John King Fairbank

John King Fairbank John King Fairbank (May 24, 1907 – September 14, 1991) was an American historian of China and United States–China relations. He taught at Harvard University from 1936 until his retirement in 1977. He is credited with building the field of Sinology in the United States after World War II with his organizational ability, his mentorship of students, support of fellow scholars, and formulation of basic concepts to be tested.

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard is named after him. Among his most widely read books are ''The United States and China'', first published in 1948 and revised editions in 1958, 1979, and 1983; ''East Asia: The Great Tradition'' (1960) and ''East Asia The Great Transformation'' (1965), co-authored with Edwin O. Reischauer; and his co-edited series, ''The Cambridge History of China''. Provided by Wikipedia
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