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Wilma Cannon Fairbank

Wilma Cannon Fairbank, American, Chinese author.

Background

  • Fairbank, Wilma Cannon was born on April 23, 1909 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Walter Bradford and Cornelia (James) Cannon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1931.

    Career

    • Private painting, Peking, China, 1932-1935, Cambridge, 1936-1941. Officer United States State Department Division Cultural Relations, 1942-1945. Chief cultural officer United States Embassy China, Chungking, Nanking, 1945-1947.

    Works

    • Author: Adventures in Retrieval, 1972, America's Cultural Experiment in China, 1976, Liang and Lin: Partners in Exploring China's Architectural Past, 1994. Editor: A Pictorial History of Chinese Architecture, 1984.

    Connections

    • Married John King Fairbank, June 29, 1932. Children: Holly, Laura.
    • father: Walter Bradford Cannon
    • mother: Cornelia (James) Cannon
    • spouse: John King Fairbank
    • children: Holly Fairbank
    • Laura Fairbank
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    Died April 4, 2002
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1931
      Radcliffe College
    • 1932 - 1935
      Private painting
      Peking, Beijing, China, China
    • 1936 - 1941
      Private painting
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1942 - 1945
      officer, United States State Department Division Cultural Relations
    • 1945 - 1947
      chief cultural officer, United States Embassy China