In June 2018, 51 PhD candidates
, graduate students
, young scholars and professionals
gathered in Torino for the 12th
edition of the TOChina Summer School: two high-powered weeks of advanced training in the politics
, political economy
and foreign policy
of contemporary China
A blog post on The China Story
captures the essence of the program, where emerging China hands and China-literate practitioners from Australia, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Pakistan, Romania, the UK, and the USA were welcomed to one of Italy’s most dynamic cities, being exposed to valuable insights and cutting-edge research agendas by some of the world’s most accomplished scholars on contemporary China.
edition of the School will run in Torino from Tuesday June 25 to Friday July 5, 2019.
As ever with TOChina activities, the aim 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
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.
In-class activities – including lectures, seminars, round tables, and extensive Q&A sessions
– run Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
. The TOChina Summer School is held at the “Luigi Einaudi” Campus of the University of Torino (described as one the world’s “10 most spectacular university buildings
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.
Details of the program are available on this website, with information being updated weekly. Applications will be accepted starting on Monday February 25th
, until Sunday June 2nd
. Applications will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis.Several scholarships covering tuition fees, accommodation, and meals are available
. Please check the eligibility criteria for Freetorino scholarships
To apply for the TOChina Summer School, please fill the online application form: