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Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian, David Kennedy Reflects on the 2016 Presidential Election and the American Political System

News / November 17, 2019

David M. Kennedy, the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University, award winning teaching and author of more than a dozen, including Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history, spoke to a packed audience on October 22nd, 2019.  Kennedy used the outcome of the 2016 American presidential election, which surprised many observers, to reflect on both its historical and current determinants.

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The 6th meeting in the series of Nuclear Risk Reduction Project workshops

News / November 9, 2019

On October 20-22, the Stanford Center at Peking University hosted the 6th meeting in the series of Nuclear Risk Reduction Project workshops organized by Stanford University and China Arms Control and Disarmament Association and the Center for Strategic Studies of the China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP).  The Stanford team included CISAC’s Dr. Siegfried Hecker, Elliot Serbin, Dr. Larry Brandt and Nick Hansen as well as young nuclear scientists from the UC Berkeley and Sandia National Laboratories.


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Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Yenching University and Ribbon Cutting for the John Leighton Stuart Room

News / October 8, 2019

Distinguished alumni, their relatives, and friends gathered at SCPKU on October 8, 2019 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Yenching University, which until 1952 operated on the current site of Peking University.

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Workshop on Sleep Regulation and Circadian Rhythms

News / September 14, 2019

Professor Luis de Lecea, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical and Translational Neurosciences Incubator), an SCPKU Faculty Fellow, organized a workshop on Sleep Regulation and Circadian Rhythms from Sept. 13-14 at SCPKU.

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Beyond the Great Wall: Embracing Rheology and China

News / September 9, 2019

In my mind, the Great Wall of China is an unprecedented feat of engineering that symbolizes an epic transformation - a structure that once was meant to keep people out, now welcomes millions into the country. In many ways, our knowledge of Rheology and our outlook on China went through a transformation of a similar scale over the course of the 2019 SCPKU rheology seminar.

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SCPKU Announces Newest Fellows and Graduate Seminar

News / September 5, 2019

The Stanford Center at Peking University announced its newest pre-doctoral fellows and graduate seminar from July 2019 application round.


SCPKU Announces Newest Fellows and Graduate Seminar

Pre-Doctoral Fellows:

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What to eat in Beijing if you can't handle the heat

Blog / August 8, 2019

This summer I was very fortunate to be able to spend three weeks at the Stanford Center at Peking University (Běidà) for a short course on rheology. It was a really special opportunity for me to experience student life at my dad’s alma mater and get to know friends from Stanford, Peking, Tsinghua and Beihang University.

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The 3rd Forum on Regulatory Science and Biomedical Innovations

News / July 2, 2019

The 3rd Forum on Regulatory Science and Biomedical Innovations was successfully held on June 7-8th, 2019, at the Stanford Center at Peking University.

Initiated and organized by the Stanford Center for Innovative Study Design. The focus of this year’s forum is on the Real-World Evidence in Biomedical Product Development and Regulatory Science. About 150 international and Chinese scholars and researchers, US and Chinese regulators, and pharma/biotech leaders attended the event.

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SCPKU Summer Seminar: Chinese Corporations: A Case Study Workshop

News / June 26, 2019

The SCPKU summer workshop, "Chinese Corporations: A Case Study Workshop" led by Prof. Andrew Walder (Stanford) and Prof. Zheng Lu (Tsinghua) convened in Beijing on June 17th,  2019. A diverse student body from Stanford, Tsinghua, and Peking University meet three times each week for three weeks to do research on major Chinese corporations.

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PKUHSC Delegation Visited Stanford

News / May 9, 2019

PKUHSC (Peking University Health Science Center) delegation, headed by Prof. Zhan Qimin, Executive Vice President of Peking University and President of Peking University Health Science Center, visited Stanford on May 9, 2019.

Prof. Oi, director of SCPKU (Stanford Center at Peking University) hosted the event for the delegation joined by interested Stanford faculty and researchers.

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SCPKU announces its newest fellows

News / March 15, 2019

The Stanford Center at Peking University announced its newest faculty and pre-doctoral fellows from January 2019 application round.

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China Studies in Beijing Program: Students Travel to Shandong Province

News / December 8, 2018

As Stanford’s fall quarter draws to a close, the first cohort of students who are participating in Freeman Spogli Institute’s (FSI) inaugural overseas program in Beijing embarked on their final field excursion. The 8 students and 4 Stanford faculty traveled first to Jinan city (济南) (capital of Shandong province), then to Zouping county (邹平), both located in China’s eastern region of Shandong (山东).

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A Lecture on the History of Native Americans at SCPKU

News / December 6, 2018

The lecture started with George Sword and described the “colonizing process” from a free life to one of constant negotiation with the federal government and the pressures on the Native Americans to give up their way of life, but most importantly their land.  She also talked about his wife who still despite pressure to "colonize", in the photograph maintained her long hair (in two long neat braids) and traditional attitude in the way she dressed.  This is important because women are the "culture keepers" who often teach language to children and maintain the traditional ways.

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GSB Ignite Program Participant Shared His Experience at SCPKU

News / December 1, 2018

It was a different Friday’s evening - as I traveled 20km in busy traffic from Beijing’s CBD area (Chaoyang) to its Silicon Valley (Zhongguancun). This time I did not come for any business dinner rather I came for the start of Stanford Ignite program, a mini-MBA for entrepreneurs, at Peking University (PKU).

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SCPKU Welcomes Stanford Students to China Studies in Beijing

News / November 10, 2018

A group of 8 Stanford graduate and undergraduate students entered the gates of SCPKU on September 21st. They are participating in the inaugural fall quarter of China Studies in Beijing, an overseas, pilot program being offered by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies in partnership with Peking University. Jay Gonzalez, a Stanford junior, already described his experience as “life-changing” – “exactly what I dreamed of and more.”

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A student reflects on matrix multiplication

News / November 8, 2018

A matrix with m rows and n columns looks like a rectangle filled with tiny boxes: m times n boxes, to be exact. But after visiting the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) for three months, my mental matrix of the world looked more like a weird trapezoid. New acquaintances added rows and their unique perspectives added columns. My brain drew lines from geography to economics to politics, but the lines were on crumpled paper. Ah and don't forget history. So multiply the rectangle by time t and out comes a 3D trapezoid.

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Essential Interpersonal Dynamics China Program

News / May 28, 2018

Stanford MBA alumnus Gu Ji will act as Founding Program Director and will lead the 

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Anja Manuel shares views on Trump, administration's impact on US foreign policy

News / April 3, 2018

SCPKU on March 23 hosted a lecture and discussion on “President Trump: The Future of US Foreign Policy and America’s Role in the World” featuring Anja Manuel, co-founder and partner of the US-based international consulting firm RiceHadleyGates LLC, lecturer in Stanford’s International Policy Studies Program, and author.

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How teaching off the farm leads to joint research collaborations

News / December 21, 2017

As a recipient of a Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) Team Innovation Faculty Fellowship, Judith Prochaska, an associate professor of medicine, and her colleagues from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, had an opportunity to teach a graduate seminar in Beijing in summer of 2016. In addition to teaching, the fellowship allowed her to connect with in-country scholars and explore new research opportunities.

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SCPKU World Leaders Forum features Mike McFaul, panelists exchange views on US-Asia Pacific future relations

News / December 5, 2017

The Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on “US and the Asia Pacific” was held on November 13th, 2017. This event that brought 250 participants to the Center also marked the 5th anniversary of the Stanford Center at Peking University’s (SCPKU) anniversary and 10th anniversary of the Stanford China Program.  Professor Michael McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, opened the forum with a stimulating keynote address on “The Historical Origins and Contemporary Consequences of President Trump’s Worldview.”

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SCPKU connects Stanford engineering students with service learning opportunities

News / October 3, 2017

In partnership with Global Engineering Programs at Stanford's School of Engineering (SOE) and Stanford's Office of International Affairs, SCPKU helped connect SOE students with energy-related service learning opportunities at Shan Shui Conservation Center, a giant panda habitat in northern China.

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SCPKU holds forum on China's urbanization challenges

News / September 14, 2017


The Stanford Center at Peking University on August 26 hosted a forum, “Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization,” which included the launch of a book of the same name and a panel discussion.  

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SCPKU convenes medical big data experts

News / August 1, 2017

On July 21, SCPKU was the site of a seminar entitled “Medical Big Data Application Assessment and Safeguards.”  Co-sponsored by the Chinese Health Information Association (CHIA) and the China National Health Development Research Center of the People’s Republic of China (NHDRC), this event was the group’s second seminar focused on this topic which gathered over 80 participants. 

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SCPKU hosts financial industry forums

News / July 25, 2017

On March 30 and 31, 2017, Stanford held two events at SCPKU featuring the latest developments in quantitative finance and financial technology. 


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