James Evans

James Gethyn Evans

Graduate Student Associate

Communications Officer, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

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James Gethyn Evans (he/him) manages digital communications, media relations, publicity outreach and graphic design at the Fairbank Center. Previously, James worked in public affairs for Weber Shandwick in Beijing and London and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and has a background in public policy and digital communications across China and Europe. James read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford before studying Chinese language at Beijing Language and Culture University. He is a graduate of Harvard’s Regional Studies East Asia program, where his thesis on China’s foreign relations with the Third World won the Joseph Fletcher Memorial Award. He is currently studying for a Ph.D. at Harvard’s Department of History. His research interests include modern Chinese history and government, China and Taiwan’s foreign policies, and China’s relations with the developing world.