“Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” A Sinological Summer School

Saint Petersburg, Russia
21–25th Aug 2017
Deadline: 25th Apr 2017
Organizers: St.Petersburg University, the Hermitage Museum, Kunstkamera
The second Summer School “Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University, focuses on important matters of the present-day Chinese studies in Russia. The Summer School presents a 5 days super-intensive training program on several specific subjects: Chinese history, religion, art, literature and sinological collections of the most prominent St. Petersburg centers of learning. The working languages of the summer school are English and Chinese.


    Alexander Storozhuk (St.Petersburg State University, Russia);
    Dmitrу Mayatsky (St.Petersburg State University, Russia);
    Kira Samosyuk (State Hermitage Museum, Russia);
    Maria Menshikova (State Hermitage Museum, Russia);
    Polina Rud (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera));
    Mark Ulianov (Moscow State University, Russia);
    Svetlana Nikolskaya (Moscow State University, Russia);


The St. Petersburg Summer School activities are hosted by the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University, with special seminars held in the State Hermitage Museum and Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera, Russian Academy of Sciences). All venues (including accommodation) are located within comfortable walking distance.
Admission and deadline
We will select 30 MA and PhD students in Chinese Studies from all over Europe. Applicants are requested to send a detailed CV, an official certification testifying their current student status, the candidate’s motivation letter to spbsummerschool@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is April 25, 2017. Decision for selection will be made by May 5, 2017.


    Transportation to St.Petersburg – on expenses of the participants;
    Tuition — free of charge;
    Accommodation (double-room at an apartment hotel, breakfast included) — free of charge;
    Meals and coffee-breaks — free of charge;
    Visa support and visa fee – free of charge;
    Tours to the Hermitage Museum and the Kunstkamera – free of charge.

Accommodation of extra participants, attendants as well as the higher comfort hotel-rooms and services available for extra-charges on accounts of the participants.


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