Admissions | Yenching Academy Virtual Info Sessions

Yenching Academy of Peking University plans to host a series of virtual open sessions, designed specifically for prospective students interested in different research areas. You will be able to learn more about the program from current and past students of the Academy, as well as the Associate Dean, Dr. Brent Haas.

See below for more information about the info sessions:

► Economics and Management:

October 15 at 9:00-10:30 am (Beijing time). VIDEO.

► Politics and International Relations:

October 22 at 9:00-10:30 am (Beijing time). Register HERE.

► Law and Society:

October 29 at 9:00-10:30 am (Beijing time). Register HERE.

► Literature and Culture:

November 5 at 9:00-10:30 am (Beijing time). Register HERE.

► History and Archaeology:

November 19 at 9:00-10:30 am (Beijing time). Register HERE.

► Philosophy and Religion:

November 26 at 9:00-10:30 am (Beijing time). Register HERE.


Presenter:

Dr. Brent Haas

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina USA, Dr. Haas began his study of China as an undergraduate student, when a freshman survey of Chinese history changed the course of his studies and career. He made his first trip to Beijing as a student at an intensive language program in the summer of 1999. After graduating from Georgetown University with a major in History and a minor in Chinese, he returned to Beijing to continue his language study at the Inter-University Program (IUP) for Chinese Language Studies during the 2002-2003 academic year. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied Modern Chinese History under the guidance of Joseph W. Esherick and Paul G. Pickowicz. He has taught courses on East Asian civilization, modern Chinese history, Sino-American relations, Chinese images of the “West”, frontiers and borderlands in Chinese history, and Chinese nationalism at Duke Study in China, Duke University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the University of California Education Abroad Program, The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, and Peking University. Dr. Haas has managed study abroad programs in China for Duke University and the University of California Education Abroad program (UCEAP), as well as the Inter-University Program (IUP) for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University. He is currently the Associate Dean and Distinguished Associate Professor for the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

About the Yenching Academy:

Yenching Academy of Peking University was established in 2014 with the goal of pushing academic study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines through a specially designed, English-taught Master’s program. Students from its seven cohorts hail from a total of 82 different countries and regions, and attended 319 universities worldwide.

Recruitment for international candidates, as well as candidates from the Chinese regions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, is open from August 15 to December 3, 2021.

For Yenching Academy admission enquiries, please contact yca-admissions@pku.edu.cn.


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