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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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    Prof. Ezra Vogel was a man of enlightenment: erudite and tolerant, aspired to wisdom and pursued truth. In his writings and in his deeds, he exemplified the brightest qualities of the human spirit and those of a contemporary “junzi”.My first encounter with Ezra was back in the late fall of 1983 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Xiang Ziming, then Chairman of Peking University Council, had been...

    February 3, 2021
  • Dean Yuan Ming Delivers 2021 New Year Spe...

    Dear Yenching Scholars, members of Yenching community, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends,Greetings! Together, we embrace the dawn of 2021 and welcome the New Year.

    December 31, 2020
  • "Resilience" – The 2020 Key Word for Nat...

    My 2020 has fostered cohesion, room to build resilience, and immense educational opportunities.

    December 30, 2020
  • A Letter from YGS 2021

    Dear all,The Yenching Global Symposium is back for 2021! As the flagship event of Yenching Academy of Peking University, the Yenching Global Symposium comprises engaging lectures, pane    l discussions, and interactive sessions addressing both China’s impact on the world and the influence that the world has on China. Each year, the Symposium welcomes representatives from prestigious academic ...

    December 29, 2020
  • My YCA Story | Wesley Harfield (New Zeala...

    My time at Peking University and Yenching Academy has been one of the most memorable and life-changing years I have ever experienced. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by an outstanding group of talented individuals who supported and encouraged one another to learn and grow.

    October 13, 2020
  • My YCA Story | Hannah Rose Kirk (UK)

    My time at Yenching Academy of Peking University has been brightly coloured by many diverse and exciting opportunities, made brighter by interactions with Scholars from all corners of the globe which allowed me to not only learn about China but also about the cultures and customs of many other countries.

    October 13, 2020



Yenching Academy of Peking University is currently accepting applications from international, Chinese Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan candidates for the 2021 cohort, and will accept applications until December 4, 2020 (12:00 noon Beijing time).

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