IAR is delighted to announce that Jessica Giang has been selected as one of the Yenching Scholars in the third cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. Jessica graduated with a B.A. Honours in Political Science and International Relations from UBC in 2014.
Jessica will join other outstanding graduates from around the world who will spend the 2017-2018 academic year enrolled in an English language Master of China Studies program. Established to promote interdisciplinarity in the study of contemporary China, the Yenching Academy underlines the value of thinking about its development from both Chinese and international perspectives. As a fully-funded residential program at China’s top university, the Yenching Academy builds bridges between China and the world by gathering young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields.
The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build a platform for China-oriented talent, and to shape a new generation of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China and its role in the world. Situated in the heart of Peking University, the Academy is ideally positioned to take full advantage of the academic talent and cultural resources made available to Yenching Scholars on and off campus.