The Silk Road in Italy
Material and cultural evidences in Italy confirming the manyfold links with the Asia-Europe Cultural Roads. Historical and archaeological research aimed at the recovery preservation and valorisation of buildings and monuments.
The way of the East.
Characters and knowledge among Trento, Europe and China
The influence of the works of two distinguished Trentinian Jesuits in the seventeenth century, Martino Martini and Andrea Pozzo, in the circulation of knowledge between the two civilizations at the Eurasia edges and their impact on European and Chinese intellectuals.
Athanasius Kircher, an eclectic scholar of the '600 . Versatile scientist, scholar and collector, teacher of a whole generation of Jesuit missionaries at the Roman College, Kircher played a crucial role in spreading knowledge of Chinese civilization in the West. The research is aimed at the publication of the critical edition of his work China monumentis, qua sacris qua ... profanis of 1667.
The roots of Chinese Modernization
"The Chinese Century" 1911-2011.
The origins of Chinese modernization: from the last turmoils of the Manchu regime to the Nationalist Republic, from Civil War to fight against Japan, from the People's Republic to the Cultural Revolution, from Deng Xiaoping to the turning point of the world market leadership..
The Chinese community in Trentino
Research on the degree of social integration of the Chinese community in Trentino and its
impact on the economic activities of the province and in neighboring areas.
The Taste of Others
Socio-anthropological survey on the food sector, aimed at uplifting the encounter between the Italian and Chinese cultures through the knowledge of the 'other food',
Far from cliches the theme is linked to the concepts of identity and difference, It is designed as a support to companies operating in food and wine, to foster a better understanding of Chinese market and stimulate the marketing of Italian and Trentino products in China.
The East in Trentino:
Census Collection, reorganization, classification and valorisation of archival-library assets, historical and artistic heritage with orientalist subjects collected in the province of Trento.