• china4.png
    We are now accepting applications for our Summer School Programs 2016
  • china3.png
    Summer School on China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality (CHINA): July 2–9, 2016
  • china2.png
    Early Bird Application Deadline: February 29, 2016
  • china1.png
    Final Application Deadline: May 15, 2016


Summer School on China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality?

We are proud to announce that leading China expert John W. Garver, Professor of International Affairs and Program Director for East Asia Study Abroad at The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech, USA has kindly agreed to be one of the key speakers at the upcoming Summer School 2016 (TBC)


2 - 9 July, 2016

About the 2016 China summer school in Prague

Whether one likes 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. At the same time there are a lot of misconceptions and confusion about the real nature of Beijing’s political and economic system. If you are a student interested in finding out what the real China is and where it is headed in the near future, SCHOLA EMPIRICA is pleased to invite you to the Summer School on

China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality?

Do you sometimes wonder whether China is still a communist country or whether it has become a capitalist authoritarian state?

Would you like to analyze China’s economic developments to find out whether Beijing can sustain its enviable economic growth and soon surpass the U.S. economy?

Are you interested in discussing the various domestic and international challenges that may prevent the PRC from becoming an important player on the world stage?


Would you like to learn about China from a leading expert in the field, Prof. John W. Garver from Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs?

Do you like to travel, meet new people and gain intercultural experience? Would you like to spend a week in one of Europe’s most admired cities?

Are you a hard working student who wants to combine summer holidays with a challenging academic environment?


Then this summer program is the right choice for you!



Readings for China 2016

1. Andrew S. Erickson - Gabriel B. Collins - 2010 - Chinas Oil Security Pipe Dream

2. Hung Ming-Te - Tony Tai-Ting Liu - 2011 - Sino-US Strategic Competition in Southeast Asia

3. John J. Mearsheimer - 2010 - Chinas Challenge to US Power in Asia

4. Michael Beckley - 2011 - Chinas Centrury - Americaís Edge Will Endure

5. Prague Summer School Chinese Politics 2012

6. Shi how east asians view democracy

7. Wang Nation Building State Building

8. Congress Research Service - China political system

9. Eric Li - why China political system is better

10. Kochhar China Urban Poor

11. Rural women participation--proff gove 1605

12. Foxconn the asia pacific journal sep2012 suicide as protest jc pn1

13. Shi and Cai Yongshun dissaggregating the state CQ 2006

14. Tam ang Yang Food Safety and dhe Development of Regulatory Institutions in China

15. Alice Miller - Road to the 18th Party Congress