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The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master's program in China Studies. This initiative brings together young people who have demonstrated a talent for leadership and innovation. At Yenching, they are immersed in an intensive learning environment where they can explore China and its role in the world—past, present, and future. The Academy's goal is to shape new generations of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China.

The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars create their own study paths by choosing courses from six research areas. They participate in a variety of extracurricular activities and field studies, organized by the Yenching Academy, and designed by scholars themselves. Studying at the Academy is an exceptional opportunity to take part in intercultural exchanges and interdisciplinary learning, developing both personally and professionally.


  • Dai Jinhua Talks on the Ways to Understan...

    On June 10, Yenching Academy held a lecture, Films Today: A way to Imagine China and Ourselves, as part of its Topics in China Studies Lecture Series for the 2022 Spring semester, taught by Professor Dai Jinhua, Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Peking University. This class was hosted by Yenching Academy Associate Dean Fan Shiming, and Yenching Scholars joined the online session...

    June 27, 2022
  • Peng Chun Delivers Lecture on Understandi...

    On June 16, Assistant Professor Peng Chun, Assistant Dean at the Peking University Law School, delivered a lecture at Yenching Academy titled “Understanding China’s Social Credit System” as part of the Topics in China Studies Lecture Series for the 2022 Spring semester. Associate Dean Brent Haas hosted the session, with 6th cohort Yenching Scholars participating in the online class from acro...

    June 24, 2022
  • Prof. Giuseppe Vignato Delivers a Lecture...

    On June 9, Professor Giuseppe Vignato, Professor of Archaeology, Peking University, gave a lecture themed “Buddhist Rock Monasteries of Kucha: A Glass Half Full – What was in the Other Half?” Hosted by Yenching Academy Director of Graduate Studies Prof. Lu Yang and joined by YCA Scholars in the 2021 cohort, this class is part of the Topics in China Studies Lecture Series for the 2022 Spring ...

    June 23, 2022
  • Yenching Academy Holds 2022 Graduation Ce...

    Graduation is not just the end of schooling for students of a particular degree or level of education. It is also the beginning of life in other areas of the graduates’ pursuit – be it further studies or work in any industry of their choosing. The day comes with many emotions, reflections, and celebrations for the graduates, their teachers, families, and friends, and high hopes for what the f...

    June 21, 2022
  • Follow the Silk Thread – Dragon Boat Fes...

    The Dragon Boat Festival is enshrouded in the fragrance of bamboo leaves. This year’s festival fell on June 3, and our teachers and students celebrated the event at the Jingyuan Courtyard 3 on the same day. Associate Dean Fan Shiming, Director of Graduate Studies Lu Yang, Assistant Dean Chen Changwei, and Assistant Dean Zuo Jing joined our Scholars in the festivities.Our teachers first introdu...

    June 10, 2022
  • YCA Creative Booth | Take a Rest to Admir...

    Yenching Scholars from around the world attend courses and meet their colleagues at the elegant Jingyuan Courtyard 4. Behind the red gate, the elegant yet historical courtyard with drooping Chinese wisteria flowers has witnessed the students’ joys and academic pursuits.Jingyuan Courtyard 4 sees our Scholars’ talent for academia and art. In May 2021, Joyce Fung Wai Yun (2020 Scholar from Hong ...

    June 9, 2022



Recruitment for the 2023 cohort of Mainland Chinese candidates is now open, and we will accept applications until May 20, 2022 (12:00 noon Beijing time).


Application for the 2023 cohort of international, Chinese Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan candidates will begin in August 2022.

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