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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.


  • Future Is Rooted in the Fertile Soil of E...

    The first beam of civilization shed light on the land of today’s coastal provinces of China when the Hemudu people sowed the first seed of rice 7,000 years ago.Many millennia have forged the cradle of the area’s primitive civilization into present-day Ningbo, a port city known for its ancient libraries and book collections, vast as the sea and its long-standing education-first tradition etern...

    November 9, 2023
  • One Day in the Charhar Institute | Unders...

    On October 28, Yenching Academy students and teachers met Chinese diplomats and international relations experts at the Charhar Institute in the Shiyuan Garden and gained new insights into China’s public diplomacy. The thirty-people YCA group had good talks with the following renowned figures in the area: Ambassador Zhang Jianguo, Secretary General of the Charhar Institute; Ambassador Qiu Guoho...

    November 7, 2023
  • Fortescue Executive Chairman Andrew Forre...

    On November 1, Dr. Andrew Forrest AO, Executive Chairman at Fortescue, Minderoo Foundation, and Tattarang, delivered a special lecture at Yenching Academy titled “Lethal Humidity and the Upper Limit to Human Survival.” The session, hosted by Yenching Academy Associate Dean Fan Shiming, reviewed the impacts of climate change, providing a unique approach that stresses the lethal combination of ...

    November 6, 2023
  • Yenching Academy Appoints Jean-Pierre Raf...

    On the morning of October 19, 2023, Yenching Academy held the official ceremony to appoint former Prime Minister of France Jean-Pierre Raffarin as the Shuhsi Hsü Chair Professor of Yenching Academy of Peking University. Many distinguished guests graced the event.Dean of Yenching Academy Dong Qiang, the event host, kicked off the ceremony with his welcome address delivered to a room of teeming Y...

    October 25, 2023
  • An International Artist and His Returnabl...

    by Dong QiangOn September 19, 2023, the grand opening of the "Da Dao Wuji - Zao Wou-Ki's Centennial Review Special Exhibition" was held at the Art Museum of the China Academy of Fine Arts. This special exhibition featured a forum on "The Infinite Avenue - Zao Wou-Ki's Art World”. On September 20th, Prof. Dong Qiang, Dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University, delivered a keynote speech titl...

    October 9, 2023
  • 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



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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