Summer Course China and East Asia: identifying challenges and scoping the future


China and East Asia are among regional areas of research in the Centre for International Studies. In order to conciliate the scientific and pedagogic approaches and to go deeper and further into the knowledge about this area of studies, we propose the establishment of this new curricular unit as a summer or winter course for students of the Master of International Studies, other ISCTE students and individuals who want to understand better these regions.

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The course is aimed at university students, diplomats, the military, businesspersons, and professionals interested in contemporary political, social and economic situation in China and East Asia.


Virgínia Trigo (BRU-IUL)
Nelson António (BRU-IUL)
Cátia Miriam Costa (CEI-IUL)

Equipa Docente

Nelson António (BRU-IUL)
Cátia Miriam Costa (CEI-IUL)


In this course students are expected to understand the evolution and contemporary political, economic and societal situation of China and East Asia. The learning experience is geared towards developing the skills needed to comprehend the specificity of these regions and engage in the dynamics of contemporary international relations, characterized by globalization, the emergence of new players, especially in the areas of economy, science, technology, culture and society. At the end of this course students will be able to understand and frame the specificities of China and East Asia at the internal and international level (regional and global frames).

I - Introduction to the reality of China and East Asia;
II - China and East Asia Economies: Structure and long term strategies;
III - Science, Technology and Systems of Innovation;
IV - Doing Business with, in and among East Asian players;
V - Portugal and East Asia (historical  perspective)VI - Security and balance of power in East Asia;
VII - Hub cities and networking;
VIII - Living and working in China;
IX - East Asia societies and cultures.

Data de realização

Courses Dates:
10 - 14 july 2017


06pm -  10.30pm


Applications FEE- 25,00€
Registrations FEE- 10,00€

Tuition FEE
100,00€ (50,00€ Student ISCTE-IUL)


Aplications /Registrations Online
23 de may a 03 de july 2017

More Informations:
IPPS-IUL – Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais
Av. das Forças Armadas, Building I, office 1W7, 1649-026 Lisboa
Hours: 2nd to 6th Friday, between 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 19:00
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