SCPKU Graduate Seminar Schedule


Upcoming Seminars



Seminar TitleDatesApplication DeadlineFaculty Leader(s)

NOTE: The seminar dates indicate China arrival and departures dates. Due to flight time and the time difference between China and the U.S., the China arrival date is not the same as the departure date from the U.S. Students must depart the U.S. one day earlier. To view a complete description of any seminar, click on the seminar title.

Past Seminars

Seminar TitleDatesApplication DeadlineFaculty Leader(s)
Adolescent and Young Adult Health in ChinaJun 23-July 14, 2018March 27, 2018Professor Randall Stafford, Stanford Prevention Research Center
Methods of Historical Social ScienceAug 7-19, 2017April 14, 2017Professor Andrew G. Walder, Sociology
Big Science in China: Frontiers in Particle Physics and CosmologyJuly 1-22, 2017April 14, 2017Associate Professor Chao-Lin Kuo, Physics
Visions of the World in MOdern China Thought and CultureJune 17-July 8, 2017November 8, 2016Professor Ban Wang, East Asian Languages and Cultures
China Digital Health BootcampAugust 14-25, 2016Contact instructorsRobert Chang, Assistant Professor, Stanford Dept of Ophthalmology
Designing Solutions to Global Grand ChallengesJuly 16-August 13, 2016February 29, 2016Professors James Landay, Computer Science, and Ge Wang, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in China: A Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-National ApproachJune 18-July 9, 2016

Initial application - April 20, 2016

Supplemental application - May 1, 2016

Applications reviewed on rolling basis

Professors Randall Stafford, Judith Prochaska, and Michael Baiocchi, Stanford Prevention Research Center
China Digital Health BootcampJune 19-July 9, 2015April 22, 2015

Robert Chang, Assistant Professor, Stanford Dept of Ophthalmology

Ravi Pamnani, Director of Marketing & Medical Affairs, Transcend Medical

Chronic Disease in China: Health Care and Public Health ChallengesMarch 14-April 4, 2015January 3, 2015Randall Stafford, Stanford Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC)
Creating Music With Laptop OrchestraJune 14-July 5, 2014April 18, 2014Ge Wang, Stanford Professor, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Department of Music, also Computer Science (by Courtesy)
Conducting Fieldwork Research in ChinaJune 21-July 12, 2014April 25, 2014Xueguang Zhou, Stanford Professor of Sociology, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) Senior Fellow
June 15-July 6, 2013April 23, 2013Richard Vinograd, Stanford Professor of Art & Art History



SCPKU is Stanford’s headquarters for faculty and students engaged in research, teaching, training and outreach activities in China. The Center is located on the PKU campus in the Haidian District of Beijing, which is known for its rich intellectual community, including top universities, research academies and government agencies. The 3400-square-meter center is designed as a resource for the entire Stanford community, providing collaborative spaces and offices as well as support services to facilitate the work of scholars and programs. SCPKU is a focal point for building academic and educational networks throughout East Asia, bringing together established researchers and a new generation of young scholars to create a vibrant and dynamic hub of intellectual exchange and collaboration.


For More Information

Contact Leigh Wang for more information about SCPKU's Graduate Seminar Program and other programs and events at the center.


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