In 2014, Peking University founded the Yenching Academy, inviting a global cohort of scholars into this unique intellectual environment. Yenching Academy provides a rigorous Master’s program for the multidisciplinary study of China, with the hope of cultivating a new generation of global leaders. The third cohort of 124 Scholars, hailing from 44 countries, have the opportunity to immerse themselves in China and analyze it from a variety of perspectives.
The Academy’s flagship event, the Yenching Global Symposium (YGS), is a continuation of this mission. Hosted on the Peking University campus every spring, the four-day event is comprised of engaging lectures, panel discussions, and interactive sessions about China’s impact on the world and the influence that the world has on China. Each year, the Symposium features prominent Chinese and international scholars, along with leading professionals from a wide range of fields. These leaders of today will share their insights with their potential counterparts: 200 students and young professionals from around the world with a noted passion for China in their work and research.
Last year, more than 2,200 applications were received, making YGS one of the most competitive academic conferences in Asia. The 75 selected delegates, hailing from 30 countries and speaking 35 languages, joined 125 Yenching Scholars to create a cross-disciplinary gathering of rising global leaders.
Program Date:12th-15th April, 2018
Venue: Peking University