News Meet Yenching Academy's Graduate Student Union more The preface of this new chapter began at the drawing board last October, when around 30 Yenching Scholars convened to begin plans for drafting a constitution. The road to ratifying this document was a long and winding one, if not chiefly due to the uniquely diverse nature of our Academy. The Relevance of Marco Polo - Prof. Zhang Longxi Lectur... more On Wednesday, April 13th, Prof. Zhang Longxi presented a lecture entitled “The Relevance of Marco Polo” as part of the China Studies Lecture Series of Yenching Academy of Peking University. Frontiers and Ethnic Minorities in China - Prof. Ma... more On May 17, Ma Rong, a Professor of Sociology at Peking University's Institute of Sociology and Anthropology, offered his profound insight into frontier and ethnic minority issues in China. Prof. Ma was a visiting scholar at the Fairb15ank Center at Harvard University from 1990-1991 and taught courses at UCLA and Duke University in 2000 and 2006... Demystifying the Chinese Economic Miracle - Prof. Lin... more As a part of the Yenching Academy China Studies Lecture Series, Prof. Justin Yifu Lin gave us an insider's account of the miracle of Chinese economic growth during 36 years of reform and opening up. Lin is currently Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development and Director of the Center for New Structural Economics at Peking... Yenching Academy International Academic Advisory Counci... more On June 24th 2016, Yenching Academy's International Academic Advisory Board held its annual meeting at Peking University. Yenching Academy Ambassador Speaker Series: Manuel... more On June 17, 2016, His Excellency Manuel Valencia, Ambassador of The Kingdom of Spain to the People’s Republic of China, was the special guest of the Ambassador Speaker Series event at Yenching Academy of Peking University. Mr Jose A. Benedicto, the Education Counsellor, and Ms. Belen Cuadra, the assistant at the Spain Embassy in Beijing also... Yenching Academy Hosts End of the Year Celebration more On June 14th, 2016, Yenching Academy hosted its End of the Year Celebration for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. Dean Yuan Ming, Associate Dean John Holden, Director of Academics Lu Yang, Director of Operations Jiang Guohua and Assistant to the Dean Chen Changwei attended the event. Yenching Academy Spring Semester Field Study - Sichuan more On May 20th, 2016, after a packed schedule of Chinese language and China studies courses, 30 Yenching Academy faculty, staff and students embarked on a journey to Sichuan. This field study trip, led by Professor Wang Bangwei and Profesor Jia Yan, focused on the Shu Culture of China.