INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

  William Kirby
   
  WILLIAM KIRBY is the T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; and the Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. 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.
   
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