John K. Fairbank

  • East Asia: Our One-China Problem

  • New Thinking About China

    For the many years since McCarlhyism drove government thinkers into resignation or hibernation, there has been little gainful debate about American policy toward Red China. Bat now there is definite if still timid willingness in Washington to think about how to persuade Peking into reasonable adjustment with the rest of the world. In this essay, JOHN K. FAIRBANK, director of Harvard’s Asian Research Center, elaborates on his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and suggests directions the planners should pursue.

  • Edgar Snow in Red China

    Edgar Snow has perhaps gone further to penetrate the partitions of ignorance which separate Red China and the United States than any other living American. For an appraisal of his new book, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, we turn to JOHN K. FAIRBANK, historian, teacher, and director of the East Asian Research Center. Harvard University. During the war Mr. Fairbank served as special assistant to the American ambassador at Chungking. China, from 1942 to 1943, and as director of the United States Information Service in China from 1945 to 1946.

  • China: Time for a Policy

    Writer and teacher, JOHN K. FAIRBANK traveled widely in China for seven years and lectured at Tsing Hua Lniversity, Peking, before coming to Harvard as Professor of History. During the war he served as Special Assistant to the American Ambassador in Chungking, and later as Director of the USIS in China. He is the author of The United States and China, 1948 and coauthor of A Documentary History of Chinese Communism, 1952, and China s Response to the West, 1954, all published by the Harvard University Press.

  • China

    “If the American public cannot agree on why we failed in China, we have little prospect of constructing an effective policy either toward China or for the rest of Asia.”So writes JOHN K. FAIRBANK, who had seven years experience in China before, during, and after the war. In 1942-1943 he was a Special Assistant to the American Ambassador at Chungking, and in 1945-1946 served as head of the OWI office in China. He is a Professor of History at Harvard and the author of The United States and China, published by the Harvard University Press.

  • Our Chances in China