Faculty

"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

Lu Yang

Lu Yang

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Prof. Lu Yang is a Professor in the Department of History, Peking University. He currently serves as a Researcher at the Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History. His research areas include politics and culture of the Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties, Chinese Medieval Buddhist culture, and comparative historical studies. Lu obtained a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Lü Zhi

Lü Zhi

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Professor Lü Zhi is Professor of Conservation Biology and Executive Director of Peking University Center for Nature and Society. She is a leading conservation biologist in China whose research covers multiple-disciplinary fields and deals with the complex sustainability issues for the Chinese society as well as promoting China’s positive influence toward the world. The field projects she leads include the ecosystem services of forests and grasslands, and natural history and conservation strategies of endangered species such as the giant panda, the snow leopard, the Przewalski’s gazelle and the Tibetan brown bear. In recent years, she focused on studying and practicing the mechanism of community-led conservation in western China. In particular, she initiated various experiments testing conservation tools based on economic incentives (such as carbon sequestration), cultural value (such as sacred mountain protection) and policy improvements (such as payment for ecosystem services) that may benefit local people from their conservation efforts. She is a key figure involved in conservation policy making at regional and national levels, and an active member of international conservation discussions. 

 

Professor Lü Zhi received her education at Peking University from 1981 (undergraduate, biology) through 1991 (PhD, animal ecology). During this time she conducted a comprehensive research on the giant panda ecology and conservation in Qinling. Then she spent three years in the United States for a postdoc research at National Institutes of Health on conservation genetics (1992-1995). Later she took a fellowship at Harvard University Center for Population and Development (2000-2001), and taught at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as a visiting professor (2001-2002).

Meng Qingnan

Meng Qingnan

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Prof. Meng Qingnan is an Associate Professor of Department of Philosophy, and of Religious Studies, Peking University. His research fields cover Chinese Philosophy History; Early Confucianism; Early Classical Scholarism. He is devoted into the research of the thoughts in ‘Poems’ of the Confucianists pre-Qin Dynasty as well as the ‘Han Shi Wai Zhuan’.

Pan Jianguo

Pan Jianguo

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Prof. Pan Jianguo received his Ph.D. at Shanghai Normal University in 1999. Since November 2016, he has been a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Peking University.

Peng Feng

Peng Feng

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Peng Feng is Professor of Aesthetics and Art Criticism at Peking University and Vice Dean of the School of Arts. He has authored multiple journal articles and over a dozen monographs on aesthetics, contemporary art theory, and the history of Chinese philosophy. Professor Peng is an art critic who has curated multiple international art exhibitions, including the China Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale in 2011. Professor Peng is also a playwright and his musical, The Red Lantern, has been touring China since 2012. 

Qin Ling

Qin Ling

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Qin Ling is an Associate Professor in the School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University. Professor Qin specializes in Neolithic Archaeology, Field Archaeology, and the Archaeology of Vegetation. 

Qiu Zeqi

Qiu Zeqi

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Prof. Qiu Zeqi is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Peking University. He is the Director of the university’s Center for Sociological Research and Development Studies in China. His main research areas include the sociology of organizations; sociological surveys and research methods; and evaluation of social programs. He obtained a Ph.D. from Peking University.

Qu Tongli

Qu Tongli

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Qu Tongli is an Associate Professor at the School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University. She specializes in Palaeolithic archaeology, zooarchaeology and site formation process, topics on which she has published in the Journal of Archaeological Research, Quaternary International, and Acta Anthropologica Sinica. Her research interests include the emergence of the modern human, cultural development of the Paleolithic era, and non-lithic technology of prehistoric hunter-gatherers.   


Wang Bo

Wang Bo

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Professor of Wang Bo is Head of the Department of Philosophy and 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 named a New Century Excellent Talent by the Ministry of Education of China. His foremost works include A History of Chinese Confucian Thought (volume on the Pre-Qin Era), and The Philosophy of Zhuangzi.  

Wang Dong

Wang Dong

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Prof. Wang Dong is a Professor in the School of International Studies, Peking University. His research fields cover the theory of international relations, the history of the Cold War, American diplomacy, and China-U.S. relations. His representative works include “ECFA and the Elections: Implications for Cross-Strait Relations”, “China’s Maritime Security: Priorities and Challenges”, and “China-Japan Relations: Now What?”