Yuan Ming, Dean
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 and Director of its Center for American 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 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.
David Moser, Associate Dean
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 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.