International Student Profile: Mahesh Reddy

“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

ISU Launches New Movie Nights with Showing of “Crazy Rich Asians”

On November 27th, the International Student Union (ISU) organized a special showing of  “Crazy Rich Asians” for Peking University students.  The movie has become an international sensation and is sure to get even bigger as its audience in mainland China grows. The organizers did well to cater to students’ busy schedules:  “The event provided students … More ISU Launches New Movie Nights with Showing of “Crazy Rich Asians”

The Local at PHBS Making Shenzhen Feel More Like Home: Spotlight on International Affairs Manager Chen Yifei

  Imagine it is your first time in a new country, an unknown culture, and you’re surrounded by a variety of unfamiliar customs, trying to find your way around a large campus and maneuver the complex Chinese legal requirement. This is the typical circumstances new international students in China will find themselves in. If you … More The Local at PHBS Making Shenzhen Feel More Like Home: Spotlight on International Affairs Manager Chen Yifei

11.11 Single’s Day: A Special Treatment for Singles in China

What comes to your mind when you see the number 11.11? The answer can be anything, but you should at least probably know about Single’s Day in China. History and Tradition China’s Single’s Day (双十一节 or 单身节) is an annual non-official holiday celebrated on November 11 (11月11日). Because the date 11/11 resembles solitary stick figures, … More 11.11 Single’s Day: A Special Treatment for Singles in China

23 Days, Last Stop Shenzhen: Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway to School

“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

HOMESICK YET? International Students Discuss their Favorite Items from Home

Dear all Chinese and international students who have gotten through the first months of their academic year in one of the most modern and innovative Chinese cities, Shenzhen! The Peking University Graduate School would like to wish you a pleasant journey throughout your time studying here. As much as the whole experience within itself is … More HOMESICK YET? International Students Discuss their Favorite Items from Home

Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

In February, I went to “Dialogue in the Dark” in Shenzhen with my friends. One of my friends told us about the social entrepreneur, Andreas Heinecke, the founder of “Dialogue in the Dark”. Originally he worked at a radio station in his hometown Baden-Baden, Germany. One day he was asked to develop a work training for a young journalist who had lost his eyesight in a car accident. This working opportunity made Andreas and the young journalist good friends. … More Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

Tomb-sweeping Day: The story behind Qingming Festival

Tomb-sweeping Day, which is also called Qingming Festival, is one of the most important festivals in China. It is around April 4th every calendar year, the fifteenth day after vernal equinox. Its history can be dated back to more than two thousand years ago, around the Spring and Autumn Era. Tomb-sweeping Day is very influential in … More Tomb-sweeping Day: The story behind Qingming Festival

Dafen Oil Painting Village: More Than Just Copies

Last month, Elaine Campbell, from PKU School of Transnational Law, organized a day trip to discover one of the most artistic places of Shenzhen: Dafen Oil Painting Village. Dafen is a four square kilometres village whose unique atmosphere makes it a must-trip after days spent in the crowded Shenzhen. It is located close to Dafen metro … More Dafen Oil Painting Village: More Than Just Copies