Leadership

"Studying at the Yenching Academy of Peking University is an opportunity to interact not only with the great minds of China, but with the great emergent minds from all around the world."

Elizabeth J. Perry,

Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute

Yuan Ming, Dean

Yuan Ming, Dean

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Yuan Ming is Professor in Peking University's School of International Studies, and serves as an Associate Dean of Peking University's Institute of International and Strategic Studies. She was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and the University of Oxford, and conducted research at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brookings Institution. Professor Yuan frequently speaks at international forums, such as the World Economic Forum or Club of Rome. Professor Yuan was a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from 1998 to 2012, as well as of its Foreign Relations Committee. In addition, Professor Yuan has served on the boards of numerous high-profile institutions, such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the United Nations Foundation.

Wang Bo, Associate Dean

Wang Bo, Associate Dean

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Wang Bo is a Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Philosophy, Peking University. He also serves as the Director of the Office of Humanities and Social Science Research at Peking University. He was a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, and was selected a New Century Excellent Talent by the Ministry of Education of China. His scholarly interests include history of Chinese philosophy and classical Chinese philosophy.

Fan Shiming, Associate Dean

Fan Shiming, Associate Dean

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Fan Shiming is now Associate Dean of the Yenching Academy of Peking University. Dr. Fan teaches as an Associate Professor at PKU’s School of International Studies, where he also serves as Associate Dean of International Exchange and Cooperation. FAN Shiming offers courses such as International History, Sino-American Relations and The Politics of International Communication. His research interest covers image, perception, public opinion and communication in international relations. Dr. Fan got all his degrees (BA 1990, MA 1993, and Ph.D. 1999) on International Politics from Peking University. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies at Harvard University (1998), a Visiting Professor at Niigata University of Japan (2002-2003), and Visiting Professor at University of Oslo (2016).

David Moser, Associate Dean

David Moser, Associate Dean

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David Moser holds a Master’s and a PhD in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, with a major in Chinese Linguistics and Philosophy. He was a visiting scholar at Peking University in 1987-89, and a visiting professor for five years at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he taught courses in Translation Theory and Psycholinguistics. Moser was the Academic Director at CET Chinese Studies at Beijing Capital Normal University, an overseas study program for U.S. college students, where he taught courses in Chinese history and politics. He appears often on BBC radio as a commentator on the daily program Business Matters, and is also a frequent China analyst on Al Jazeera television. Moser is also co-host of the Sinica Podcast, and author of the book A Billion Voices: China’s Search for a Common Language, published by Penguin.

Lu Yang, Director of Graduate Studies

Lu Yang, Director of Graduate Studies

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Lu Yang is a faculty member of the Department of History, Peking University. He is interested in pre-modern Chinese history, the history of medieval Chinese religions, and comparative historiography. Previously, he taught at Princeton University and was a visiting faculty member at Harvard University and at Renmin University of China. He has appeared as a featured guest in several BBC and National Geographic documentaries on Chinese history, and co-edited Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook (Columbia University Press, 2014), which was selected by Choice Magazine as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2014.