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Yenching Global Symposium 2019 for Young Leaders (All expenses paid to Beijing, China)

With the world at a crossroads and China’s undeniably prominent role in it, the 2019 Yenching Global Symposium seeks to explore contemporary changes in China with gender at its nexus.

Application Deadline: 8th December 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (China Standard Time)

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Beijing, China

About the Award: Held on Peking University’s historic campus in Beijing, this three-day, fully-funded event invites prominent Chinese and international scholars with a noted passion for China in their work and research, along with leading professionals from a wide range of fields. In a rapidly shifting global arena, the 2019 Symposium, “Wǒmen: Retelling the China Stories,” re-explores China’s multi-faceted revival through a gendered lens.

Wǒmen: Retelling the China Stories will take place March 29th – 31st, 2019, and will feature keynote speakers, panels of academics and practitioners, interactive activities, site visits, and cultural immersion programming.

Type: Conference


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field;
  • Strong interest in learning about China and engaging in nuanced, interdisciplinary discussions which address critical societal issues relating to China;
  • Available for the entirety of the conference, March 29-31st 2019 (and available for any required travel time to and from Beijing);
  • Have not attended any of the previous Yenching Global Symposiums or Yenching Social Innovation Forums;
  • English Proficiency;
  • Leadership potential;
  • Bonus: Involvement in China-related activities – academic, voluntary, professional, extra-curricular.

Number of Awards: Approx 200

Value of Award: Eligible delegates will receive free round-trip travel to and from Beijing, along with accommodation and meals for the length of the conference.

Duration of Programme: March 29th – 31st, 2019

How to Apply: APPLY NOW


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