Harvard Faculty with Expertise on the Roles of and Environment for the Nonprofit Organizations in China
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- Anthony Saich， Daewoo Professor of International Affairs，Director of the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and Faculty Chair of Asia Programs and the China Public Policy Program, Executive Committee Member of the Fairbank Center of China Studies and Asia Center of Harvard; Advisor for Domain of Nonprofits in China at Hauser Center at Harvard. From 1994 until July 1999, Professor Saich was the Representative for the China Office of the Ford Foundation. He has advised a wide range of government, private and not-for-profit organizations on work in China and elsewhere in Asia. He is a member of the Trustees of the China Medical Board of New York and International Bridges to Justice. His current research focuses on 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. He has written several books on developments in China, including Chinas Science Policy in the 80s (1989); Revolutionary Discourse in Maos China (1994, with David E. Apter); The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party (1996); The Governance and Politics of China (2004); Providing Public Goods in Transitional China (2008) and recently edited a book on China’s urbanization (2008, with Shahid Yusuf)
- William Kirby, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration;Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Advisor for Domain of Nonprofits in China at Hauser Center at Harvard. A historian of modern China, his work examines China’s business, economic, and political development in an international context. He has written on the evolution of modern Chinese business (state-owned and private); Chinese corporate law and company structure; the history of freedom in China; the international socialist economy of the 1950s; relations across the Taiwan Strait; and China’s relations with Europe and America. He has held appointments as Visiting Professor at the University of Heidelberg and the Free University of Berlin. He is Honorary Visiting Professor at Peking University, Nanjing University, Chongqing University, and Fudan University. At Harvard, he has served as Chair of the History Department, Director of the Asia Center, and most recently, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His current research projects include case studies of historical and contemporary Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China and the United States.
- William Alford, Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law; Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies; Director of East Asian Legal Studies; Chair, Harvard Project on Disability; Advisor for Domain of Nonprofits in China at Hauser Center at Harvard.He has been involved for decades in China’s legal reform. Almost 25 years ago, with Professor Randle Edwards, then of Columbia, he founded the first academic program in the PRC on American law and the first national exchange program to bring Chinese students to the U.S. for legal education—including many who are in the forefront of legal change in China today. In the years since, he has been called on by both US government and China’s—as well as multilateral organizations, foundations, civic groups and NGOs, law firms and businesses—to offer advices on a range of issues from trade to human rights to intellectual property to the legal profession and legal education and beyond. In recent years, he has focused on the pro bono work with the Special Olympics in issues of disability in China.
- 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 recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, she sits on the editorial boards of nearly a dozen major scholarly journals. Professor Perry’s research focuses on popular protest and grassroots politics in modern and contemporary China.
- Peter F. Geithner is an advisor to the Asia Center at Harvard University and a consultant to the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, Rockefeller Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and other organizations. He serves on the boards of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the China Center for Economic Research (Peking University), the Center for the Advanced Study of India (University of Pennsylvania), Clemente (Holdings) Asia, Inc., and the Institute of Current World Affairs. Mr. Geithner was with The Ford Foundation for 28 years, he served for two and a half years as the Foundation’s first representative in Beijing, China.
- Lincoln C. Chen is President of the China Medical Board. Dr. Chen was the founding director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative (2001-2006), and in an earlier decade, the Taro Takemi Professor of International Health and Director of the University-wide Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (1987-1996). In 1997-2001, Dr. Chen served as Executive Vice-President of the Rockefeller Foundation.
- Joan Kaufman, Director, AIDS Public Policy Project, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University; Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Senior Scientist at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis; China Director for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). From 1996-2001 Joan Kaufman was the Ford Foundation’s Gender and Reproductive Health Program Officer for China and the first international UNFPA program officer for China from 1980-84. She has serviced on advisory committees for the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health. Her writing focuses on health and social policies, AIDS, gender equity, and reproductive health and rights. Current research includes studies on health, governance, and womens participation in China’s countryside, Chinese AIDS orphans, and AIDS public policies. She has published extensively about China’s AIDS epidemic, reproductive health and family planning policy and program, SARS, health sector reform, and many other topics, including a recent co-edited book on AIDS and Social Policies in China, published in 2006, and State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China—-Serving the people, published in June 2009. Her book A Billion and Counting examines China’s population policy.
- James L. Watson, Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society and Professor of Anthropology. Professor Watson is an ethnographer who has spent over 40 years working in south China, primarily in villages (Guangdong, Jiangxi, and the Hong Kong region). His research has focused popular religion, family life and village organization, food systems, and the emergence of a post-socialist culture in the PRC.
- Martin K. Whyte, Professor of Sociology. Whyte’s primary research has been to try to understand social change and social patterns in contemporary China. Whyte has done research on and written about many aspects of the Chinese society, including political controls at the grass roots, village life, urban social patterns, education and schooling, inequality, the role of women, human rights trends, family planning and reproductive rights, Chinese workers. One recent research project involves surveys on Chinese popular perceptions of inequality trends and views about distributive justice issues.