The International Student Union (ISU) hosted its first Language Exchange Buddy Program of the 2019 – 2020 school year on Monday, October 14 to promote both cultural exchange and language learning for domestic and international students. Over 50 full-time and exchange students from Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Harbin Institute of Technology attended the event, … More Language Exchange Buddy Program at PKUSZ
The Shenzhen Model City Initiative (the “Initiative”) received attention when on August 18, 2019, China’s State Council issued the “Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Supporting Shenzhen’s Pioneering Zone for Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”. An August 19 report on the Initiative was published by Xinhua, providing additional information and context. … More What is the Shenzhen Model City Initiative?
Even in China, you are not safe from the lurking ghosts and macabre sights of Halloween. In fact, like many things here, Halloween can be taken to the next level: no sweets and no little ones dressed as cute Disney icons. Instead, the costumes are more extreme and behind every corner could be someone…or something…waiting … More Survive a Spooky Halloween Night at Happy Valley Shenzhen!
“Should the overtime work culture represented by ‘996’ be promoted or not?” This question has been up for major debate throughout China over the last year. Then, on Saturday, Oct 19th, the debate came to our very own campus. In recent times 996, once again has become a hot topic in the public. 996 working … More Students Debate China’s ‘996’ Overtime Work Culture
The district that earned Shenzhen the nickname, ‘China’s Silicon Valley’ is now a growing cultural and residential hub as well. On Wednesday, October 23, 40 international students from Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ), participated in a Discover Nanshan Event organized by the Nanshan District Foreign Affairs Office and carried out by the Southwind Social … More Int’l Students Discover More of Nanshan, Shenzhen’s Tech and Culture Hub
“A sound mind is in a sound body.” These words were first spoken by former PKU president Mr. Cai Yuanpei as he addressed students of PKU. He clearly connects sport to a person’s physique, spirit, and even the realm of life. His view suggests that any intentional or unintentional neglect of physical activity, like … More “A Sound Mind is in a Sound Body” – Students Launch PKU Boxing Association
“Sharing a hotpot can eliminate all the frustrations of life. If it does not succeed, try again with another hotpot,” is a popular saying in China. An authentic Chinese hotpot is always a good choice when going out with friends during a weekend. To me, it is one of the most social of culinary treats, … More Exploring Local Food: Chaoshan Beef Hotpot in Shenzhen
We interviewed our international students a month after they started their studies at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School. As the new academic year gradually unfolds, we are joined by new friends from around the globe. Our aspiring graduates come to Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, for their academic pursuits, their love for Chinese culture, their … More Getting to Know PK (YO)U!
With that special admission letter, I was accepted to be a formal member of Peking University. The new arrivals at PKU Shenzhen will spend several years here to finish their master’s or doctorate degree, or maybe just a short time on exchange. For those beginning their study life at PKU, interested in it’s importance, or … More Legendary Figures in PKU History
Much to do, see, and take home in the oil-painting hub of the world. Beijing has the 798. New York City has Chelsea. But did you know Shenzhen also has a world-famous art destination? On Sunday, 15 September, international students from Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ) visited Dafen Oil Painting Village in the northern … More Bringing Back More Than A Colorful Memory from Dafen, Shenzhen’s Art Village
First things first, welcome all newcomers to Shenzhen! You are about to experience the most unique time in your life. Do not waste a moment getting settled in! The best way to get to know the city is to get out and explore it with new friends! Before you know it, you will get stuck … More A Shenzhen Checklist for Newcomers!
In August 2019, the largest group of international students in PKU Shenzhen’s history arrived on campus. They immediately got a taste of the fast-paced and exciting life in Shenzhen and Peking University. International students completed a two-week orientation to get settled before the official start of the academic year on September 2nd. Peking University Shenzhen … More After Many Long Journeys, International Students Ready to Begin Studies at PKU Shenzhen