September 2016

Experts examine China's rise and the changing global order

On the heels of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, scholars, members of think tanks and former U.S. and Chinese government officials convened at SCPKU in early June to discuss what many participants considered "the most important bilateral relationship" in the world: the relationship between the United States and China.  Read more.

Stanford Medicine seminar focuses on chronic disease

A 3-member team of Stanford Medicine faculty held a graduate seminar at SCPKU this summer which brought together students from Stanford and Chinese universities to seek solutions to China's growing problems of cancer, stroke and heart disease.  Read more.

Medtech Hackathon aims to transform Chinese healthcare delivery

A seminar developed by Stanford Medicine's Dr. Robert Chang was held at the center this summer.  Now in its second year, the seminar is a one-of-a-kind hospital immersion and education experience with cross-cultural interdisciplinary student teams from Stanford and Peking University on a design sprint culminating in a live pitch in front of investors.   Read more.

Video showcases SCPKU's Highly Immersive Classroom

In Spring 2016, Stanford's U.S.-Asia Security Initiative launched an innovative new graduate-level course - "The United States, China, and Global Security" - a class taught simultaneously at Stanford University and SCPKU on Peking University's (PKU) Beijing campus using a high definition video teleconference facility called the Highly Immersive Classroom.  The course featured topics relevant to current U.S.-China relations and their respective roles in regional and global security.  This video provides course highlights and features commentary from the two lead instructors - Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Director of Stanford's U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, and Professor and Assistant Dean of PKU's School of International Studies, Fan Shiming. Read more.

Forum explores art, culture at SCPKU

In early July, Stanford's Center for East Asian Studies explored contemporary arts development in China in a major event at SCPKU.  The China Arts Forum featured two visual artists, one performing artist, and one art market executive, all of whom were women.  Read more.

Class designs solutions to global grand challenges

Stanford faculty James Landay, Computer Science, and Ge Wang, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, held a graduate seminar at SCPKU this summer to creatively apply information technologies to collectively attack today's global grand challenges.  Interdisciplinary student teams from Stanford and Chinese universities applied user-centered design methods to rapidly iterate through design, prototyping, and testing of their solutions. Read more.

Stanford Engineering SETS visits SCPKU

Stanford Engineering and Technology Study Tour (SETS) program participants visited SCPKU on September 1 as part of their two-week, two-unit China trip to provide first-hand insights into technology and engineering-based businesses, education and research. Led by Stanford Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Matteo Cargnello and Electrical Engineering graduate student Tammy Chang, over a dozen Stanford students experienced a curriculum targeted at understanding the inter-relationship between technology and politics, economics, environment, and culture in China.  Read more.

GSB launches third Ignite Beijing Program

Stanford's Graduate School of Business kicked-off its third Ignite Beijing Program September 2 at SCPKU. Ignite Beijing is a part-time certificate program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship for non-business technical professionals who want to bring entrepreneurial thinking to their current roles as well as for those planning to start a new venture.  Read more.

Jackie Chan partners with ALC

Stanford's Asian Liver Center (ALC), an SCPKU anchor program, collaborated with government agencies, academia and international organizations including the World Health Organization to launch the "Stop hep B" awareness campaign on July 28, World Hepatitis Day.  Several Chinese celebrities including Jackie Chan joined the campaign to help spread the message.   Read more.

Apply for next seminar by November 8

SCPKU's next graduate seminar entitled "Visions of the World in Modern Chinese Thought and Culture" will be held at the center June 19-July 7, 2017. The seminar will be taught by Stanford Professor of Comparative Literature Ban Wang.  Stanford students in good academic standing are eligible to apply by November 8, 2016.  Read more.
SCPKU welcomes our newest fellows
Team Innovation Faculty Fellows:
  • Ying Lu - Professor, Biomedical Data Science, dates TBD
  • Tze Lai - Professor, Statistics, dates TBD
  • Lu Tian - Associate Professor, Biomedical Data Science, dates TBD
Faculty Fellow:
  • Hua Shan - Professor, Pathology, September 2017
Pre-Doctoral Fellows:
  • Joy Chen - Economics, September-December 2016
  • Yu-chuan Chen - Art and Art History, December 2016-January 2017


January 2017 Deadline for SCPKU Program Applications

The deadline for the next round of applications for team-based faculty, faculty and pre-doctoral fellowships and graduate seminar faculty proposals is January 15, 2017.

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