Alessandra CappellettiPhD

Associate Professor

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Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University and member of the Board of Directors and Senior Researcher at the Italian Research Centre on Contemporary China (Centro Studi sulla Cina Contemporanea, CSCC, founded by the former Ambassador to China H.E. Alberto Bradanini), Alessandra has a Joint Postdoctoral Degree at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Research Center for Global Cooperation of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, and a PhD in Asian Studies at the Oriental University of Naples and at Minzu University of China (double degree). Alessandra was visiting Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik-SWP) and a consultant for the Sino-German Poverty Alleviation Program Xinjiang. Among the others, she studied and conducted research at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Beijing Normal University, Free University of Brussels, Aristotelous University in Thessaloniki, Xinjiang University, Shihezi University and Kashgar Teachers' College. Alessandra's research interests are focused on Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia, Belt and Road Initiative, agricultural development and agribusiness in North-West China, Muslim communities in China. She published book chapters, scientific articles and analysis for, among the others, Routledge, Springer and the Baillet Latour Chair of European Union – China Relations and the EU-China Research Centre. Her monograph on socio-economic development in Xinjiang is going to be published by Palgrave in autumn 2019.
Alessandra Cappelletti
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    Department of International Relations
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    Office HS 402
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park