Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou

Former Taiwanese President Speaks Out for Improved China-Taiwan Relations

​Former President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou discussed his experience in public service and reaffirmed Taiwan’s commitment to improving relations with mainland China at a lecture on Monday.

Crimson falls to Stanford in China
On Campus

Crimson falls to Stanford in China

Corey Johnson ‘20 was unable to get it going from the three point line against Stanford for the Crimson. The Crimson fell to Stanford during the Pac-12 China game, with a final score of 80-70.

College Life

In Shanghai, Vice Provost Condemns Men’s Soccer ‘Scouting Reports’

Vice Provost Mark Elliott applauded University President Drew G. Faust for asking the Office of the General Counsel to review the men’s soccer team, whose actions he called “scandalous.”

Visual Arts

Design School Exhibit Challenges Perceptions of Modern Chinese Architecture

A Graduate School of Design exhibit uses 60 models to challenge perceptions of modern Chinese architecture.

Mid Autumn Lanterns

Mid Autumn Lanterns

Brightly colored lanterns frame the Science Center Plaza as part of the Fairbank Center's Mid-Autumn Festival on Thursday.

Yidan Visits
Higher Education

Chinese Internet Service Co-Founder Promotes Ed Prize at Harvard

Charles Chen Yidan, co-founder of one of China’s most popular Internet service portals, visited Harvard last Thursday to raise awareness about a new educational prize he founded.


Professor First to Translate Chinese Poet's Complete Works

University Professor Stephen Owen completed an eight-year-long project to translate Chinese poet Du Fu’s 1,400 poems into English, aiming to make the works more accessible.

Social Sciences Division

Fairbank Center Forms Student Group, Citing Interest in China

Members of the newly-formed Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Student Advisory Committee met for the first time this week to discuss how to increase undergraduate involvement at the Center.


Colleagues Remember Philip A. Kuhn As Mentor and Scholar

Former students and colleagues remembered Philip A. Kuhn ’54, once director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and professor of History and East Asian Languages, for his contributions to Chinese studies and mentorship of graduate students.

"Empty Chairs."

"Empty Chairs."


'Empty Chairs' Full of Feeling

Liu Xia has seen her husband and her brother repeatedly arrested, jailed, and imprisoned, for likely politically-motivated reasons, and has herself been placed under house arrest and constant surveillance. It is no wonder that Kafka is a recurring figure in her poetry.

China’s Next 5 Years

China’s Next 5 Years

Xu Zhong, a visiting scholar in Harvard’s economic department, speaks in Chinese about China’s development and future on Friday afternoon. The event was hosted by the Harvard China Forum.

Harvard Hackathon
Undergraduate Council

Photos of the Weekend (11/15/15)

edX: “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought”
Higher Education

EdX Course on Mao Raises Questions of Propaganda

The course has garnered controversy, with some questioning whether it objectively teaches Mao Zedong’s theories, strategies, and policies and calling it a reiteration of the Chinese Communist Party ideology.

Central Administration

New Global Institute Grants $3.75M to China Climate Research

Based at the Harvard Center Shanghai, the new Harvard Global Institute will provide grants to research projects that focus on climate and energy science, economics, engineering, and environmental health.