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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.


  • Yenching Academy Scholars Met with China ...

    On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the Yenching Academy of Peking University hosted a delegation of Embassy diplomats from Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia. The delegation from Central and Eastern European countries met with several Yenching Scholars to learn about their studies at the Academy.Associate Dean Brent Haas delivered a brief introduction to the Academy. He detailed the...

    May 28, 2021
  • Yenching Academy Organizes Bai Xian Alumn...

    On the 9th of May 2021, the Yenching Academy of Peking University held a Bai Xian Alumni Talk: From Jingyuan to the World. The session featured three guest speakers talking about their unique stories. They include Ng Junyang from Singapore, Kazuki Miyazaki from Japan, and Pham Thi Thuy Duong (Han Young) from Vietnam, constituting Bai Xian and Yenching scholars from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 cohor...

    May 10, 2021
  • Through Our Door | Culture · Memories

    Through Our Door, a Yenching Scholar-led multidisciplinary cultural exhibition, will open on May 5, 2021 at Jingyuan Courtyard 4, Peking University. Our exhibition has three parts: Culture · Memories, History · Her/histories, and Art · Conversations. Culture part focuses on the people of Jingyuan, the subjects, and how they interact with the buildings. The exhibition team has interviewed more t...

    May 3, 2021
  • Through Our Door | Ming Yuan: Dean of Ye...

    Dean Yuan’s story with Jingyuan started in 1962. From being a student at the international law research office once here sited and listening to the lectures of professors, to being the Dean of Yenching Academy from 2016 on, this story continues to be written; is still in writing. Dean Yuan shares how across the vicissitude of the last six decades, successive cohorts of students have come here ...

    May 1, 2021
  • Through Our Door | Xin Luo: Professor of ...

    Professor Xin Luo started his Peking University journey in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature in 1981. Later he changed his academic focus to the History Department in his postgraduate and doctorate years. Upon graduation, from a student to a teacher, Professor Luo has now spent more than 40 years in and with Jingyuan. He shared his stories living in this yard, about the beauty o...

    May 1, 2021
  • Through Our Door | Yanjun Shao: Director...

    After being admitted to Peking University in 1986, Professor Yanjun Shao obtained her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctor’s degree in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature. After graduation, she stayed on to teach at the department and has been working here for 35 years. As the host of the “Peking University Review Forum,” Professor Shao once worked with like-minded literature lov...

    May 1, 2021



Recruitment for the 2022 cohort of Mainland Chinese candidates is now open, and we will accept applications until May 14, 2021 (12:00 noon Beijing time).


Application for the 2022 cohort of international, Chinese Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan candidates will be opened in the summer of 2021.

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