CHINESE WORLDS - International Summer School

Program code

Program Duration
14 days

26 Aug - 6 Sep 2019


900 Euro

CHINESE WORLDS - International Summer School at Hangzhou


China enshrines different “Worlds”. It is one of the most important economies in the world and faces the challenges of the future with strength and competitiveness without fearing changes. Nevertheless, China maintains its precious traditions and draws energy and inspiration from its millennial culture. With 56 ethnic groups and some of the world’s oldest philosophy, China is yet to be discovered and has a lot to offer to international students looking forward to a rewarding experience. The Chinese Worlds Program (CWP) at HNU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines China Studies and Chinese Culture courses and attendance to workshops of Chinese martial arts and calligraphy, with visits to museums, cultural and historical heritage sites, urban and rural development projects, and enterprises. Brighten up your summer and join us for a unique summer school Program in China!


Founded as a teacher training school in 1908, Hangzhou Normal University has a history of over 100 years, which has bestowed the institution with a glorious tradition of producing first-rate teachers and educators at different levels for the whole Chinese nation. Through a century’s development, the University has now become a comprehensive institution of higher education with a full spectrum of disciplines, covering such areas as arts and sciences, humanities, education, music, engineering, information technology, business, law, medicine and nursing


  • Chinese History
  • Chinese Economy
  • Chinese Art and Literature
  • Liangzhu Culture
  • Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism
  • China Legal and Political System (explaining also guanxi)
  • Chinese Urbanization
  • China Rural-Urban Migration

The Program Includes Also:

  • Visits to Chinese enterprises
  • Visit to Hangzhou historical centre (Lingyin Temple, West Lake and Longjing Tea plantations, Art Academy)
  • Visit to Xixi Wetland Park and Real estate development project
  • Visit to Hangzhou CBD and Qiantan River
  • Field Trip to Shanghai (2 days), including lectures on Large-scale urban regeneration projects (at Shanghai University) and guided tour to Shanghai Shikumen, Bund and Concessions and urban development projects
  • Field Trip to Xuling ancient village @Sunshine Ecovillage Network (3 days), including lectures on: Chinese Traditional Medicine, Tourism and the rural revitalization strategy and workshops (e.g. Chinese Taijiquan, Chinese Tea culture, Chinese Food culture, Chinese calligraphy)
  • Chinese traditional music concert


All activities of the Summer School are in English;

Target Audience

The Summer School is aimed for international students, who desire discover China

Course Director

Patrizia Farina and Valentina Anzoise


Hangzhou, Shanghai (CHINA)

Requested Documents to be uploaded in the application form

CV and Passport/ID card/ Motivation Letter

Deadline to apply

20th May 2019

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