May 2020

Successful Online Thesis Defenses for our 2020 Graduates

2020-05-23T19:38:54+08:00May 23rd, 2020|News, Students|

It's that time of the year again: Beijing finally gets warmer and friendlier, and our students at the Contemporary China Studies Program are relieved that their theses have passed Renmin University's review process. What's next? Thesis defenses of course! But this year, we're doing things differently: Due to the still ongoing COVID-19 situation and the [...]

April 2020

Student Profile: Dustin from the US tells us about life in rural China during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-25T00:16:21+08:00April 24th, 2020|Media, News, Students|

Get to know our Students at the Contemporary China Studies Program! In 2019, Dustin moved from a small town in Vermont to China's capital city. His goal is to learn about Sino-US relations from a Chinese perspective to be able to more comprehensively understand how these will be shaped in the future.   Hi Dustin, thanks [...]

March 2020

Student Profile: Klaudija Lipnjak wrapping up her thesis research during COVID-19

2020-03-20T23:18:52+08:00March 19th, 2020|News, Students|

Get to know our Students at the Contemporary China Studies Program! Klaudija Lipnjak from Croatia is using the extra time on campus brought on by COVID-19 to finalize her graduation thesis research. Thank you for agreeing to this interview! Why don’t you just start off with your name, your background, and a little bit about [...]

Student Profile: Jean-Yves from Canada volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak

2020-03-11T11:11:14+08:00March 11th, 2020|News, Students|

Get to know our Students at the Contemporary China Studies Program! Jean-Yves from Canada, who joined the program in 2019, shares his experience as a neighborhood community volunteer during the COVID-19 outbreak. His story was also featured on local social media in Chinese. Why I volunteered to work for my community in Beijing It was [...]

December 2019

Visit to RUC’s Old Campus

2020-01-17T21:00:48+08:00December 13th, 2019|Media, Meetings, News, Students, Visits|

Renmin University is a fast-growing institution that is currently expanding with new schools in Suzhou and Shenzhen, and a brand new campus in Tongzhou. Instead of looking at the promising future, this afternoon our students took a look back at Renmin University's history and visited the old campus located just a few steps away from [...]

Congratulations to Our Second-Year Students!

2020-01-17T21:16:01+08:00December 11th, 2019|Media, Meetings, News, Students|

Congratulations to our second-year students who successfully passed their thesis proposal defense today. At this stage of their academic career, CCSP students need to convince a commission of professors of the relevance and feasibility of their proposed research. This year, our students focused on a broad array of topics. The following are a sample: Consumption [...]

November 2019

Trip to Yan’an, Shanxi Province

2020-01-17T21:52:41+08:00November 4th, 2019|Media, News, Students, Visits|

Every semester, the International Students Offices invites our students to join free trips to important sites in China. A group of lucky CCSP students just returned from a trip to Yan'an, one of the birthplaces of modern China. During this 5-day trip, CCSP students visited important historical sites such as the Mausoleum of the Yellow [...]

October 2019

Visit to Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center

2019-10-31T21:58:58+08:00October 22nd, 2019|Media, Meetings, News, Students, Visits|

One year has passed and we are back to the Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center. Hanergy is a green energy company and is the world’s leading thin-film solar power company. The Chinese company was recently ranked among the top 50 Smartest Companies by the MIT Technology Review. Its exhibition center is located inside Beijing’s Olympic [...]

Visit to the Military Museum of The Chinese People’s Revolution

2019-10-31T22:17:41+08:00October 12th, 2019|News, Students, Visits|

As a key component of the Contemporary China Studies Program, every semester students visit several government organizations, museums, research institutions, enterprises, and rural sites to gain a solid and applied understanding of contemporary China. The second visit of this semester was to the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution. The exhibit shows restored military [...]