May 23, 2020


Applications open for the online edition of the TOChina Summer School (June 22 - July 3, 2020)


The 14th edition of the TOChina Summer School will be held from Monday June 22 to Friday July 3, 2020.

Owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, this edition of the Summer School will be held entirely online on the CISCO Webex platform.

The aim of the School is to work at the intersection between China’s long-term structural transformations in socio-political, economic and cultural terms, and those particularly salient trends that are currently informing international debates on China. Moreover, the two final days of the School will be dedicated to the ChinaMed research agenda with scholars from our partner institutions.

ChinaMed Day 1 - July 2, 2020

  • Ori SELA (Tel Aviv University): "Sino-Israeli Relations From 1949 to Tomorrow"
  • Brandon FRIEDMAN (Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University): "How Does the Changing Nature of US-China Relations Affect Middle Eastern Politics? An Israeli Perspective"

ChinaMed Day 2 - July 3, 2020

  • Mohammed AL-SUDAIRI (King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies): "China's Soft Power in the Arab World: From Past to Present"
  • Mohsen SHARIATINIA (Shahid Beheshti University): "Iran's China Policy after COVID-19"

To ensure the pluralism of disciplinary and intellectual perspectives presented throughout the course, TOChina Summer School faculty members are academics and policy experts from a variety of fields, including Economics, Economic History, International Relations, International Political Economy, Political Philosophy and Culture, Political Science, and Sociology.

Activities – including lectures, seminars, round tables, and extensive Q&A sessions – run Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 5.30 pm CET.

The TOChina Summer School is suitable not only for participants wishing to study the domestic aspects of China’s politics, but also for those who intend to explore the rapidly evolving dynamics of Asian and global geopolitics and economics. For those looking for insights into future career options, the TOChina Summer School offers a unique opportunity to engage in lively debates with senior scholars who are often in charge of PhD programs in their country, and affiliated to a variety of organizations. The informal sessions participants join to acquire greater knowledge of the work of TOChina faculty members are a trademark of TOChina’s hands-on approach to the study of contemporary China.

Program of the 2020 TOChina Summer School

Click here to learn more about the program, fees, and scholarships.

With the support of
Published with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation pursuant to art. 23-bis of Presidential Decree 18/1967. The views expressed in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy