Four fourth-year students at the University of Chicago and one recent graduate have been named Yenching Academy Scholars, recipients of a competitive award for graduate study at Yenching Academy, an elite division of Peking University in Beijing, China.
Now in its second year, the Yenching Academy Scholars program is designed to prepare a diverse cohort of international and Chinese students for careers in global leadership. Scholars will spend the 2016-2017 academic year earning a master’s degree in China Studies, an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters deeper knowledge of Chinese history, culture and language, as well as China’s contemporary development and role in global affairs.
“We are delighted to be sending a second cohort of soon-to-be College graduates to Peking University,” said John W. Boyer, dean of the College and the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College. “The Yenching Academy Scholars program is a prestigious opportunity to pursue a fully-funded graduate degree in one of China’s oldest universities. This experience will undoubtedly bolster our students as leaders and public intellectuals in whatever career field they should choose.”
Below are the University of Chicago’s 2016 Yenching Academy Scholars.