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

Zhou Yun

Zhou Yun

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Prof. Zhou Yun is a Ph.D. in Social-cultural Anthropology and Professor at Department of Sociology of Peking University. Her research and teaching areas include Population and Society, Social Gerontology, as well as Family and Marriage.  Major publications include "Anthropology and Population Studies", "Fertility decline and kinship in China", “Age differences of family members and family care of the elderly in China”, “Characteristics of census 2000 at grassroots—Comparison between China and the United States”, “Promotion and Popularization of Male Contraceptives in China”, and a translated book Aging and Old Age (By Richard A. Posner).

Gregory Chow (Zou Zhizhuang)

Gregory Chow (Zou Zhizhuang)

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Gregory Chow is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University and a specialist in econometrics and economics. He invented the Chow Test, commonly used in econometrics to test for structural breaks, and devised the general methods of analysis for dynamic economics and optimal control theory. He was one of the first overseas scholars to research issues related to China’s economy and economic reforms. Professor Chow served as a consultant to IBM and the World Bank, and is a contributing columnist for the Financial Times, China Business News, and the Commercial Times.