China Issues 2023 – Sixth edition of the course on Contemporary China is back

Course details

The course “China Issues”, of 2 credits, addressed to the students of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, kicked off in Pisa last month and it will last until the end of May. It includes 11 meetings of 2 hours each. The frequency and the reading material, sent to the participants, are mandatory. 

This year the course has been enriched by two special publications, shared with the students: 

  • The first is the collection of all the interviews with the lecturers hosted in of the previous years, published on Professor’s Di Minin’s blog “Fuoriclasse” and made by me and Filippo Fasulo since 2018
  • The second is a collection of interviews with Italian Managers operating in China, made by me and Marco Bonaglia over the past three years. 

1 – Introduction to the course and main directive of Contemporary China

Time and place: February 13th, 14.00-16.00 – Aula magna storica, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa 


Prof. Alberto Di Minin

Filippo Fasulo

2 – Italian diplomacy in China and the role of the Italian Cultural Institute in China

Time and place: February 20th, 14.00-16.00 (Aula 5 – sede centrale)

Speaker – Federico Roberto Antonelli

Director of the Institute of Italian Culture in China, Beijing

Professor at Università di Roma Tre

3 – The scientific relations between Italy and China

Time and Place: February 27th,14.00-16.00  (Aula 10 – sede centrale)

Speaker – Alessandra Guidi

4 – Academic cooperation between Pisa and Chongqing: the experience of the Galilei Institute

Time and Place: March 6th, 14.00-16.00 (Aula 6 – sede centrale)

Speaker Marco Bonaglia Executive Director  Galileo Galilei Italian Institute

5 – Innovation and sustainability in China

Time and Place – March 20th, 14.00-16.00, (Aula 5 – sede centrale)

Francesca Spigarelli

Director of “China Center”

Professor at Università di Macerata

6 – The Turin Polytechnic experience in China

Time and Place – March 27th, 14.00-16.00, (Aula 6 – sede centrale)

Michele Bonino

Architect and Professor at Politecnico di Torino

Vice-Rector for China and Asian countries relations

7 – Commercial relations between China and Europe

Time and Place – April 17th, 14.00-16.00, (Aula 6 – sede centrale)

Massimo Bagnasco

Vice-President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China

8 – Commercial relations between Italy and China

Time and Place – May 8th, 14.00-16.00, (Aula 6 – sede centrale)

Paolo Bazzoni

President of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce

9 – The research center GLORAD

Time and Place May 15th , 14.00-16.00m, (Aula 6 – sede centrale)

Max von Zedtwitz

Managing Director of the Research Center for Global R&D and Innovation – Copenhagen Business School

10 – Technological cooperation between Sant’Anna and China

Time and Place – May 22nd, 14.00-16.00, (Aula 6 – sede centrale)

Antonio Frisoli

Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Nicola Vitiello

Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

11 – The Chinese perspective on research and innovation internationalization

Time and Place – May 29th, 14.00-16.00, (Aula 10 – sede centrale)

Yang Lin

Professor at Nankai University, Tianjin

Liu Xing

Professor at Chongqing University

To be thanked for the precious collaboration, the assistant:

Fabiana Rita De Carlo