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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.


  • Professor Paul Pickowicz Returns to Yench...

    On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, Prof. Paul G. Pickowicz, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Chinese Studies, University of California, San Diego, delivered a lecture at Yenching Academy entitled “Women in Chinese Silent Cinema”. This class, which is the first of Yenching Academy’s Topics in China Studies Lecture Series for the 2023/2024 Fall Semester, was hosted by Yenching Ac...

    September 28, 2023
  • Yenching Academy Dean Delivers First Dean...

    On September 6, Yenching Academy Dean Dong Qiang delivered his first Dean’s talk for the year titled “‘With My Warm Palm…’ Reading China Through its Literature” to a room teeming with enthusiastic Yenching Scholars from the 2022 and 2023 cohorts. The session, Professor Dong Qiang’s first-ever lecture delivered entirely in English, was designed to introduce the students to some of the mos...

    September 13, 2023
  • Yenching Academy Holds Opening Ceremony f...

       On Friday, September 9, Yenching Academy of Peking University held the Opening Ceremony for the 2023 cohort of Yenching Scholars. Several guests graced the event, including the keynote speaker, Professor Shi Yigong (President of Westlake University and Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Prof. Yuan Ming (YCA Honorary Dean), Prof. Dong Qiang (YCA Dean), Prof. Qiu Zeqi (Director, Cent...

    September 11, 2023
  • YCA Holds Orientation Week Activities for...

    It is the Fall season and orientation week at Yenching Academy of Peking University. YCA is bubbling with energy and vitality as students, old and new, start a new academic chapter at PKU. YCA has prepared several orientation activities to welcome and guide its 2023 Yenching Scholars selected from 28 countries and regions.Orientation and Welcome ReceptionOn Monday evening, September 4, Yenching...

    September 11, 2023
  • Dean Dong Qiang Visits DKU and NYU Shangh...

    Professor Dong Qiang, Dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University, visited Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in Jiangsu Province and New York University Shanghai (NYU Shanghai).On July 21, Dean Dong met with Dr. Scott MacEachern, DKU’s Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Paul Stanley, DKU’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.During their meeting, Dr. MacEachern briefly introduced ...

    July 27, 2023
  • BAI XIAN | AFLSP Awardees from PKU Visit ...

    June 26–28, ten awardees of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) from PKU Yenching Academy, the School of International Studies, and the School of Government recently immersed themselves in Shanghai, savoring the quiet beauty of the city’s lanes and enjoying the breathtaking sights at the Bund.Organized by Yenching Academy, the tour group was led by Prof. Fan Shiming, Associat...

    July 21, 2023



Recruitment for the 2024 cohort of Mainland Chinese candidates is currently ongoing. We accept applications for the 2024 cohort from international applicants, as well as applicants from the Chinese regions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, starting August 15, 2023.

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