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    Schola Empirica: China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?

    Schola Empirica: China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: Czech Republic
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Economics, Politics and Diplomacy, Chinese
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Career Clusters: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Iran’s nuclear program, North Korea, global warming, the world financial crisis, America’s budget deficit, Taiwan, oil prices, 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.

    Start your best summer in Europe with Prague Summer Schools. Prague Summer Schools are weeklong academic programs, organized annually by SCHOLA EMPIRICA, a Prague-based NGO. Apply until 10 of February and get 50 EUR OFF.

    The summer school on “China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?” will deal with a highly complex puzzle, which includes Chinese domestic politics, its economy, Beijing’s foreign policy and position in the current world order. The main aim of the program is therefore to explore, examine and understand how these phenomena relate to and influence each other.

    Upon finishing the program, the students will ideally have gained a clearer picture of China’s capabilities as well as weaknesses and should understand the Beijing consensus, where the People`s Republic of China is headed and what China’s superpower ambitions will mean for other states, in both a short-term and long-term perspective.

    Many students participating in our program counted our summer schools towards their degrees, usually receiving 3-4 ECTS.  Students who wish to receive credits for attending a summer school needs to negotiate the amount of credits with their home university. We can provide those who are interested with a confirmation of completion of the program.

    Program fee:

    The program fee for Early Bird applications (February 10, 2023): 840 EUR

    The program fee for students who submit their applications after February 10, 2023: 890 EUR

    The fee includes: 

    Tuition and reading materials;Student’s handbook;Maps and public transports tickets;Accommodation for one week and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner, plus coffee breaks);Site visits and cultural and special events.

    Students are responsible for their own travel costs, lunches and other personal expenses.