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Summer School on China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality?

Iran’s nuclear program, North Korea, global warming, the world financial crisis, America’s budget deficit, Taiwan, oil prices and efforts to eradicate piracy near Somalia – what do all these issues have in common? The answer is that, to a lesser or greater extent, China is involved. Whether one likes it or not, the People’s Republic of China is becoming an economic and political powerhouse and the world’s second most powerful country after the United States. At the same time there are a lot of misconceptions and confusion about the real nature of Beijing’s political and economic system. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in finding out what the real China is and where it is headed in the near future, SCHOLA EMPIRICA is pleased to invite you to the Summer School on China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?

Do you sometimes wonder whether China is still a communist country or whether it has become a capitalist authoritarian state?

Would you like to analyze China’s economic developments to find out whether Beijing can sustain its enviable economic growth and soon surpass the U.S. economy?

Are you interested in discussing the various domestic and international challenges that may prevent China from becoming an important player on the world stage? Would you like to spend a week in one of Europe’s most admired cities, combining summer holidays with a challenging academic and networking environment?

If so, then this summer program is the right choice for you!

Apply now! Applications are reviewed on rolling basis.

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„I really want to thank you for all the work you did this summer; this one week was the shortest, but really unforgettable for me. I met so many amazing people from all over the world. And the program and all the lecturers were so interesting. Thanks to all the staff for being so generous and also for the perfect organization. I’m very grateful for such an amazing experience. Keep going, best wishes to you.“
(Ekaterine Arabidze, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia)