Giulia Sciorati is a PhD student at the School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy. Her research interests include Chinese studies, conflict resolution, and security issues in Asia. She has an MA in African and Asian Studies from the University of Pavia and has been a visitor at the Beijing Language and Culture University during her degree. As a postgraduate student, she has received a diploma in Humanitarian Operations in Emergencies from the Institute for International Political Studies in Milan, Italy. She is proficient in English and has a good command of Mandarin Chinese; she also has a basic knowledge of French.