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Wilma Cannon Fairbank

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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

book Adventures in Retrieval: Han Murals and Shang Bronze Molds (Harvard-Yenching Institute of Studies, No 28)

Connections

Married John King Fairbank, June 29, 1932. Children: Holly, Laura.