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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.

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  • Dean Dong Qiang Visits Oxford University ...

    Professor Dong Qiang, Dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University, visited key academic institutions in the UK and France from October 13th to 17th. During his trip, he engaged in various activities, including the internal seminar of the Institut de France, aimed at fostering international collaboration and academic exchange.Dean Dong Qiang met with Miles Young, Warden of New College, one of ...

    February 21, 2024
  • New Year Tea Party | A New Start at the D...

    Yenching Academy threw a New Year tea party on February 2, coinciding with the off-year day in north China, at the YCA Scholar’s Shaoyuan dormitory. Adorned with traditional Chinese New Year decorations, such as intricate paper-cuts of “福” (happiness) and diverse shapes, the dormitory’s activity room provided a delightful setting for the celebration. Dean Dong Qiang, Associate Dean Fan Shi...

    February 6, 2024
  • Zhou Xuguang | The Logic of Governance in...

    On December 6, Zhou Xueguang, Stanford professor of sociology and visiting professor of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of Peking University, delivered a lecture titled “The Logic of Governance in China: An Organizational Approach” at Yenching Academy. This lecture, the fourth in YCA’s Topic in China Studies Lecture Series this semester, was chaired by Professor Fan Shiming, ...

    December 18, 2023
  • Liu Yujia Delivers Lecture on Travel Shoo...

    On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Yenching Scholars embarked on an immersive journey into a world of uncharted territories, captured through the lens and narrated through the words of Chinese artist Liu Yujia in a lecture titled “Travel Shooting and Writing: Encountering and Writing the Unknown.” Through her fieldwork and photography in Xinjiang and Northeast China, the speaker invites the stu...

    December 14, 2023
  • A Tour for Intercultural Dialog | YCA Gro...

    On December 1, YCA teachers and students visited the China National Archives of Publications and Culture (NAPC), Beijing. Situated at the foot of the Yanshan Mountains in Changping district, the NAPC complex boasts a traditional Chinese courtyard layout featuring pavilions, terraces, and belvederes that harmonize with the surrounding mountains. The architectural design integrates modern functio...

    December 8, 2023
  • At Zero Distance | A Visit to AIIB

    On November 30, Yenching Academy teachers and students visited the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) located next to the Olympic Forest Park. The visit was organized by Tobias Knörich and Stefanie Reisinger from the 2023 cohort. Ludger Schuknecht, Vice President and Corporate Secretary of AIIB, received the visiting YCA group. Also, Pier Ferdinando Cinotto (Italy, 2022 cohort) and Wes...

    December 7, 2023

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We are no longer accepting application from international candidates. Application deadline for the 2024 cohort of Chinese Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan candidates is December 29, 2023 (5 pm Beijing time). 


More information about recruitment for the 2025 cohort of Mainland Chinese candidates will be available on our official website and the Peking University Graduate Admissions website.   




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