Harvard University Asia Center http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~asiactr/.
This should be your starting point for all Asia-related academic
and cultural activities in the Boston area. Listings frequently
include non-Harvard events as well as Harvard lectures and seminars
that are open to the public. You can also find links and listings
here for the numerous research centers, programs and faculty related
to Asia at Harvard. For connections to China-related scholars
and research projects, you may consult in particular the sites of
the Fairbank Center for East Asia Research (http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~fairbank/),
and the Harvard-Yenching Institute (http://www.harvard-yenching.org/).
In addition to the using the resources listed
in the “Culture and History” section, these are places where you
might begin looking for China-related materials in the Boston area,
though by all means extend your search to other area universities
Harvard-Yenching Library http://hcl.harvard.edu/harvard-yenching/.
One of the finest Asian collections in the country.
Fairbank Center Collection, H.C. Fung Library
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies maintains its own collection
specializing in contemporary China, housed in the H.C. Fung Library.
Wellesley College Library http://www.wellesley.edu/Library/Research/chinese.html.
Wellesley’s collection is particularly useful for Chinese literature
Several branches of the Boston Public Library,
including the main branch at Copley Square, have decent basic collections
of both English-language studies of China and Chinese-language popular
The Chinese Cultural Center of the Taipei Economic
and Cultural Office in Boston maintains a Chinese-language library:
should start off by consulting A Resource Guide to Researching
Asian American History and Culture in New England, compiled
by the Asian American Research Institute at UMass Boston. A PDF
version may be downloaded at http://www.iaas.umb.edu/research/resource_guide.shtml.
The following collections are of particular interest:
The Boston Historical Society and Museum http://www.bostonhistory.org/
The Massachusetts Historical Society http://www.masshist.org/welcome/
US National Archives and Research Administration,
Northeast Region http://www.archives.gov/northeast/index.html
Chinese Historical Society of New England. Two
Boylston Street, Suite G-3, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 338-4339.
Maintains archives, and offers a CHSNE/Waterman-Waring Scholarship
to Chinese-American high school seniors planning to attend New England
Institute for Asian American Studies, University
of Massachusetts, Boston http://www.iaas.umb.edu/.
Sponsors a wide range of research projects on Asian communities
in the Boston area and New England, and also works to promote community
Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum http://pem.org/museum/library.php.
Houses a strong collection of printed material and manuscripts related
to China trade, art, and general Chinese history (consult in particular
the Frederick Townsend Ward and Herbert Offen collections.)
See also links under “Community
Also keep in mind that many educational institutions
in the Boston area have long histories of China connections, which
are well worth exploring through university archives, special collections
and alumni associations.