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Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna CHINA FOCUS - Issues on China: Innovation, Society and Culture
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

CHINA FOCUS - Issues on China: Innovation, Society and Culture

Pisa, Italy

5 Days


Full time

02 Apr 2025

05 May 2025

EUR 200 *


* from EUR 200 to EUR 1000 according to the applicant's annual income


The Seasonal School "Issues on China: Innovation, Society and Culture" is an intensive program held from May 5 to May 9, 2025, in Pisa, organized by the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. It critically analyses economic, social, political, and legal aspects of modern China through cutting-edge research. The interdisciplinary event focuses on engaging with China's people, countries, and systems, exploring Chinese innovation, geopolitical issues, and legal systems. Chinese language lessons are provided. The program addresses China's assertive role in the international order, offering European and Italian scholars’ insights into its evolution, challenges, and contradictions. Dedicated to the late Filippo Nicosia, former Consul General of Italy in Chongqing, the Seasonal School aims to provide comprehensive learning objectives, fostering critical analysis, interdisciplinary understanding, language engagement, pluralism of perspectives, global role analysis, evaluation skills, cultural understanding, and insight into contradictions.

Teaching methodologies

China Focus utilizes various teaching methodologies to enhance participants' understanding of China:

  • Lectures: Led by experts, providing foundational knowledge on China's innovation, society, and culture
  • Interactive Sessions: Dynamic engagement through discussions, questions, and collaborative activities
  • Case Studies: Analysis of real-world Chinese cases, fostering critical thinking and application of theoretical concepts
  • Workshops: Hands-on sessions for deepening understanding through group activities and discussions
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches: Integration of insights from economics, sociology, politics, and law for a holistic understanding
  • Guest Speakers: Experts with direct China experience share perspectives and practical insights
  • Language Classes: Chinese language lessons by native speakers to improve communication and cultural understanding
  • Cultural Activities: Integration of performances, exhibitions, and traditional events to enhance cultural awareness.


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