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John King Fairbank (1907-1991) was among the most renowned American scholars of East Asia in the twentieth century. The vast bulk of his scholarly career was spent at Harvard University, where the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research was named in his honor. Though he wrote on a variety of East Asian societies, his primary specialty was China.

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The question now is: Can we understand our stupidity? This is a test of intellect, not of character.

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