2010 HANDBOOK by xiuliliaofz


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 School of International Studies, Peking University

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Dear Student

Welcome to Peking University School of International Studies, and
congratulations on your decision to join us. This Handbook contains essential
information about Graduate Study at SIS that you will need after you arrive at
PKU as a 2010 SIS Master student. Every effort has been made to ensure that
the information contained in this handbook is precise at the time of printing, but
some arrangements may be subject to change in the course of the academic

We hope that you find answers to any queries you may have in the information
provided in this handbook and during Orientation Week. If at any stage you
cannot find the answer to a query or wish to discuss an issue that concerns
you, please do not hesitate to contact us at 62759615/
62765111/62765951(MIR)         or     alternatively    email       us     at

With all good wishes for a happy and fulfilling time at Peking University and

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A. Profile of School of International Studies
B. Academic Calendar for PKU (2010-2011)
C. Student Pertinent documents
D. Study Information
E. Mandarin Learning
F. Course Enrollment
G. Thesis Supervisor Selection
H. Thesis Writing and Defense
I. Deferral of Thesis Defense
J. Grades, Retake Courses, Transcripts and PKU Certificates
K. Libraries
L. Internet Use on Campus
M. Extracurricular Activities, Societies
N. Academic Events
O. Internship
P. Security

Appendix A: PKU-LSE Program Course Offering

Appendix B: MIR Course Offering

Appendix C: Courses Overview

Appendix D: Useful Contact Numbers (SIS)

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A. Introduction of School of International Studies

The School of International Studies (SIS) of Peking University is the first such
school set up among Chinese universities. It is an important teaching and
research platform devoted to the training of specialized talents in international
studies, international political economy and diplomacy.

SIS was officially founded in 1996. However, the origins of the School could be
traced back to 1960, when the Department of Political Science was
established at PKU. Three years later, it was renamed the Department of
International Politics. From 1996 to 1998, the Department of International
Politics, the Institutes of International Relations and of Afro-Asian Studies
merged successively, and SIS was the final product of this process.

SIS is organized into three departments and three institutes: the Departments
of International Studies, Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs Management, and
International Political Economy; the Institutes of International Relations, Afro
Asian Studies, and World Socialism. In addition, SIS is also the host of more
than twenty research centers. On the administrative side, SIS has a general
office, an office for student affairs, an office of international program, a center
for development and exchanges, and an editorial office for the journal of
International Politics Quarterly.

Currently, SIS conducts three B.A. programs, ten M.A. programs, and five
Ph.D. programs. The three B.A. programs are: International Politics,
Diplomacy, and International Political Economy. The ten M.A. programs
include seven offered in Chinese---International Politics, Diplomacy,
International Relations, International Political Economy, Comparative Political
Systems, History of the Chinese Communist Party, Scientific Socialism and
International Communist Movement, and three offered in English--- Master of
International Relations, PKU-LSE joint program of International Affairs, and
PKU-Sciences Po joint program of Sustainable development. The five Ph.D.
programs are: International Relations, International Politics, Diplomacy,
Scientific Socialism and International Communist Movement, and Comparative
Political Systems. Among those Ph.D. programs, International Politics, and
Scientific Socialism and International Communist Movement are
state-designated key programs.

SIS has 56 faculty members. In the fall semester 2009, SIS enrolls about 1,200

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B. 2010/2011 PKU Academic Calendar

                      FIRST SEMESTER (SEP 2010-JAN 2011)
               August 31,2010                          Registration
               September 2-7, 2010                     Orientation
               September 8, 2010                       Lectures begin
               January 3-16, 2011                      Examination Weeks
               January 17, 2011                        Semester ends

                    SECOND SEMESTER (FEB 2011-JUN 2011)
              Feb 21, 2011                             Lectures begin
              Feb 21-25, 2011                          Registration
              April 22-24, 2011                        PKU Students
              June 13-June 26, 2011                    Examination Weeks
              June 27, 2011                            Semester ends

                                     PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
              September 22, 2010                      Mid-Autumn Festival
              October 1-10, 2010                      National day holidays
              January 1-2, 2011                       New year‘s Day
              February 3, 2011                        Spring Festival
              April 5, 2011                           Tomb Sweeping Day
              May 1, 2011                             May Day holidays
              June 6, 2011                            Dragon-Boat Festival

* Please visit SIS office A118 to renew your Student ID card (red colour) for
semester registration.

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C. Student Pertinent documents

Student Identification Card

After registration, each SIS student will be issued a red blank Student ID card
and an orange PKU emblem. Students are required to fill in the blanks with
personal information and then submit the card back to the university. After
being stamped, they will be reissued to students.

Campus Card

Besides the Student ID card, all Students are required to obtain a Campus
Card (校园卡) from the Campus Card Center located at Room 1158S, Natural
Science Building 1 (校园卡中心 – 北京大学理科一号楼 1158S 房间). Generally,
PKU issues a pertinent notification to all the new students in September on the
schedule for visiting the Center to apply for the card. Present your Student ID
card as well as the temporary Campus Card* given when registered to the staff
and you will be asked to take a picture for your Campus Card at the site. It
takes a few weeks to processing the Cards and being issued by the Office of
Graduate Studies 研 究 生 院 . Students will be informed to exchange the
temporary Campus Card to the permanent one once available. *

The Campus Card functions as your library card, meal card and pre-paid card
to upload your monthly Internet usage fee. If misplaced, report your loss and
freeze your account at the Campus Card Center either in person, or via
telephone (62765038, 62765039), or input the data yourself at the touch
screen computers on campus. Both the red Student ID Card and the Campus
Card can be used to identify your status as a PKU student. The Campus Card
can also be used as a library card when you use the University and SIS
Libraries. For further information of the Campus Card, please visit
http://card.pku.edu.cn for more details.

Canteen Card

With the Campus Card, student could apply for a Canteen Card at the Canteen
Card Service Center next to the public bathroom. The Opening Time of the
Center is: 9:00am -12:30am (Monday to Saturday), 15:00pm -17:30pm
(Monday to Friday). This card can be used in all the student canteens in the

Kindly Note:
1) Your student ID card should be with you at all times. Students are not
   allowed to lend and borrow ID cards.

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2)If you have misplaced or lost you Student ID card, please request for a
replacement at SIS Graduate Administrative Office as soon as possible.

3) Students are required to submit a passport size photo and 30 RMB for an
   ID card replacement, 40RMB for a new Campus Card, 10RMB for another
   Canteen Card. It takes 5 working days for your new ID card to be issued,
   while the latter two are available on waiting.

4) According to PKU requirements, the red Student ID Card and Campus
   Card must be returned to the University before graduation. Failure to do so
   will result in the student‘s ineligibility to receive his or her transcript,
   graduation certificate and degree.

*As for PKU-LSE student, it is strongly recommended that you return your
Student ID、Campus Card and a form with stamps (it will be explained before
the end of last semester) to SIS before leaving PKU for LSE so that to avoid
the inconvenience of posting them by your designated time of graduation from


* Except for loaning items from libraries, the temporary Campus Card can be
used exactly the same as a permanent one.

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    D. Study Information

    A Master Degree Certificate will be issued by Peking University upon
    completion of required credits, a thesis, and an oral defense. Students may
    also apply for extending their designated duration of study in PKU.

    Master programs start in every September and timetabled classes run until
    June/July with breaks for the New Year and Spring holidays.

    Graduation Requirements for Graduate Students:
   Completion of credits and classes required by your program
   Passed all examinations and assignments and have maintained a passing
   (or higher) grade point average.
   Successful completion of thesis; and have successfully defended your
   thesis.

    The credits requirements vary depending on the students' major. Please refer
    to the Courses Offering of different program enclosed. Or for assistance, seek
    information from your course administrator, who should be actively involved in
    your course selection and other administrative issues.

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E. Mandarin Chinese Study

Chinese Language Course

The International College for Chinese Language Studies (ICCLS) of Peking
University(北京大学对外汉语教育学院)offers some free Mandarin courses of
different levels for international students enrolled in our programs. There are
only limited seats in each class. If you are meaning to sign up the course,
make sure to include it in your course plan within the course taking period, and
sign it up online. The Chinese language course counts 3 credit hours.
Therefore, once you sign up the course, make sure to abide by the regulations
of the course. Unexcused absences are not allowed, and a third (or more) of
the total number of the course‘s classes are not eligible to sit for the final exam,
and consequently you may receive a zero grade for the course.
The Chinese language course will be counted 3 credits upon the
completion of two-semester enrollment and study.

Finding Language Partner:

Oral Practice is the most efficient way of language study. You could find
Chinese student as a language partner at the PKU student website ―未名
BBS‖(http://bdwm.net),or you could post a paper notice on the bulletin boards
on campus.

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F. Course Enrollment

Each Graduate student must enroll in and attend the classes that correlate
with their program's graduation requirements. The class enrollment period
generally begins on the weekend before the first day of the semester.
Graduate Students may enroll for classes on-line. Please make sure you have
finished this procedure during the enrollment period.

Please visit http://portal.pku.edu.cn/infoPortal/ to complete the online course
enrollment if you understand Chinese well. Each PKU staff and student has a
personal log-in account for accessing to their own Portal. For 2010 SIS
graduate student, your user name is your 8-digital student number, and the
initial password is you 6-digital birthday number (eg: 860915) *.

You may find the log-in area on the upper-left side of the webpage, Log into
your personal account by filling in the user name and password accordingly.
After successfully logging into your personal page, click ―网上选课‖(selecting
course online) to process the online courses enrollment system.

If you are unable to process in Chinese, please seek your program
administrator/Class director for help. Please make sure that you send her your
optional courses plan as well as your student number and birthday information
at least one week earlier before the deadline. A confirmation letter will be sent

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back to you after optional courses have been confirmed.

The class enrollment period ends at the third week Monday morning at 0830
together with the 2 weeks interim period of class tryouts. Beginning from the
third week of the semester, the students' list of enrolled classes becomes
permanent and further changes cannot be made. All deadlines will be strictly
enforced, so you won‘t have any chance to sign up courses or change your
selections any more. If you wish to take one specified course but fail to sign it
up online, you won‘t get the grade for the course even if you complete all the
assessing requirements. By the same token, if you suppose not to take one
specified course but enrolled it online, you will have to take it after deadline.
Before you decide for the optional course, you could sit in for the introduction
lecture during the first week before making a decision.

If a student drops a class halfway through the semester, as well as, if he/she
does not take the appropriate tests or exams for a class, the university will
consider the student to have failed the course and thus will be recorded in
his/her transcript.

Kindly note:

(1) An elective course is unable to be offered continually if the number of the
students selecting it does not meet the required minimum number of 4 persons
accordingly to PKU rules. SIS would like to make an exception for this program
by allowing a course with only 3 students to continue. In spite of this, the
possibility does exist that one or more of the elective courses taught in English
are chosen by less than 3 students, and so can not be given for the whole

(2) Online system will be opened once students paid the full amount of the
tuition fee.

* Once you could log into your own student protal, you are advised to change
the initial password to prevent unauthorized access. Please keep your
password confidential. The change of password could be done via the PKU
Portal at http://portal.pku.edu.cn/infoPortal/

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G. Thesis Supervisor Selection

Each PKU-LSE/MIR student is required to select one of the SIS professors as
 their thesis adviser. The deadline for selection is Mid-October of the Fall
 term. The steps are as followings:

Firstly, please find the handbook for introduction of the SIS professors, which
includes their education background, research areas as well as contact

Secondly, select one of the professors listed in the handbook according to
your research interests, and then try to contact directly with him/her. A detailed
academic resume would be very useful for your advisor candidate to get a
better understanding of you and your academic background. Some professors
may require you to submit a draft proposal before making final decision of
whether act as your supervisor.

Thirdly, if the professor has agreed to be your thesis advisor, please make
sure to give a formal notice to PKU-LSE class director Dr. Dong/MIR class
director Miss Cui as soon as possible. The deadline for all the PKU-LSE/MIR
students finishing tutor selection and submitting the result to Dr. Dong/Miss Cui
is mid-October of the Fall term.

Please Note: After the selection process is over, if you feel the adviser you
chose is less satisfactory and intend to request a change, with your advisor‘s
consent, you are allowed to make a change and contact other professors
whom you wish to be your new advisor. If he or she agrees to supervise you, it
is OK. Please make sure to inform your class directors the changes.

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H. Thesis Writing and Defense


The thesis is compulsory for the PKU-LSE & MIR program.

For PKU-LSE program, thesis needs to be completed in the first year at Peking

For MIR program, thesis needs to be completed before the end of the second

Teacher responsible

PKU-LSE program: Dr. Dong Zhaohua

MIR program:        Professor Qian Xuemei


The thesis must not exceed 10,000 words including text and footnotes (but
excluding bibliography and appendices). Two bound and one electronic copies
must be submitted to the thesis supervisor in the second semester (for
PKU-LSE student) or in the second year (for MIR student).


1. Choose your supervisor before the end of October and send a notification
   email to Dr. Dong Zhaohua (PKU-LSE)/Miss Cui Ling (MIR) for the
   confirmation of thesis supervisor;

2. Select an applied thesis topic under the instruction of your supervisor;

3. Present thesis proposal to the SIS thesis committee under the instruction of
   your supervisor;

4. Thesis writing under the instruction of the supervisor;

5. Submit final thesis and prepare for thesis defense.

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Thesis Timeline

The listed timeline is to give you a rough idea about the steps and time to
complete your thesis during the study at Peking University as a reference,
while, the personal specific thesis procedures need to be negotiated with your
supervisor and instructed by him/her.

Content                                  Timeline

Supervisor Selection                     PKU-LSE & MIR: October, 2010

Thesis topic                             PKU-LSE: November, 2010

                                         MIR:       November, 2011

Thesis proposal presentation             PKU-LSE: December, 2010

                                         MIR:       December, 2011

Thesis writing                           PKU-LSE: January—May, 2011

                                         MIR:       January—May, 2012

Thesis Defense                           PKU-LSE: July—September, 2011

                                         MIR:       May—June, 2012

Important Information:
Students will not be qualified to start their theses defenses before they finish
the required credits at PKU. The defenses usually happen during July 1st to
10th(for LSE student). The defense results will be released to LSE for students‘
progression before July 20th. Those who fail to pass the thesis defense will not
be allowed to progress to the second year study at LSE. There is however a
second chance for students who fail in the July defense---they can revise the
thesis and apply for re-defending it in early September of the same year.
Failing in re-defending the thesis will result in losing both the diploma of PKU
and the LSE study. There can be no progression to LSE unless all is complete
at PKU.

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   Here strongly suggest you to contact your thesis adviser, it will be very
   helpful for you to understand the requirement as following.

 Having solid basic knowledge and systematic expertise in the specialized field
 Having research competence and working capability.
 Having proficiency in a foreign language so as to read foreign documents in
  the specialized field
 Passing designated master‘s degree courses and the final thesis defense.
 In order to gain a master‘s degree, candidates should submit their theses
  before the deadline. Supplemental materials (transcripts, the supervisor‘s
  comment, reviewers‘ comment and the decision of the defense committee etc)
  will also be submitted by SIS (the School of International Studies). On
  approval of the degree-conferring sub-committee of SIS and the
  degree-conferring committee of PKU (Peking University), master‘s degree will
  be awarded.

  Theses Requirements and the Process of Defense
 Theses should be completed by students under the guidance of their
  advisers/supervisors. Selected topics and their contents should have
  theoretical or practical meanings and should benefit to academic, economic
  and social developments. Master‘s theses should give new insights into the
  research subject. All theses should follow the basic requirements and written
  format of Peking University.
 Candidates should submit their theses before Peking University‘s deadline.
  The candidates‘ supervisors should check and approve of the theses and
  write detailed academic comments before the theses are delivered to other
  experts for peer review.
 Before thesis defenses, SIS should invite experts within the field to review the
  theses. In general, two reviewers are needed to review the candidate‘s thesis,
  at least one of whom should be from institutions other than Peking University.
  Thesis reviewers should give detailed comments on each thesis and give a
  clear reply to SIS on its eligibility for defense 15 days ahead of the defense
  date. If one of the reviewers gives negative reply to the eligibility, the thesis
  defense will be shelved and one more reviewer will be invited for the
  assessment. If two or more reviewers give negative reply to the eligibility, the
  defense application will be dismissed.

 The composition of the defense committee:
  The committee of the master‘s thesis defense consists of no less than three
  persons. If the candidate‘s supervisor is one member of the committee, it

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should consist of at least 4 persons. The chairperson of the committee should
be at least an associate professor or its counterpart. The list of the defense
committee is nominated by the branch department of SIS and approved of by
the director of the degree-conferring sub-committee of SIS.
The candidate‘s supervisor can be one member of the committee, but cannot
be the chairperson. He or she must be absent when other committee members
are evaluating the candidate‘s thesis and the candidate‘s performance in the
defense process.

 The process of thesis defenses:
1. The chairperson of the committee announces the committee members and
     chairs the meeting.
2. The candidate‘s supervisor briefly introduces the candidate‘s performance
     in classes and in academic researches.
3. The candidate reports the main idea of his or her thesis to the committee.
4. The candidate answers the questions from the committee members and
     other attendees.
5. Adjournment. Persons other than the committee members leave the room
     to have a rest.
6. Committee members take a meeting. Both the candidate‘s supervisor‘s
     and the reviewers‘ comments will be read. The committee will evaluate the
     thesis and the defense( the candidate‘s supervisor must be absent. The
     decision will be made by anonymous voting. The thesis will get a pass only
     if more than or equal to 2/3 of the committee members give their consents.
7. The defense resumes. The chairperson of the committee announces the
     result of the voting and the final decision of the committee. The final
     decision will be signed by the chairperson of the committee and will be
     submitted to the degree-conferring sub-committee of SIS and
     degree-conferring committee of PKU for approval.
Candidates who fail to pass defenses will be given chances to reapply for
thesis defenses after revision of their theses on condition that more than 2/3 of
the defense committee members consent to the reapplication (if a candidate
fails to get the consent of his reviewers, he or she must get the consent of the
degree-conferring committee members of SIS to get another chance of
thesis defense.). Candidates should reapply for thesis defenses six months
after the first defense but no later than one year after the first defense.
Candidates who fail to pass the defense for the second time will be given no
more chances.

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Basic Academic Norms for Graduate Students at Peking University
 According to relevant laws and regulations at Peking University, these
    rules are set up to ensure academic morals, basic academic behaviors
    and keep the quality of Graduate Students as well.
 These rules are applicable to Graduate Students at Peking University,
    including part-time students, refresher courses students and to Peking
    University alumni involved in academic irregularities when they were
    Graduate Students at Peking University.

 Basic Academic Norms:
 Academic norms are a set of rules which ensure the order of academic
    activities. It includes relevant policies, laws and regulations of China,
    academic morals that are widely accepted by academia, conventions of
    research, essay writing, quotation and academic assessment abided by
    people in the field. The basic requirements of academic norms for
    Graduate Students in their research and academic activities are as
1. Respecting others‘ works and intellectual properties. Quotations should be
2. Strictly complying with the standard of writing, quotation and citation in the
3. Taking responsibility for published theses and other academic works. The
   signature of published works should be real name; before the publication of
   a collaboration work, consent of the co-writers should be requested.
4. Complying with the regulation of laboratories.
5. Strictly complying with secrecy provisions.
6. Other widely accepted academic norms.

 Irregularities that breach academic norms include:
a) Fabricating or faking research results, experiment statistics, quotations and
   survey results.
b) Plagiarism, including pirates all or part of others‘ works and quotes others‘
   works without notations etc.
c) Cheating behaviors, including ghostwriting for others or receiving
   ghostwriting, providing faked publication certificates, fabricating academic
   experiences and reporting false research results to research patrons etc.
   Publishing works with false name or publishing works without the consent
   of co-writers.
d) Fabricating academic certificates such as recommendation letters,

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   comments and transcripts etc; Illegally intervening in marking process,
   awards decisions, thesis reviews and thesis defense.
e) Breaching regulations of experiments; intentionally destroying instruments;
   other actions that may pose danger to others, including taking dangerous
   materials out of laboratories etc
f) Breaking secrecy provisions and leaking secrets to others.
g) Other behaviors that breach academic norms.

Punishment for Irregularities
 Confirmed irregularities will be given academic punishments or disciplinary
    punishments, depending on the specific irregularity, its consequence and
    the attitude of the student.
1. Academic punishments include suspending thesis defenses, allowing
   leaving school, mandatory leaving school or disqualifying degree
2. Disciplinary punishments include warnings, serious warnings, recording
   demerits, placing under surveillance in school and expulsion etc.
3. Students who have finished their study and left school will lost their awards,
   the diploma of graduation and the degree certificate if an irregularity
   committed while studying at Peking University is confirmed.

Investigation Agency and process
  The Graduate Student Cultivation Office takes charge of irregularity
    reports. Graduate School Faculty Council decides whether to start an
  In investigated cases, departments or the degree-conferring
    sub-committee commissioned by graduate school will give a preliminary
    opinion. The department concerned will have an investigation team of no
    less than three persons to inquire into the irregularity. Members of the
    team are changeable and could come from other universities. The
    supervisors involved in the irregularity claim should be excluded in the
  The investigation team should have a written report after the survey is
    finished. Departments concerned or the degree-conferring sub-committee
    will give a preliminary opinion of the solution based on the report from the
    investigation team. The opinion will be submitted to the Graduate Student
    Cultivation Office. Graduate school will produce a solution report after
    examining the opinion and then submits the solution report to the
    presidential meeting of Peking University or degree-conferring committee
    of Peking University for final decision.
  Investigation results and solutions should be delivered in a written form to

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   students involved Students disagreeing with the decisions could appeal to
   the Student Appeals Board of Peking University within 15 working days
   after receiving the written solutions. The Student Appeals Board of Peking
   University will generally reconsider the issue and will inform the students
   of their conclusion within 15 working days. During the appeal period,
   punishments or implementations of decisions still work.
  All persons participating in the investigation should keep the investigation
   information confidential so as to protect the reputation and the legal right
   of both the accuser and the accused.

Basic Requirements and Written Format for Degree Theses of Peking
University Graduate Students
 Basic requirements for degree theses.
a) Master‘s theses should give a new insight into the research subject.
   Selected topics and their contents should have theoretical or practical
   meanings and should do good to academic, economic and social
   developments. Theses should exhibit students‘ solid knowledge on basic
   theory and on systematic expertise in the specialized area, as well as
   the ability of academic research or the ability to engage in specialized
   technological work. Theses should be completed by students under the
   guidance of their supervisors.
b) A degree thesis should be a systematic, creative academic paper or a
   paper composed by a series of relevant papers.
c) Works that do not meet these requirements will be denied for thesis

 The general format for degree theses. A degree thesis generally consists
    of the following parts:
1. A front cover.
2. A copyright Statement.
3. A Title: A title should accurately and concisely summarize the core content
   of the whole thesis A title is usually less than 20 Chinese characters.
4. A Chinese abstract: A Chinese abstract should be within 3,000 Chinese
   characters. It should concisely figure out the purposes, content, methods,
   results and conclusions of the thesis. It should highlight the points of
   innovation in the thesis. Language should be concise and accurate. Key
   words (three to five) should be listed in a new line at the bottom of the
5. An English abstract: The English abstract should be under a title. The
   content of the English abstract should be the same as the Chinese one.
   The name of the graduate student should be given in the first line under the

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    English title. The major name should be after the student name in
    parentheses. The supervisor‘s name should be shown in a new line under
    the student‘s name. Key words should be listed at the bottom of this page.
6. A catalogue: It serves both as the outline of a thesis and the subtitle of
7. A preface or an introduction: The content of a preface or an introduction
    should indicate the theoretical and practical meanings and the benefit to
    academic, economic or social developments. It should also include reviews
    of relevant research results in and out of China, the problems to be solved
    in the thesis, the main theories and methods that used in the thesis, basic
    ideas and the thesis structure.
8. A main body of the thesis: It is the main part of a thesis. Different writing
    styles are acceptable depending on the characteristics of the specialized
    field. The theses should be supported by strict logic and reliable arguments.
    International academic norms in the field should be strictly observed.
9. Notes: Both footnotes and endnotes are acceptable. Sources of every
    quotation, reference, borrowed statistics, academic fruit and idea of
    others should be noted in widely accepted format Plagiarism is strictly
10. A conclusion: A conclusion should be clear, concise, complete and accurate
    and should be able to highlight innovations and new insights. The author‘s
    fruits and other authors‘ fruits should be strictly demarcated.
11. A list of reference documents (Bibliography): A list of reference documents
    should be given at the end of a thesis, in widely accepted formats in
    specialized fields. Foreign words need not to be translated into Chinese.
    ﹡the format for journals: An author‘s name, an article title, a journal title , a
    publication date, a volume number, an issue number, a page number.
    ﹡the format for books: An author‘s name, a book title, a publisher, a
    publication date, an edition number, a page number.
12. An appendix: An appendix should include derivations that are improper to
    be listed in the text, facilitating statistics and charts, meanings of symbols
    and abbreviations, relevant descriptions and other necessary supplemental
13. Acknowledgements, postscripts and explanations should be placed at the
    end of a thesis.
14. An originality statement and an authorization for use statement. (The
    signatures of both the author and the instructor are needed.)
15. A back cover.

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I. Deferral of Thesis Defense

As per PKU regulations for graduate students, all the study should be
completed within two academic years. If a student can not meet this
requirement and need to defer his or her graduation due to delay in thesis
defence, he or she must formally request that by submitting the application
form for extending his or her study term to the University.
The following are the steps:
    Firstly, you must discuss the matter with your thesis advisor for their
    Secondly, go to your personal portal and finish the PKU Graduate
     Students Request Form for Extension of Study Term (see the next page)
     online, by clicking http://portal.pku.edu.cn/infoPortal/.
    Thirdly, complete the form in Chinese (you may turn to your Chinese
     mates or friends and ask for a favor if you have difficulty doing that).
     Submit it online, print out a hard copy and then get your advisor‘s
     signature on it.
    Submit the form with your advisor‘s signature to Dr. Dong Zhaohua
     before 20th April of 2011 / Miss Cui Ling before 20th April of 2012.
    After collecting all the forms, Dr. Dong Zhaohua /Miss Cui Ling will
     submit them together to the SIS. After verifying the information and
     approving the request, the SIS will submit them to the PKU Office of
     International Affairs, and finally to the Graduate School of PKU for

Please Note:

If a student defers a PKU dissertation while at PKU in year 1, s/he cannot start
their studies at LSE, until the PKU dissertation has been passed and
successfully defended – which then means in practice, that if a student defers
their PKU dissertation submission/defense, s/he has to stay one more year at
PKU before progressing to LSE.

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院(系、所、中心)                 专业:
姓 名                  学号             性别

入学年月                             原定毕业年月

申请延长         半年 一年               预计毕业年月



 意 见                       签字:            年        月         日

主管负责人                      签字:            年       月          日
  意见                       单位公章:

意 见                        签字:            年        月         日
       公                   签字:            年       月          日

                           签字:            年        月         日

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J. Grades

According to PKU grading system, grades are given in the form of percentages.
For Graduate Students, the passing grade for the optional courses is 60, and
70 for the compulsory courses. All grades will be accounted for the students‘
academic unit. For more details regarding the university grading scheme,
please refer to the Peking University Handbook for International/ Graduate
Students( 《北京大学留学生/研究生手册》               )in your registration package.

For converting the percentile score into the system of A, B and C, kindly see
the following table for your reference.

Please Note: This table is only for your reference, and cannot be used as an
official one.

 Percentile Score          ABC System                  Grade Point Average
 90-100                    A                           4.0
 85-89                     A-                          3.7
 82-84                     B+                          3.3
 78-81                     B                           3.0
 75-77                     B-                          2.7
 72-74                     C+                          2.3
 68-71                     C                           2.0
 64-67                     C-                          1.5
 60-63                     D                           1.0
 <60                       F                           0

To check your grades of the courses you have completed, please log into
http://portal.pku.edu.cn/infoPortal/ for details. As mentioned earlier, this is a
Chinese website. Therefore, if you do not understand Chinese, we strongly
suggest you to find your Chinese classmates or friends for help.

Retake Courses
Students must retake their major/compulsory courses that they have failed;
meanwhile, retaking failed elective courses is optional. Students are allowed to
retake a course for no more than twice. The grade received for the first retake
will be accounted as the students' final grade. If the student should retake the
course for the second time, the final grade of the second retake will be 60% no
matter the students have scored higher earlier. If students failed their second
retake, that grade of the second retake will be accounted as the final grade of
the course.

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Please Note:

1) Failing to pass any course without repeat one more year, the original grade
of the course will appear on your transcript.

2) Repeated failures (more than twice) to fulfill the course requirements are not
eligible to do thesis defense and will not receive a Master's Degree from the

Transcript & PKU Certificates
All students will be issued with a transcript upon their graduation/ completion of
their study. If you need more copies of your transcript, please follow the
instructions indicated by the Office of Graduate Studies (Graduate Students) to
request for the additional copies to be issued. Please bring along with you the
original copy of your transcript when requesting of additional copies to be
issued. The processing fee required of the first requested transcript is 60 RMB
and 10RMB will be charged for further copies. It takes 5 working days for the
additional transcripts to be issued.

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H. Library Services

PKU Library

 Introduction:

Peking University Library was founded in 1902. The collection held by the
library amounts to 4,610,000 items. In addition, there are many modern
documents like audio-visual material, CD-ROMs, and databases in many

The new library building is located on the bank of the beautiful Unnamed Lake
(Weiming Hu). It opened at the end of 1998. The total building area amounts to
51,000 square meters, with 4,000 seats. The collection capacity has reached
6,500,000 items, making it the biggest university library in Asia.

Peking University library is a comprehensive research library on a large scale
and is well-known both in China and abroad. It has broad international
relationships with more than 500 foreign libraries, schools, and research
institutes which are keeping steady interchanges of materials and interlibrary
book loans from Peking University Library.

The library holds 1,500,000 ancient items, including 170,000 items of rare
books, and 11,547 kinds of periodicals published before 1949, totaling 27,650
issues, 605 pre-1949 newspaper titles, totaling 9,644 issues. Among them,
thousands are rare or one-of-a-kind. Peking University Library also holds
approximately 24,000 kinds, comprising 56,000 copies, of rubbings from
inscriptions on ancient bronzes and stone tablets. This collection now ranks
the first of all China's academic libraries.

When the new library opened, high-tech facilities have been installed to
provide efficient and convenient services. The CD-ROM and online searching
area located on the first floor is a window of Peking University Library's
modernization. It contains more than one hundred workstations with tower
model CD drivers and jukebox, and more than 100 kinds of academic
CD-ROMs. The library also introduces into many famous foreign online
databases and E-journals, and provides MARC, CD-ROM and international
online database searching, problem searching, thesis and retrieval.

The services offered by the library have greatly improved teaching and
research in Peking University. The online searching terminals, information and
reference area, exhibiting room for books and periodicals, and reception room
are located on the first floor. The humanity and social science books reading
area, natural science reading area, periodical reading area, Taiwan document

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center and the American study center are located on the second to fifth floors.
The training center and computer rooms are located on the sixth floor.

On the two-floor basement are the collection of ancient books and rooms for
air-conditioning and electronic facilities. In contrast to the central building, the
two wing buildings are dynamic in function, making the new library a well
organized and integrated unit. The audio-visual center is located in the south
wing, and video room is in the basemen. The north wing contains the
academic auditorium, and below that is a multi-function hall. In the old building,
the general circulation desk is located on the second floor, the reserved copy
reading room is located on the third floor, and the newspaper and literature and
art periodicals reading room is located on the fourth floor. The south area is for
students' individual study. It offers a comfortable and quiet environment for
readers. The entire library is laid out conveniently, and has all the necessary
functions to provide many kinds services such as reference, reading, lending,
information searching, user training, interlibrary loan, document printing,
duplicating and binding.

The library has Departments of Acquisition, Cataloging, Periodicals,
Circulation and reading, Information Reference, Automation, Ancient Book
Collection, Audio-visual Materials, and Document Services. The administrative
offices are Director's Office, Office of General Affairs, and the Safeguard
Department            Contact Phone Number          Email

Circulations          62754222

                      62767131 (Periodical)
Reference                                           is@lib.pku.edu.cn
                      62753504 (Reference)

Special Collections 62758548                        tecang@lib.pku.edu.cn

Rare Books            62754227

Multimedia            62759146                      mediadept@lib.pku.edu.cn

Opening Hours: Monday--Friday 8:00- 22:00;

                Saturday: 9:00-12:00; Sunday 9:00- 21: 00

Tel.: 86-10-62751051; Fax: 86-10-62761008
Website: http://eng.lib.pku.edu.cn/

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 Search/loan/download items at the Library

Please visit the library‘s website http://eng.lib.pku.edu.cn/ for resources for all
subjects. PKU and SIS library provides fully networked computer services for
PKU students.

E2-1 on the second floor is the open-stack humanity and social science
reading room where you can find and borrow recently-published Chinese and
English books. If you need to borrow books of humanity and social science
published before 1993, you have to go to the Closed-shelves Book Loans
Desk (闭架借书处) at the Sunshine Hall         (阳光大厅) on the 1st floor to make an
order. The library staff will find out the items you required from the repository
for you to check them out at the desk.

Please Note:
1) Activate the Library Card: Please note that your Student ID Card also
functions as your library card. In order to gain access to the library facilities,
you will need to activate your library account by submitting your student ID
Card and a 500 RMB deposit to the Library Card Office, located at the south

east corner of the library (图书馆的证卡室 - 图书馆的东南角,62754246).
Please keep the receipt of your deposit; you will need it to claim your deposit
when you leave the university. Your deposit will be returned to you only after
you have presented your ‗Form for Leaving the University‘ to the library and
have canceled your library account.
2) Item Limit:According to the library‘s rules and regulations, PKU Faculty,
Staff, and Graduate Students are eligible to borrow not more than twenty items,
including those loaned from School or Department libraries.
3) Length of Loan: The library‘s loan period for books is one month. Some
special items may be loaned for special length of time based on certain rules.
Students may renew their books in person at the library or online at the
library‘s website, http://www.lib.pku.edu.cn. Students with late returns will be
penalized according to the library‘s rules and regulations. Each program‘s
department generally has its own library, you may inquire from your program‘s
department regarding its facilities and its borrowing-procedures.
4) Renewals: Materials may be renewed up to twice, in person or online, as
long as no one else has requested them and the items are not overdue.
5) Recalls: Materials could be recalled for use by PKU students, faculty and
staffs. All library materials needed for Reserve can be recalled at any time
online. When certain item you recall is available, you may pick it up at the
General Return/Reserves Desk at the Sunshine Hall on the first floor.
6) Fines: A fine of 2 jiao (¥0.20) per day per item will be charged on the
borrower‘s library record for the overdue. If library material is damaged beyond
repair or is lost, the patron will be billed for the replacement cost of the material

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plus any fines and fees. The Library will accept a copy of the same edition in
good condition to replace the lost one, but will still bill the patron for certain
amount of processing or fees. For further details, please consult the staffs at
the Reference Desk.
7) Check out when you leave: Please make sure that you don‘t have any more
materials loaned from the Libraries before your leaving PKU.

E4-1 on the fourth floor of PKU Library is the periodical reading room. You may
find both the latest and outdated Chinese and foreign journals of the past
10-15 years in this room. Those journals published before 1995 can be found
in Room 409 on the same floor.

Please Note: Unlike books, all the journals at PKU library as well as at SIS
library cannot be loaned.

Since last decade, PKU Library has introduced a large number of useful
Chinese and foreign online databases as well as E-journals such as DIALOG,
EBSCO, UNCOVER, JSTOR, ProQuest, DDRS, DNSA, and others. You may
search an item by tying in the title and download the file you need via campus

Please Note: PKU Library‘s electronic resources are inaccessible via
Off-Campus Internet access.

 Inter-Library Loans (ILL) Service:

The ILL service aims to obtain items, which are not held in any of the University
libraries and are required to support your studies or research. At PKU, this
service is available to academic staff and Graduate Student only.

The basic steps for ordering an item via ILL are:
       a. Both print and soft copy of the item is not in stock of all the
           University libraries;
       b. Fill in the request form at the ILL Desk at the Sunshine Hall on the
           1st floor, which is near the south entrance of the library;
       c. Pay the ILL service fee upon the item arrival or in advance
           (depends on the requirements of different institutions).

For further information on the service content, certain preferential policies, as
well as detailed procedures, please browse to ILL homepage at

However, to be more efficient, it is strongly suggested that you contact or go to
the Desk directly for guidance or further queries regarding the service. The
staff there are friendly to help.

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Contact Information of the ILL Desk:
Tel: 62759723; Fax: 62761008; Email: ILL@ lib.pku.edu.cn
Opening time: 8:00~11:30 13:00~17:00 (Monday to Friday)


Q: Are there any lectures held by the Library for guiding the users about how to
use the Library?
A: Yes. Except for the Winter and Summer vacations, there is/are regularly 1~2
lecture(s) per week held by the Library, which is/are open to all the students.
The so-called ―One-Hour Lecture‖ series give the users very helpful
instructions on wide varieties of topic, such as Introduction on PKU Electronic
Sources, How to Use the Index and Full Text Database, Instruction for Using
Citation Databases, Usage of Google and other Search Engines, Introduction
on PKU Chinese & Foreign E-Journals and E-Books, Usage of Multimedia
Academic Resources, Advanced Skills for Usage of Microsoft Word & Excel /
PowerPoint / Photoshop &Visio, How to Obtain Items via Inter-Library Loans
and Document Delivery Service, etc. Please find the schedule of lectures at

Q: Is it easy for a student to find photocopy service at the library?
A: Yes. Many reading areas and certain public areas (such as the Sunshine
Hall) at PKU library provide photocopy as well as binding services, but the
prices are reasonably higher than those of the private printing shops on

Q: Does the library provide Internet services?
A: Yes. The Library provides many different kinds of Internet services, such as
a Web site, On-line CD-ROM searching, web database, FTP service, OPAC,
Peking University Thesis Collection, Peking University Rubbing Collection, etc.

Q: Does the OPAC include all the catalogues of the library collections?
A: The OPAC now includes foreign languages books catalogued since 1990,
normal Chinese books catalogued since 1992, which is more than 300,000
titles in total amounts. The OPAC catalogue of the rare Chinese books still on
construction, you have to come to the Rare Books Reading Room to search
the card catalogue.

Q: Does the library provide full text of the collections online?
A: No. The library does not provide full text of the collections so far.

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SIS library

SIS library locates on the third floor of SIS Building C-Wing (the wing with a
conference hall, to the south gate of SIS main building). It has a spacious
reading room and studying areas, and a repository of old books, Journals,
newspapers as well as a certain amount of special collections. You can enter
into the library by showing your Student ID or Campus Card.

Opening time: Monday –Friday 0800am—2100pm.

For further information, please contact the SIS Library office at 62751970,
62751635, or 62753854.

National Library of China (NLC)

 The NLC in Brief
The National Library of China (Zhong Guo Guo Jia Tu Shu Guan) is situated in
the West of Beijing. Its predecessor was the Capital Library established in
1909. The National Library of China is a comprehensive research library, a
national repository of the home publications, a national bibliographic center, a
national center of library information networks, and the library research and
development center. The Library serves for central legislature, government,
key research institutions, academy, education, business and the general public.
The Library has the total floor area of 170,000 square meters, ranking fifth
among the world libraries. By the end of 2003, the Library has a rich collection
of 241,100,000 volumes/items, also ranking fifth among the libraries of the
world. In the collection, there are 270,000 volumes of rare books, 1,600,000
volumes of general ancient books, 35,000 pieces of the scripted turtle shells
and animal bones. The Library not only has the largest collection of Chinese
books in the world, but also the biggest collection of materials in foreign
languages in the country. It has a strong collection in those materials, such as
manuscripts of the notables, revolutionary historical materials, Chinese
doctoral thesiss, the UN publications and the increased number of
e-publications. The Library opens to the public 365 days a year .And its on-line
services are available 24 hours a day via its linkage with various multimedia
networks and on Internet.

Please find further information at http://www.nlc.gov.cn/old/old/english.htm

For details on how to gain access to the NLC, please refer to the Handbook for
International Students.

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 Contact Information & Bus/Subway Routes

Address:No.33, Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District, Beijing, 100081
           (北京 海淀区 中关村南大街 33 号 中国国家图书馆)
Consultation Office Tel: (+86 10)88545426、88545360
Service Supervision:(+86 10) 88545022
Buses:319, 320, 332, 634, 645, 653, 716, 717, 727, 732, 804, 808, 814, 827,
+T6, Yun Tong105, Yun Tong 106, Yun Tong 205
Subway: Line 4
Name of the Bus/Subway Station:National Library of China(国家图书馆)
Note:Please visit Beijing Public Transport (http://www.bjbus.com/index.htm)
for the bus routes in more details.

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I. Internet Use on Campus

At PKU, all the students‘ dormitories have Internet connection. If you live out of
campus and need to use the Internet while you are on campus, you may go to
the libraries or the Computer Service Center to find a networked computer. If
you have a laptop with you and would like to connect to the wireless LAN on
campus, please go to an area where there is Wireless network coverage.
Please visit http://www.pku.edu.cn/network/wirelesspzh/wirelesscover.htm for
more details.

However, before you could gain access to the Internet, especially those
off-campus and off-China web pages, you will need to open an Internet
account first at the office on the 2nd floor of the Computer Service Center(计算
中心) located in Natural Science Building 1    (理科 1 号楼计算中心二层大厅) To           .
open the account, you are required to present your Student ID to the staffs and
pay a monthly Internet fee. What amount of fees you will pay for internet
access on campus depends on the exact service choices you will make from
different offers:

At present, staff and students of PKU are offered with a Fixed Rate Plan(―包月
制‖in Chinese) for network usage. Before this plan was offered, all the network
users were charged by the amount of network traffic, which might includes
unexpected flow due to hacking activities or system holes. With the Fixed Rate
Plan, users are billed by the amount of time they are logged on to the IP
Gateway of Campus Network, rather than the amount of network traffic they

The Fixed Rate Plan is very flexible. There are 3 types of Fixed Rate Plan:
MT0 Plan, MT1 Plan and MT2 Plan. Users may join the plan at any time
(effective immediately) and cancel it or change from one type of Fixed Rate
Plan to another at any time ( effective the next month if the monthly plan fee
has been deducted; effective immediately if the monthly plan fee has not been

At present, the time-based Fixed Rate Plan and traffic-based billing plan are
both available for Campus Network users.

 How to Apply?

You should create a Campus Network Account in Computer Center first. Then
you may apply for the Fixed Rate Plan online by visiting the IT Service portal
(http://its.pku.edu.cn ) and selecting Login. After successfully logging in, click
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the link ―修改连网权限‖, and then choose your desired type of Fixed Rate Plan
(see below). The System will automatically deduct corresponding fee from
your account according to the date you apply for the Fixed Rate Plan.

 Notes:
1.You may cancel the Fixed Rate Plan or change the type of the Fixed Rate
  Plan at any time by the steps described above, but if the monthly plan fee
  has been deducted, the change you have made only takes effect in the
  following month.
2.If you cancel the Fixed Rate Plan, you will be billed by the amount of
  network traffic you generate.
3.Any user who chooses Fixed Rate Plan still has to pay Basic Monthly Fee.
4.The billing system starts counting your network usage time when you log
  onto the IP Gateway with the option―收费‖, and ends counting when you log

 Fixed Rate Plan Detail:
1. There are 3 types of Fixed Rate Plan:
  (1)MT0 Plan: Unlimited network usage time, ¥90 per month
  (2)MT1 Plan: 80 hours, ¥30 per month ( The billing system starts
        counting your network usage time when you log onto the IP Gateway
        with the option ―收费‖, and ends counting when you log out. It does
        NOT count your network usage time when you log onto the IP
        Gateway with the option ―免费‖)
  (3)MT2 Plan: 160 hours,¥50 per month (The billing system starts
        counting your network usage time when you log onto the IP Gateway
        with the option "收费" , and ends counting when you log out. It does
        NOT count your network usage time when you log onto the IP
        Gateway with the option ―免费‖)
2.Statement period starts from the first day to the last day of each month.
3.Dial-up users and users who do not access internet from within Campus
  Network do not choose Fixed Rate Plan. The billing system starts counting
  your network usage time when you log onto the IP Gateway with the option
  ―收费‖, and ends counting when you log out. If you apply for the Fixed Rate
  Plan on or before the 20th day of the month, you will be charged for a full
  monthly plan fee. If you apply for the plan on or after the 21 st day of the
  month, a half monthly plan fee will be charged. The monthly plan fee is
  NOT refundable after being deducted from your account. Your change of
  the type of the Fixed Rate Plan takes effect the following month.
4.If you choose MT1 plan or MT2 plan, ¥1 will be charged for each extra
  hour beyond the limit. The billing system does NOT start counting your

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  network usage time when you log onto the IP Gateway WITH the option ―免
  费‖, and only starts counting when you log onto the IP Gateway with the
  option ―收费‖ .
5. If you change the type of the Fixed Rate Plan, your change takes effect the
  following month. You can log on to IT Service portal (http://its.pku.edu.cn ),
  click the link ―修改连网权限‖ to change the type of the Fixed Rate Plan.
  Kindly note: If your account is locked and there is enough money on your
  account, you are still able to change the type of the Fixed Rate Plan
6.If you do not cancel the Fixed Rate Plan or lock your account, the billing
  system will assume you continue using the Fixed Rate Plan when doing
  monthly settlement, and deduct the corresponding monthly plan fee on the
  first day of each month.
7.If you are still connected to the IP Gateway after your successful setup of
  your Fixed Rate Plan, please disconnect from the IP Gateway immediately
  and log back on to activate your new plan. Otherwise, your existing network
  usage session will be billed by the amount of your network traffic, which
  might lead to a lot of network traffic fee.

 How to Visit the IT Service Portal
Visit the website:http://its.pku.edu.cn. Enter your user name (Your Campus
Network ID) and your password.

 How to Save Your Account Money?
If you are sure you will not use the Campus Network for a long time, such as in
summer/winter vacation or on a long trip, you can save your Basic Monthly Fee
and your monthly plan fee by locking your account. When your account is
locked, you can still normally use your email ending with @pku.edu.cn.
Way of locking your account: Log on to IT Service portal (http://its.pku.edu.cn ),
select ―修改连网权限‖ , then choose ―我想封锁自己的帐号‖.
Please note that after you lock your account, Basic Monthly Fee or monthly
plan fee will NOT be deducted in the following month.

 Way of Unlocking Your Account:
1. Log on to IT Service portal (http://its.pku.edu.cn ), select ―修改连网权限‖,
   then choose ― 我 想 封 锁 自 己 的 帐 号 ‖. You are required to enter your
   secondary password.
2. Go to Computer Center with your valid certificate.

 Notes:
1. When you unlock your account, the billing system will automatically deduct
   your Basic Monthly Fee and your monthly plan fee according to the date.

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2. If you do not choose to lock your account, your Basic Monthly Fee and your
   monthly plan fee that have been automatically deducted by the billing
   system are NOT refundable.

 Technical Support
Hotline service:62751023
E-Mail: netinfo@pku.edu.cn
Place to Recharge Your Account: Office for User Account Management. The
2nd floor, Computer Center, No 1 Science Building
Please Note: The Office for User Account Management will be closed for
account collation on the first Monday morning of each month.

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J. Extracurricular Activities, Societies

PKU has been famous for its student activities ever since the time of its
foundation. There are more than two hundred student-organized associations,
and a range of student activities running year around, which satisfy the
different demands of local as well as international students. Through these
activities, students cultivate their interpersonal friendship, creativity and

Every year, there are several carefully designed festivals and activities. Some
of them are annual, such as New Year‘s Eve Celebration, or the International
Cultural Festival. Others may be the result of the university encouraging
students to follow current trends or explore new activities; the Singing
Competition for Foreign Students is one of such new events.

In this way, students at PKU not only receive a comprehensive and prestigious
academic education, but also experience a balanced life, consisting of a
vibrant array of student organizations and activities, leadership development
opportunities, international programs and athletic competitions.

   Activities

Each year, hundreds of academic seminars and lectures are offered to
students. Representative student activities include International Culture
Festivals, PKU Top Ten Singers, New Year Eve Celebration, Chorus
Competition, Freshman Art Performance, and Challenge Cup Academic
Competition, and so on.

     International Cultural Festivals

The International Cultural Festival is held every October. It is a grand event in
the history of PKU's cultural exchange, a brilliant exhibition of a multi-ethnic
global vision, and on this vivid stage it will be set by the international students
of Peking University. On the appointed day, representatives from various
embassies, university heads, and student representatives from home and
abroad are invited to participate in a grand opening ceremony. International
students will be representatives of their own countries, using their intuition and
creativity to organize their country's booth.

     PKU Top Ten Singers

The ―PKU Top Ten Singers‖ annual contest always gains the hottest attention
around the campus. After three rounds of competition, more than twenty

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contestants will meet in the competition finals.

Every year, a large number of songs written by students appear on the stage.
In this competition, the charm, passion, creativity and talent of PKU students
are demonstrated in full to their peers.

     Beida Cup Athletic Championships

Every year, the PKU Student Union holds the Beida Cup Athletic
Championships, which includes sports such as football, basketball, volleyball,
etc. This event is a great opportunity for students from different departments
compete with each other. It receives great attention from students, and
promotes the athletic spirit on campus quite considerably.

   Student Associations

Having the ability to engage in multiple interests and find friends who are not
only similarly engaged, but also exceptionally talented in those areas, is one of
the values of Peking‘s diversity. Up till now, there are a total of more than 200
students' societies of 8 categories (see below). Each offers its own a variety of
programs, services, and opportunities to its members and to its communities.
Among them, some are very attractive, such as Mountaineering Association(山
鹰社), Loving Heart Club(爱心社), Students‘ International Communication
Association(学生国际交流协会), AIMUN-Asian International Model UN(北京大
学国际模拟联合国大会),Chinese Martial Arts(武术协会),Long Zhong Society
(隆中社)     ,Flute & Xiao society(笛箫学社),Sunshine Volunteers Association(阳
光志愿者协会), Students Practice Advance Association (学生实践促进协
会),Cycling Association(自行车协会),Football Association(足球协会),
Clothing and Cultural Exchange Association  (服饰文化交流协会) Tea Club(茶
学 社 ), Vegetarian Culture Association( 素 食 文 化 协 会 ) , Cinema & TV
Association(影视协会)    ,The Amateurs‘ Club of Peking Opera & Kunqu (京剧
昆曲爱好者协会),The Youth Amateurs‘ Society of Photography(摄影爱好者协
会) ,Student League of Red Cross Societies(学生红十字会),PKU Greenlife

8 categories of the Societies

Academic/ Scientific Creativity (81)
Culture / Art (52)
Physical Exercise/Recreation (45)
Cooperation & Exchange (27)
Community Service (19)

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Regional Culture (16)
Career-Related/Pre-Professional (10)
Political Theory (8)

    Introduction to some of the popular student organizations:

PKU Mountaineering Association (PUMA)

PUMA was founded in the year 1989, and has henceforth enjoyed great fame
around campus. Mountain climbing, which combines natural exploration and
scientific investigation, strives to exploit the rich, mountainous resources of the
land. In the summertime, social practice teams are organized to go to the
border areas of the country, render services to the local people and harvest
first-hand knowledge of their lifestyles at the same time.

Students’ International Communication Association (SICA)

Since its establishment in 1997, SICA was closely involved in the international
exchange of Peking University, including the reception and interview of
distinguished guests to Peking University, such as heads of foreign states,
ambassadors, university presidents, social and commercial celebrities, etc.

SICA has developed into a friendly interface for student exchange by
organizing various international forums and festivals inviting participation from
Chinese and international students both from home and abroad. For instance,
some events include the JING Forum with University of Tokyo, the
Beida-Harvard Exchange Camp, The Peking Globalist with Yale University,
PKU Model United Nations Association (PKUMUN)

PKUMUN is a student-run organization founded in 2001. It is the first
established MUN program in Chinese Mainland. Every year, PKUMUN sends
around 80 top students to participate in various MUN conferences both within
China and around the world, including the Harvard World MUN, the European
International MUN, and UNA-CHINA MUN. It has successfully held 5 Annual
Peking University Model United Nations Conferences. In co-operation with
UNA-USA, PKUMUN is also spreading this activity among high schools in
China. In 2007, out of more than 160 associations in college, the association
received the Peking University Top 10 Students Association Award.

Loving Heart Club of Peking University

This is the first community service student association in China. They promote
the concept of equality and civil rights; help the disabled and the handicapped,

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and volunteer in the countryside to help the poor. On campus, they distribute
flyers and tips, in addition to reminding their fellow students to have generous
hearts in society.

Note :

 PKU Societies, Clubs, Associations are open to all the students of the
  University. Fore more information about them or their activities, please visit
  PKU BBS website (http://bdwm.net). Besides, Some of them have their
    own website as followings:

    Mountaineering Association (http://www.pumagroup.net/)
    PKU Model United Nations Association (http://www.aimun.org.cn)
    Cycling Association (http://www.chexie.net/)
    Loving Heart Club (http://www.pkuaixin.org/)
    Sunshine Volunteers Association (http://www.isun.org/)
    Literature Society (http://www.phy.pku.edu.cn/xuesheng/weclub)

 As a rule, when a new academic year (or new semester) comes, almost all
    the students‘ societies will recruit new members at Triangle Place ("San
    Jiao Di‖), which is close to The Centennial Memorial Auditorium. If you are
    interested, you may go there and have a look. No matter whether or not
    you are intended to participate, the spectacle is really attractive and

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K. Academic Events

Academic Exchanges at PKU take varied forms, covering a broad range of
academic events. Specifically, these exchanges include symposiums, research
collaboration, and academic exchange visits. From 2001 to 2008, Peking
University sponsored nearly 1,000 symposiums, including over 300
international symposiums. In the PKU splendid academic lecture series,
students can meet and learn from the world‘s greatest minds, political figures,
and social celebrities. The following is several channels for students to find out
about the upcoming schedule of academic events.

1.    At the above mentioned PKU BBS website, there is a column releasing a
     wide variety of updated information of academic weekly programs on (and
     even off) campus. You may visit its webpage by clicking

2. Anther very useful website posting academic Events calendar is the
   so-called ―北大讲座网‖ (http://lecture.pku.edu.cn/lecture/) . It not only brief
   the forthcoming public lectures, but provides video resources of the past
   ones. Those who are interested could download or watch them online.
     For further information, please contact them at: 62757910 or email at

3.    The academy events calendar is also post on campus activities boards. At
     SIS, the Board is located near the main gate on the 1 st floor of Wing-A.

4.    And, don't forget to check out the homepages of the University, as well as
     the other Schools & Departments on campus, they also release some latest
     academic news.


National Library of China also holds attactive lectures & exhibitions series. You
may check its website (http://www.nlc.gov.cn/en/indexen.htm) to find out the
calendar as well as the specific dates and times of the events.

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L. Internship

Internships allow students to gain valuable work experience before graduation.
At Peking University, although there are some internship opportunities offered
regularly by certain institutions or organizations for PKU students, they are
either required being applied by Chinese students only or first, or normally
granted to the last year students who are finding jobs. The chances for a first
year LSE/MIR student (esp. foreign students) of getting these internships are
very few.

However, if you try to search for opportunities outside campus by yourself (as
some students in this programme did before), there are actually much wider
choices and possibilities for you to get a suitable and satisfied internship.

M. Security

Beijing is a safe city and PKU campus is a secure and well-guarded place.
Serious crimes are truly unusual and such crimes against overseas visitors are
actually infrequent. Nevertheless, students are encouraged to take some
safety precautions. Theft and burglary occur much more frequently than other
crimes. Please take good care of your wallet, passport, cards, laptop computer,
mobile phone and other belongings. When you go out, please make sure that
your room or apartment has been locked up. Safe use of gas and electricity is
important as well.

Too many autos are running on Beijing streets. Driving Age has arrived in
China but ―driving civilization‖ not yet. Many or most Chinese drivers are not
used to letting pedestrians go first. Watch out when crossing streets. If you
need to ride a taxi, you should take one which license plate number begins
with 京 BXXXX.

Anyway, in the case of emergency, please make a call for help and report the
incident immediately. Appendix D at the end of this handbook provides some
useful emergency contact numbers both of the city and PKU campus. You can
dial those numbers from any telephones (including public ones) for free.

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Appendix B


                            COURSE OFFERINGS

For the 2010-2011 Academic Year at PKU

                            (Courses Taught in English)
                             December 15th, 2010

I.     Program duration: 2 years, full-time only. First year is spent at Peking
       University, in Beijing. The second year is spent with LSE in London.

II.    Academic credits: total 42 credits to be achieved. Students are required
       to achieve 26 credits while studying at Peking University for the first
       academic year. Students should achieve another 16 credits as they
       continue their study at LSE in the second academic year. The thesis at
       LSE accounts for 4 credits.

III.   About the Courses:

Compulsory Courses /Core Courses (Total 15 credits)

At Peking University:
China‘s Politics and Diplomacy. Instructor Prof. WANG Jisi. (3 credits)
Chinese Language         (4 + 4 credits)
At LSE: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/teaching/LSE-PKU/LSE-PKUmsc.aspx
Crisis Decision-Making in War and Peace. (4 credits)

Restricted Elective Courses: (Total 10 credits)

At PKU (choose 2 out of 3 courses, 6 credits counted)

1. Nontraditional Security Studies. Instructor Prof. ZHA Daojiong. (3 credits)

2. International Security: Theory and Practice. Instructor Prof. ZHU Feng. (3
3. Political Economy of Transition in China. Instructor Prof.WANG Zhengyi. (3
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    At LSE: (choose 1 course, 4 credits counted)

    Non-restricted Elective Courses. (Total 13 credits)

    At PKU: Students may choose 3 courses from the offerings, 3 credits each,
    and total 9 credits counted.

    Courses in English
    N       Course                                             Instructor          Semester    Cred
    o.                                                                                         its
    1       环境外交                Environmental Diplomacy        ZHANG               Spring      3
2           中 国 近 代 对 外 关 系   Foreign    Relations    of LI Yangfan                Fall        3
    2       (1840-1949)       Modern China (1840-1949)
    3       中 国 与 中 东 、 非 洲 关 China’s Relations with the LI Anshan                 Fall        3
            系 .               Middle East and Africa     WANG
    4       当代中美关系              Contemporary China-US          YU Wanli            Spring      3
                                Relations                      WANG Dong
    5       媒体与国际关系             Media and International        FAN Shiming         Fall        3
    6       东亚国际关系              International Relations in     GUI Yongtao         Fall        3

    Courses in Chinese
     序号              课 程 名 称               学分      开课                     任课教师
                                                   学期                     (职称)
        1       当代中国外交研究                    3      第二                   贾庆国 教授
        2       冷战后国际关系的理论与实践               3      第一                   罗艳华 教授
        3       中国周边安全环境研究                  3      第一                   张小明 教授
        4       东北亚问题研究                     3      第二                  于铁军 副教授
        5       民族与民族主义                     3      第一                  王 联 副教授
        6       环境与国际关系研究                   3      第二                   张海滨 教授
        7       亚太地区军备控制研究                  3      第一                  韩 华 副教授
        8       东南亚综合研究                     3      第一                   杨保筠 教授
        9       中亚综合研究                      3      第一                  吴 强 副教授
    10          战后中日关系研究                    3      第二                  李寒梅 副教授
    11          南亚国际关系                      3      第一                  韩 华 副教授

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12     朝鲜半岛历史与文化研究                      3      第二               刘 渤 副教授
13     文化与国际关系                          3      第二                尚会鹏 教授
14     中国外交思想研究                         3      第二                叶自成 教授
15     中国外交决策研究                         3      第二                牛 军 教授
16     地缘政治与中国外交                        3      第一                叶自成 教授

At LSE: Students may choose 1 course, accounts for 4 credits. (4 credits

Degree Thesis:

Students are required to submit 2 theses: one at PKU and one at LSE – with
the guidance from their academic instructors. The thesis submitted to LSE
accounts for 4 credits. The thesis submitted to PKU doesn‘t account for any

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    Master Degree Program in International Relations
    For the 2010-2011 Academic Year at PKU

    1, Academic Duration: 2 years, full time at Peking University.
    2, Credits Required: 31 credits.
    3, Courses taught in English.

    Compulsory Courses for 19 credits:

          Courses       Courses (English Names)    Instructor                     Credits
    1     中 国 的 国 家 与 社 State and Society in 潘维                                   3
          会             China                      PAN Wei
                                                   GUI Yongtao
    2     中 国 对 外 政 策 分 Chinese Foreign Policy     张清敏                            3
          析                                        ZHANG
                                                   WANG Jisi
    3     国 际 安 全 与 中 国 International    Security 朱锋                              3
          国防            and China’s National ZHU Feng
                        Defense                    于铁军
                                                   YU Tiejun
    4     国 际 政 治 经 济 学 International    Political 王正毅                            3
          与中国开放         Economy and China’s WANG
                        Opening                    Zhenyi
    5     非传统安全         Non-traditional Security   查道炯                            3
                                                   ZHA Daojiong
    6     汉语            Chinese as a Second                                       4

    Selective Courses for 12 credits:
    Selective Courses in English

    序     Courses       Courses      (English             Instructor              Credits
    号                   Names)
    1     环境外交          Environmental                     张海滨                     3
                        Diplomacy                         ZHANG Haibin
2          中国近代对外关系 Foreign Relations of                  李扬帆                     3
    2     (1840-1949)   Modern         China              LI Yangfan
    3     中国与中东、    非洲关 China’s    Relations              李 安 山 LI 3
          系             with the Middle East              Anshan
                        and Africa                        王 锁 劳 WANG

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4    当代中美关系               Contemporary          余万里                        3
                          China-US Relations    YU Wanli
                                                WANG Dong
5    媒体与国际关系              Media            and 范士明                         3
                          International         FAN Shiming
6    东亚国际关系               International         张锡镇                        3
                          Relations          in ZHANG Xizhen
                          East-Asia             归泳涛
                                                GUI Yongtao

Selective Courses in Chinese
 序号         课 程 名 称                   学分        开课               任课教师
                                                学期               (职称)
 1      当代中国外交研究                        3       第二              贾庆国 教授
 2      冷战后国际关系的理论与实践                   3       第一              罗艳华 教授
 3      中国周边安全环境研究                      3       第一              张小明 教授
 4      东北亚问题研究                         3       第二              于铁军 副教授
 5      民族与民族主义                         3       第一              王 联 副教授
 6      环境与国际关系研究                       3       第二              张海滨 教授
 7      亚太地区军备控制研究                      3       第一              韩 华 副教授
 8      东南亚综合研究                         3       第一              杨保筠 教授
 9      中亚综合研究                          3       第一              吴 强 副教授
10      战后中日关系研究                        3       第二              李寒梅 副教授
11      南亚国际关系                          3       第一              韩 华 副教授
12      朝鲜半岛历史与文化研究                     3       第二             刘 渤 副教授
13      文化与国际关系                         3       第二              尚会鹏 教授
14      中国外交思想研究                        3       第二              叶自成 教授
15      中国外交决策研究                        3       第二              牛 军 教授
16      地缘政治与中国外交                       3       第一              叶自成 教授

Students are required complete the degree thesis under the guidance from the
instructors. The thesis doesn‘t count any credits.

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Appendix C
Courses Overview

State and Society in China

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce students to key aspects of the politics of
the People's Republic of China. Emphasis will be placed on the changing
political and social conditions in the reform era. The objective of the course is
to help students to gain different perspectives on the relations between state
and society in China. Discussion topics include Chinese political history (1949
to present), government structure, rural and urban reforms, elections, media
politics, rule of law and other emerging issues in current Chinese society.

Chinese Foreign Policy Analysis

     (1) Learn the major theoretical perspectives of foreign policy analysis and
learn to employ them to the study of Chinese foreign policy
     (2) Learn about the history, thrust, and determinants of Chinese foreign
policy since 1949 (while tracing to its historical roots in Session I)
    (2) Attain a deeper understanding of China‘s relations with the world today

The History of Foreign Relations in Modern China(1840-1949)

Course Overview and Objectives

This course deals with the history of foreign relations in China from the late
Qing Dynasty to the establishment of PRC. It aims at broadening students‘
understanding of China‘s modern and even contemporary view of the outside
world. On the basis of a brief introduction to the origin of traditional Chinese
perception of the world, the course focuses on the studies of the major
personalities and events during the great changing era from 1840 to 1949.
Major events in the past, such as the Taiping Rebellion, the Westernization
Movement and the May Fourth Movement, and Major characters, such as
Zeng Guofan, Li Hongzhang, Empress Dowager Ci Xi , Sun Yat-sen and Jiang
Kai-Shek will be selectively and emphatically explored. Two major themes,
nationalism and communism, will serve as organizing threads throughout the

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China-Africa & Middle East Relations

Course Description

As a study of China‘s relations with the outside world, this course will
concentrate on two fields, Africa and Middle East. Beginning with a historical
background, a whole range of topics will provide students with cases, countries
and theme studies. The students are requested to read materials from different
perspectives and should think about questions related to the subject. What are
the historically contextualized relations? How did the relations evolve within
the international climate during different periods, especially in the current
situation? What are the benefits and setbacks? Why should the geopolitical
and geoeconomic relations make an impact on the existing international order?
The course tries to explore these questions with discussions after the lecture.

Media and International Relations

Course Objectives:
To understand media as social and political power
To find out forces shaping media coverage
To interpret government—media interactions
To know international news making and flow
To evaluate Chinese and western media‘s coverage of international affairs

International Relations in East Asia

Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to key aspects of East Asian
International relations. The goal of the course is to help students to gain
different perspectives on the political, economic and cultural dynamics of the
region. Discussion topics include the China-US-Japan trilateral relations,
ASEAN and regional integration, nationalism and historical reconciliation,
territorial disputes, North Korea issue, Taiwan issue, and other emerging
issues in current international affairs of the region.

International Security and China’s National Defense

Course Description

With the rise of China, China‘s national defense policy is drawing more and

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more attention world widely. This course offers a graduate-level introductory
overview of International Security and China‘s National Defense. The seminar
explores some main concepts and theories in the field of security studies, and
then applies them to the case of China‘s national defense issue, trying to
understand the substance and process of China‘s national security policy.

Non-Traditional Security

Course Description

This course examines non-traditional security issues in contemporary China‘s
international relations. There can be no easy consensus, within or outside
China, on what constitutes an exhaustive list of such issues. Inclusion of the
course content is meant to highlight those issues that transcend domestic and
international policy choices China faces. Of lesser concern is whether or not a
particular issue area does qualify as one that arises to the level of ‗national
security‘ in China, today or in the future.

Environmental Diplomacy

  This course introduces the evolution of environmental issues and
environmental diplomacy in
  world politics in an era of globalization. It focuses on international conflicts
and cooperation in the field of environment and the environmental challenges
facing China and China‘s response.

Contemporary U.S.-China Relations

The course pays attention to the application of different international relations
theories to the problems under study. It aims to acquaint students with
knowledge of U.S.-China relations in historical and contemporary perspectives
and train them with an analytical understanding of the dynamics of U.S.-China

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Appendix B
Useful Contact Numbers (SIS)

Prof. WANG Jisi
Dean of SIS
Office: Room A101
Phone: 62752992
E-mail: wangjisi@yahoo.com

Prof. Fan Shiming
Vice Dean in Charge of International Program
Office: Room A214
Phone: 62755456
E-mail: fansm@pku.edu.cn

Prof. Niu Jun
Director of PKU-LSE program at SIS
Office: B114
Email: niujunpku@gmail.com

Prof. Qian Xuemei
Director of MIR Program
Office: Room A319
Phone: 62751947
E-mail: qianxuemei@pku.edu.cn

Dr. Dong Zhaohua
Class Director of PKU-LSE Program at SIS
Office: Room B309
Phone: 62753326/13810390098
Email: dongzhaohua@pku.edu.cn

Miss Ling Cui
Class Director of MIR Program
Office: Room B101
Phone: 62765951/15110290689
E-mail: cuil@pku.edu.cn

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Graduate Administrative Office
Room Number: A118
Contact: Ms. Cao Liwei
Phone: 62751636

Office for International Programs
Room Number: B101
Contact: Mr. Zhang Chunping
Phone: 62765111

General Administrative Office
Room Number: A106
Contact: Mr. Pan Jingchu & Ms. Qu Yiming
Phone: 62751634; 62760760


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