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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.


  • China Pictorial | Dong Qiang: Cultural Co...

    Recently, China Pictorial has published an article written by Dong Qiang, Dean of Yenching Academy, who shared his idea of cultural exchanges.

    May 9, 2022
  • Tianxia | The 2022 Yenching Global Sympos...

    The 2022 Yenching Global Symposium (YGS) was held online and on the Peking University campus between April 8 and 10. A lineup of 178 YGS delegates from 60 countries and regions sat in the three-day Symposium, discussing issues about globalization together with Yenching Scholars and alumni. The 2022 YGS featured over 40 prominent Chinese and international speakers across various fields, includin...

    April 15, 2022
  • The 2022 Yenching Global Symposium Begins...

    On Friday, April 8, the 2022 Yenching Global Symposium themed “Globalisation or Guóbalisation? Internationalism in Flux” kicked off with the opening ceremony held at the Jingyuan Courtyard 3 of the Peking University campus and online. In attendance were Prof. Dong Qiang, Dean of Yenching Academy, Prof. Yuan Ming, Honourary Dean of Yenching Academy, Prof. Fan Shiming and Associate Prof. Brent ...

    April 8, 2022
  • Yenching Academy Holds Its First Topics i...

    On March 31, Gordon Liu, Professor of Economics at Peking University National School of Development (NSD), taught the first Topics in China Studies Lecture Series class of the 2021/2022 Spring semester titled “The Baumol Cost Disease in Healthcare and Post-pandemic Economy.” Prof. Lu Yang, Yenching Academy Director of Graduate Studies, hosted the class and was joined online by Yenching Schola...

    April 6, 2022
  • YCAers Meet Industry Big Names, Get Oppor...

    On March 10, the Career Advisors Program 2022 kicked off at the Yenching Academy, with YCA Dean Prof. Dong Qiang, Associate Deans Prof. Fang Shiming and Associate Prof. Brent Haas, and seven high-profile individuals from different sectors meeting our Scholars online.

    March 17, 2022
  • My YCA Story | Luísa Locatelli: The Sea...

    Looking EastwardA series of choices I made during my undergraduate culminated in my decision to study in China. As a student majoring in International Relations, the extensiveness of IR produced a sweet and sour feeling; I sometimes felt I knew a little about many things but a lot about nothing. It satisfied my curiosity and allowed me to get in touch with different study areas, but at the same...

    March 15, 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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