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12 Mar 2021 - 15:00
Introduction to China’s Diplomacy: “China’s foreign policy in the New Era”

Patricio Giusto, Visiting Professor at Zhejiang Universit and Associate Professor and Researcher at Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, offered a new course "China's Foreign Policy in the New Era" in China Studies of Zhejiang University in March 2021.

Patricio Giusto is a PhD candidate in International Studies of Di Tella University, a master of China Studies with the YES China Program of Zhejiang University and a master in Public Policies of Latin American Social Sciences Institute in Argentina. He is also an Executive Director of the Observatory on China-Argentina Relations, a member of the Council on International Relations of Argentina, a political advisor at the National Senate of Argentina and a regular contributor to international and local media.

Patricio Giusto introduced China’s foreign policy from 1949 to 1989 to the students in the first class, which included the changes of Chinese foreign policy tendencies between China and the United States, the Soviet Union and other countries since the founding of the People’s Republic of China.


This course will also involve China’s foreign policy from 1989 to 2013, core ideas and objectives of Xi Jinping’s foreign policy in light of the “two centenary goals”, and the development of Sino-US diplomatic relations. 

At the end of this course, students will be required to write a short essay to deepen their understanding of China’s foreign policy by personally analyzing a field of current cooperation between China and their countries after learning the knowledge of China’s diplomatic history.


2 Mar 2021 - 12:00
Interview with Robert Wilson-Winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics

Robert Wilson, winner of 2020 Nobel Prize in economics and famous expert in game theory B. He Lianzhen, vice president of Zhejiang University, delivered a speech on behalf of Zhejiang University. Ben Shenglin, Dean of the school of international business of Zhejiang University, and Zhang Zhizhou, vice president of Zhejiang Euramerican Association and CEO of Dunhe Asset Management Co., Ltd. participated in the topic discussion at Kanglu, the site of Zhejiang Euramerican Association. Assistant Professor Chen Hongyi, director of master of finance of Zhejiang University International Business School, presided over the activity.


This interview was conducted in English. Professor Robert Wilson shared his views on the improvement of auction theory and innovation of auction form based on his excellent academic attainments in game theory. Ben Shenglin, Dean of the school of international business of Zhejiang University, and Zhang Zhizhou, vice president of Zhejiang European and American Students Association, interact with Robert Wilson online around their current situation in economic, financial and other fields. In the Q & a session, Shao Hui, assistant professor of International Business School of Zhejiang University, and Professor representatives of School of management also asked questions one after another. The online and offline audience and guests had a warm interaction and an active atmosphere.

27 Jan 2021 - 13:45
MCS 2021 Admission Over View

    The Master of China Studies is a MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China’s political, economic, historical, and societal context. Its interdisciplinary curriculum allows you to work analytical and gain an in-depth understanding of China. Zhejiang University Business School (ZIBS), partnering with the Institute of China Studies infuses business trends into the long-standing China Studies program.



    Starting from 2021, preserving the original track of Chinese Culture and Society (CCS), a new track as Chinese Business Studies (CBS) will be introduced within China Studies Program. The aim of CBS is to cultivate China’s business expertise with global perspective and intercultural competence through a solid theoretical foundation and excellent business experience. The interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to work analytically, and to gain an in-depth understanding of China.






CBS Features



Program Format

2-year’s Master program






    Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health with no infectious disease or any physical or mental diseases that may affect the normal study, have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 40 (Age limit is flexible for healthy applicants with certain work experience and high academic ability).


2.Application Duration

    From now on to Mar.31, 2021



 Fees and Finance Aid



Tuition & Fee




8,000/10 months


Medical Insurance



Application Fee

800 yuan




    In the immense seek of young talented students all across the globe, Zhejiang University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for international students to pursue their degree in the Master of China Studies Program.

    • Zhejiang University Scholarship Type A

    • Zhejiang University Scholarship Type B

    • Chinese Government Scholarship Sino-U.S elations Program

    • MOFCOM Scholarship


Students Activities






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More information 

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Contact:Tianlun Xu


Tel: +86 571 87572711



6 Jan 2020 - 13:15
University of Turin Thesis Defense

On November 29, 2019, master’s thesis defense was held at the University of Turin in Italy for Italian students of the Zhejiang University China Studies Center’s “To China” master’s degree program. Zhang Xingkui, the main academic instructor of the China Studies Center, along with Professor Andornino Giovanni, Professor Gabusi Giusappei, and other faculty members of the University of Turin, served as expert reviewers for the Master of China Studies students.


24 students participated in the master’s thesis defense and reported on their academic research. After providing a brief overview of their theses to the defense committee and mentors, the students reported on their research goals, process, and results. Each student conducted a survey as part of their research and utilized data analysis to support their research results.

The thesis topics of the defending students covered a wide range of topics and current events, including the differences between Chinese and Italian wine culture, the beautiful countryside of Zhejiang, and the China dream’s influence on China’s economy and on western economies. Each student was well-prepared and responded effectively to the defense committee’s questions. After a comprehensive review by the defense committee, all students passed their defenses.


The University of Turin “To China” program is a master’s program hosted by the China Studies Center of Zhejiang University. Each year, a group of outstanding Italian students spend a year studying and living in China at Zhejiang University before returning to Italy to continue their studies. The class of 2019 students stated that the China Studies program not only deepened their understanding of China but also gave them the opportunity to explore and adapt to the cultural differences between China and the West. The students also found that being able to conduct in-depth research and ground-level investigation helped them to understand their research subjects more thoroughly and to develop a more three-dimensional understanding of the dynamic trends affecting China and the world. The students will continue their studies after their thesis defenses, and their accomplishments will propel them to bright futures.

6 Jan 2020 - 13:00
Taking Root in Chinese Soil – China Studies Students in “Hangzhou Citizens Experience Day”

In October, first-year international students in Zhejiang University’s China Studies program participated in “Hangzhou Citizens Experience Day” under the leadership of Professor Lin Ka. Attending the event provided the students with the opportunity to see the streets and local communities of China and to experience local culture for the first time.


“Citizens Experience Day” is an annual exhibition of life and culture in Hangzhou. Since the first Hangzhou Citizens Experience Day in 2008, the annual event has contributed to internationalization and cross-cultural communication in Hangzhou. Zhejiang University’s China Studies program has maintained close ties with the event and participated for the tenth time.

Hosted by Ms. Zheng Xiaojie of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee, the China Studies students first visited Hubin Pedestrian Street along West Lake to experience how Hangzhou is using technology to transform the pedestrian experience. Smart guides installed around West Lake not only provide the same information as traditional signs but also provide the location of nearby available parking spaces in real time. The smart guides also provide public transportation information, restaurant guides, timetables for West Lake cruises, and the schedule of a musical fountain.


After strolling the Hubin Pedestrian Street the students came to the next stop, the Shangyang Community Neighborhood Committee in Shangcheng District. The students viewed the community’s security station, local college, community management office, and community assistance office. The students also learned about the community’s management principle of “personal affairs handled by the individual, community affairs handled by everyone through consultation”. Through the visit the students learned about the organizational structure of a neighborhood committee and how it works, as well as its indispensable role in helping to mediate neighborhood disputes and family conflicts and to organize community activities.


27 Dec 2019 - 10:15
Chinese Elements, International Expressions – The Master of China Studies Students Visit China News Service

December 23 – Zhejiang University Master of China Studies students received a special gift – an invitation to visit China News Service Zhejiang Branch. This was the first time that the students had the opportunity to interact with such an internationally influential and authoritative media organization. China News Service is China’s main internationally-oriented news agency and serves a target market of overseas Chinese; audiences in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan; and foreigners interested in China.

China News Service is one of the oldest Chinese-language online media providers in Asia. China News Service’s Hong Kong Branch started its online news service in 1995, and in 1999 the media organization opened its China News Network ( and Overseas Chinese Network ( online portals. China News Network has become one of the most important news websites in China.


This visit was hosted by the director of China News Service Zhejiang Branch, Zhao Yanjiao. After introducing the news agency to the students, Director Zhao explained how the news agency leverages its “integrated-media” paradigm to stay on top of trends transforming the media industry and to create new forms of media. One example of the new media that China News Service Zhejiang Branch has created was a flash mob the news agency organized on the banks of Xizi Lake for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. In another project, a series of promotional works and videos exploring the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal’s cultural heritage and preservation efforts were released on Wechat, Weibo, and other platforms. Both campaigns received an enthusiastic public response.


The international students were deeply interested by their visit, which was their first encounter with official Chinese media. Led by Director Zhao, the students visited the work space of China News Service’s journalists. Editors demonstrated to the students how to operate Wechat public accounts and how to create Wechat mini programs, and technical staffed shared some of the technical software which are used to create live broadcasts.

After viewing the work space, the students attended the China News Service Zhejiang Branch’s weekly staff meeting. During the meeting, the students engaged in highly meaningful discussion with the journalists on the differences between Chinese and Western media methods, their understanding of what media is, and cultural differences in how narratives are conveyed. Through this exchange, the students gained a new understanding of Chinese media and of the differences between media in different countries.


At the close of the visit, Dean Wei Lu of the School of Media and International Culture of Zhejiang University expressed gratitude to China News Service for the warm reception and praised its contributions to media globalization and to the overseas dissemination of Chinese media. Director Zhao also shared some thoughts on the changing role and importance of media. Media integration has become a topic of interest throughout the world as each country seeks to tell its own stories and make its own viewpoints known. Media is not only an important platform for cultural exchange, but is also an important channel for mutual learning and for promoting peace. Director Zhao also expressed her hope that the international students’ visit to China News Service offered a window into understanding the great changes China is undergoing and to see the friendliness, openness, and tolerance of China.