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Dartmouth Engineer Named Yenching Academy Scholar

Jun 07, 2022   |   Dartmouth News

Kimberly Tan '22 has been offered acceptance into a one-year interdisciplinary China studies master's program in Beijing, beginning this fall at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

Kimberly Tan

As a Yenching scholar, she will design her own thesis project, choosing from what the Yenching website describes as "a wide range of electives offered by the Academy and other Peking University schools and departments."

Tan, who is from Singapore, is an engineering sciences and philosophy major modified with Asian studies. "I've grown up at the crossroads of East Asia and the West; Singapore has Confucian values and a really big Chinese influence. But I also lived in Australia for a number of years, and my family moved to the DC area when I was in high school. So I've always been fascinated by different cultures and different values."

"I'm interested in learning not just about Western philosophy but about the history of intellectual thought and culture and how that was shaped in China."

Kimberly Tan '22

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