock Associates (San Francisco)

Jackson P. Tai

Former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group Holdings and DBS Bank Ltd. (Greenwich, CT)

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Jackson P. Tai

Former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group Holdings and DBS Bank Ltd. (Greenwich, CT)

John L. Thornton

Chairman of the Board, Barrick Gold Corporation (Toronto)

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John L. Thornton

Chairman of the Board, Barrick Gold Corporation (Toronto)

Stephen M. Waters

Managing Director, Compass Advisors LLP (New York)

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Stephen M. Waters

Managing Director, Compass Advisors LLP (New York)

Eric T. Wu

Chairman, Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corp. (Taipei)

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Eric T. Wu

Chairman, Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corp. (Taipei)

Mike Yuen

Chairman, Esquel Group (Hong Kong)

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Mike Yuen

Chairman, Esquel Group (Hong Kong)

Lillian Wei

Director, Programs and Administration, Harvard China Fund

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Lillian Wei

Director, Programs and Administration, Harvard China Fund

Lillian Wei is responsible for the Harvard China Fund’s operations, program deliveries, and administrative management.

Ms. Wei opened the Harvard Shanghai Office and, since then, has been managing academic programs, supporting faculty members on their educational missions, and developing student exchangeRead More

Emma Fan

Program Manager, Shanghai

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Emma Fan

Program Manager, Shanghai

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William C. Kirby

Chairman

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William C. Kirby

Chairman

William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor.

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William Alford

William P. Alford

Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law

William Alford

William P. Alford

Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law

William P. Alford is a scholar of Chinese law and legal history. His books include To Steal a Book is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization (Stanford University Press 1995), Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal ProfessionRead More

Dr. Gerald Chan

Gerald L. Chan

Founder, Morningside Group Ltd.

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Dr. Gerald Chan

Gerald L. Chan

Founder, Morningside Group Ltd.

In 1987, Dr. Gerald Chan co-founded Morningside, a diversified investment group engaged in private equity and venture capital investments in North America, Asia and Europe. Morningside has been an active investor in China since 1992.

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Yi Wang

Executive Director for University Programs

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Yi Wang

Executive Director for University Programs

Yi Wang works with Harvard faculty across the university’s many schools and departments, as well as with academic partners and other supporters in China, to strengthen Harvard’s engagement with China.

A native of China and a 1995 graduate of Harvard CollegeRead More

David Roberts

Dean for External Education

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David Roberts

Dean for External Education

In March 2014, David H. Roberts, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine was appointed by Dean Jeffrey Flier as the inaugural Harvard Medical School Dean for External Education. An HMS alumnus, Dr. Roberts completed his internal medicine training at Massachusetts GeneralRead More

Bing Wang

Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment

Bing Wang

Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment

Dr. Bing Wang, Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment, teaches design and real estate courses at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. She is Area Head for Master of Design Real Estate and theRead More

Chi-Man (Winnie) Yip

Professor of the Practice of International Health Policy and Economics

Chi-Man (Winnie) Yip

Professor of the Practice of International Health Policy and Economics

Dr. Winnie Yip is Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and also Director of the school wide China HealthRead More

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Mengxue (Emmeline) Liu

Program Coordinator, Harvard China Fund

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Mengxue (Emmeline) Liu

Program Coordinator, Harvard China Fund

Mengxue (Emmeline) Liu is the program coordinator at the Harvard China Fund since November 2018, where she is responsible for implementing programmatic activities for students and faculty.

Emmeline obtained her Master’s Degree in Education at Boston University. Prior to herRead More

William A. Graham Profile

William A. Graham

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor (DIV Fac), Harvard Divinity School (HDS)

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William A. Graham Profile

William A. Graham

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor (DIV Fac), Harvard Divinity School (HDS)

William A. Graham served as Dean of Harvard Divinity School from 2002 to 2012, when he stepped down to return to research and teaching. He has been a member of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 1973 andRead More

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

Executive Director, Harvard China Fund and Fairbank Center

Phone(617) 384-6606
Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

Executive Director, Harvard China Fund and Fairbank Center

Dan Murphy is executive director of the Harvard China Fund and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

The Harvard China Fund’s mission is to support teaching and research on China and promote Harvard’s presence in China. This is accomplished in threeRead More

Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti Profile

Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti

Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy (FAS SEAS Applied Physics)

Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti Profile

Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti

Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy (FAS SEAS Applied Physics)

Professor Narayanamurti’s current research is directed mainly at the physics of electron and hole transport in novel semiconductor electronic materials and devices. The primary methods used are scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and ballistic electron emission microscopy (BEEM). Unlike more traditionalRead More

Julia Cai

Assistant Director, Harvard China Fund and Fairbank Center

Phone(617) 496-1587

Julia Cai

Assistant Director, Harvard China Fund and Fairbank Center

Julia Cai currently oversees different programs and activities for the Harvard China Fund and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

She graduated from Harvard College in 2006 with an A.B. in English and American language and literature, and significant coursework in sociology.Read More

Nick Drake

Office and Program Coordinator, Fairbank Center

Phone(617) 495-4007

Nick Drake

Office and Program Coordinator, Fairbank Center

Nick Drake received his BA from Hendrix College and his MA through Harvard's Regional Studies - East Asia program. During the past two years, Nick has helped develop new technical initiatives and programs as a student intern and administrative assistantRead More