March 7, 2019

Mr Andrew Y. Yan is the Founding Managing Partner of SAIF Partners, a leading multibillion dollar Venture Capital Fund in China. Mr. Yan is a Trustee of Peking University Endowment and a Director of its Investment Committee. He was voted by the China Venture Capital Association as “The Venture Investor of the Year” in both 2004 and 2007. He was also selected as one of the “Fifty Finest Private Equity Investors in the World” by the Private Equity International in 2007; “No. 1 Venture Capitalist of the Year” by Forbes (China) in 2008 and 2009. He was the “Venture Capital Professional of the Year” by Asia Venture Capital Journal in 2009.


  • News

    Professor Ezra F. Vogel, renowned scholar and beloved mentor, dies aged 90

    It is with enormous sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of our most notable and respected past speakers Professor Ezra F. Vogel (1930-2020). As Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University, former Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and a prolific writer on Asia, he lastingly […]

  • Interview

    HCFocus | Arthur Kleinman on Mental Health and Caregiving in China

    Dr. Arthur Kleinman is the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor in the Anthropology Department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Victor and William Fung Director of Harvard University’s Asia Center. Dr. Kleinman is a […]

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HCFocus | Peter Bol and the Digital Era for History Research and Education

Professor Peter Bol received his Ph.D. in Chinese History from Princeton University in 1980. He was a former Dean of Education Development at Harvard University and is currently a tenured professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Since 2014, Professor Bol has been teaching and responsible for HarvardX and ChinaX series courses […]


Why are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Chinese Philosophy?

“This course will change your life” These are the words with which Professor Puett begins each year of his class, Ethical Reasoning 18: Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory, one of the most popular courses at Harvard. How can this class attract over 500 Harvard College students while being featured on news media “New York […]