General Information

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William C. Kirby, Chairman

Contact Information

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  • Telephone: 617-496-1587
  • Fax: 617-495-9977
  • Address: Harvard China Fund CGIS South Building 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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Established in late 2006, the Harvard China Fund is Harvard University’s “academic venture fund” for China. In service of the entire University, it supports teaching and research on China and promotes Harvard’s presence in China. The University has allocated $15 million to support the Fund, and has made a commitment to raise $50 million over the Fund’s first 10 years. The Fund amplifies Harvard’s commitment to China and advances collaborative research on the major challenges facing Greater China, which includes the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. With the establishment of the Fund and the opening of the Harvard Center Shanghai, Harvard University is making an extraordinary statement on the importance of deepening our understanding of, connections with, and investments in the most dynamically changing country in the world.