Chinese Holidays 101: Mid-Autumn Festival

Every nation has their own special festivals that call for family reunions, such as Thanksgiving Day for Americans. In China, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals that brings families together. On which day, by custom, the old and young alike all get together to enjoy the bright full moon and eat delicious moon cakes. With the moonlight of the full moon and tempting moon cakes, the Mid-Autumn Festival seems like a beautiful and yummy festival. However, do you know when it is? … More Chinese Holidays 101: Mid-Autumn Festival

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International Association Holds New Student Mixer

The IA held the “PHBS Full-Time International Students Welcome Mixer” at WeSpace on Friday, September 15, 2017 to help overcome these initial barriers. First and second year international full-time students got a chance to sit down together and discuss their various experiences. The event had 41 international students from more than 25 different countries in attendance. … More International Association Holds New Student Mixer

Introducing Our New Series: Faces of Nanyan 人在南燕

As a foreigner in China, it can sometimes feel like you live in two different worlds: your international bubble and well–the rest of China. Here at The Nanyan Observer, we strive to bring those two worlds a little closer together. In a similar vein to the likes of Humans of New York, our Nanyan team is chatting with everyone from students and faculty to canteen staff and landscapers on campus. You’ll find we make no mention of their names or occupations, just conversation where it counts. Below is our first installment from our own Editor-in-chief, Wandong Yang.  … More Introducing Our New Series: Faces of Nanyan 人在南燕

Meet the Fall 2017 Nanyan Observer Team

The Nanyan Observer team consists of students from various schools here at PKU Shenzhen. They are a diverse and hardworking bunch that continually defy their busy schedules to bring you original English content from our university. TheNanyan.com focuses on articles of interest to international students and those abroad trying to get an idea of what life is like here. … More Meet the Fall 2017 Nanyan Observer Team

2017 Graduation Ceremony successfully held on 1st July

On July 1st 2017, the Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2017 commenced in the PHBS Auditorium. On this day, we have 864 graduates, amongst which there are 52 Phd graduates and 812 Master graduates, including 41 international students. Distinguished guests including Peking University Vice Principle and Academician Gao Song, Dean of PHBS Hai Wen, … More 2017 Graduation Ceremony successfully held on 1st July

CA Event: Thursday Night Calligraphy Crash Course

On May 18th at 7pm, international students gathered in H-214 to learn about the traditional art of Chinese calligraphy. This event is held each semester by the Campus Advisor program to provide both full-time and exchange students an opportunity to try their hand at brush calligraphy. This wonderful cultural experience is prepared and sponsored by … More CA Event: Thursday Night Calligraphy Crash Course