Understanding contemporary China
At the China Program, we recognize the singular importance of preparing new generations of Stanford students for broader and deeper interactions with China. Our faculty teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, working with them closely to impart skills that will allow them to become leaders within their own disciplines. We also provide various visiting scholar opportunities for academics and professionals to advance their research and writing.
When Stanford decided to expand its research and educational opportunities in China, professor Jean Oi, as the Director of the China Program, was tasked with spearheading the creation of the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU), a hub of intellectual exchange and collaboration for Stanford’s students and faculty in China. Drawing on SCPKU as a “bridge across the Pacific,” we provide students unique opportunities to enhance their academic studies with in-country learning.