With the growing presence of the “China country system” in all sectors of the national economic, social, cultural and academic life, it was considered useful to promote a University Center that can deepen the above issues in an interdisciplinary way and be able to count on a team of teachers and researchers of the University sufficiently large to interact with other universities at national and European level also in view of joint participation in Italian, European, international research projects or in PNRR funds.
Thus, Roma Tre University has established its Interdepartmental Center for Studies and Documentation on China and East Asia (it. Centro interdipartimentale di studi e documentazione sulla Cina e sull’Asia Orientale).
The Center is promoted by the Center for Studies and Documentation on China, by the Department of Political Science (Altiero Spinelli Center of Excellence), by the Department of Architecture (Sino-Italian Center Fuzhou University-Roma Tre), and by the Chinese Language chairs of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
The mission of the Center is:
- to give further impulse to the didactic, scientific and documentary activities carried out in the last twenty years within the University
- to welcome further adhesions by addressing itself to all the professors of Roma TRE but also to Italian and foreign scholars interested in the research activities proposed by the Center.
- to disseminate knowledge acquired on China and other countries of the so-called Confucian pole in favor, first of all, of the students of the University, through workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, publications and acquisition of a bibliographic fund.
For the next three years, the activity of the Center will focus on thematic areas divided into four macro-sectors:
- Politics and Law (with five sub-sectors dedicated respectively to: foreign affairs and international cooperation, EU-China relations, Belt and Road Initiative, domestic policy, Japan and other East Asian countries)
- Ecological Transition
- Language and Culture
On March 7, 2022, the professors who signed the proposal to establish the Center unanimously elected as members of the Board of the Center, Camillo Nuti (Architecture), Leopoldo Nuti (Political Science), Chiara Romagnoli (Languages) and as the first Director, Federico Roberto Antonelli (Political Science). Chiara Romagnoli has been appointed Deputy Director. The Center has its administrative offices in the Department of Political Sciences.
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