Learning a foreign language can be an arduous journey, but it all starts from the first step. For many international students in PKUSZ, their first steps in learning Chinese are already behind them, but they could never be forgotten. We set out to hear international student recall their first attempts at Chinese. For those just … More The First Steps in Learning Chinese
“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
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!
When Queen Ndlovu decided to go global, she knew she couldn’t just stay where her businesses, studies, and family have always been—in South Africa. Starting a global business required that she transplant herself and start putting down roots around the world. For an ambitious and boundless visionary like her, the difficulty lay in choosing where … More Going Global: A Drone Business Takes Flight for Former Exchange Student
Thanks to this PHBS alumna, the world’s best coding school is now in Shenzhen. The first day I met Markey Tan was International Women’s Day. A diverse crowd had gathered at Le Wagon Shenzhen, the third Chinese branch of the renowned international coding school. Markey co-founded the branch in 2018. Two young, talented, and vibrant … More Markey Tan’s Rise in the Shenzhen Tech World
The first weeks in China can be overwhelming, especially here in Shenzhen, a city of more than 10 million people where Mandarin and Cantonese can be heard on every corner. At first glance, incoming students are likely to feel it is too much to confront at once. It is unsettling when taxi drivers don’t speak … More Introducing the New Campus Advisors!
The Lantern Festival is a Chinese traditional holiday celebrated throughout China on the 15th day of the lunar calendar. It is also known as Yuanxiao Day. Yuanxiao Day marks the first full-moon of the Lunar New Year and the end of Spring Festival holiday. Across China, people celebrate the festival by hanging up lanterns, enjoying … More Celebrating the Lantern Festival with Riddles and Tangyuan
The PHBS Center for Green Economy held the Ecological Civilization and Green Economy workshop with the support of Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School under the guidance of Chancellor Wu Yundong on 13th of December 2018 at the HSBC Business School building The guest speaker of the workshop was the renowned academic and Nobel Peace Prize … More Workshop by PHBS Center for Green Economy
Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? If you ever watched Friends, an American situation comedy, you will definitely know what I was saying and maybe hum along. And if you want to review this classic TV series, Smelly Cat Café & Bar will be there for you. Smelly Cat Café & Bar … More Restaurant Review: Smelly Cat Café & Bar
Huawei surprised the world when it was announced in August that they replaced Apple as the second-largest producer of smartphones. What may come as an even bigger surprise is that if you think you know the company because you recognize their cell phones, you have hardly scratched the surface. On the 28th of November, 30 … More Seeing Innovation at its Finest: PHBS China Studies Course Visits Huawei
“I’m going to tell you everything that happened here!” Mahesh Reddy, economics student at Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was beaming as he sat down—and for a good reason. The day before, Mahesh had turned in the thesis draft he had been working on relentlessly all summer. Still in a state of blissful shock, … More International Student Profile: Mahesh Reddy
“China, please be good to me.” This is what was echoing through my mind in the final few hours before I officially arrived at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School to begin my exchange. That day, I had spent 14 more hours in a train. Those 14 hours felt like nothing compared to the previous few … More 23 Days, Last Stop Shenzhen: Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway to School