The ReConnect China Youtube account is live with first MOOC videos

You can find the ReConnect China project now also on Youtube!

On our Youtube channel we are publishing all single lectures from the project’s Massive Open Online Courses on China. The first MOOCs went online in January and February 2024, as you can read from this recent news.

Until today, three different lectures and the official promotional video have been published. And of course you can still join our first two open MOOCs in case you would like to immerse yourself in the full content we prepared for you!

Introduction to Chinese Politics and Society: Course period in 2024: January 15 – May 12, Registration opens on January 15, 2024.
MOOC_Introduction to Chinese Politics and Society 2024

Introduction to EU-China relations: Course period in 2024: February 12 – June 16, Registration opens on February 12, 2024
MOOC_Introduction to EU-China Relations 2024

The first ReConnect China online courses (MOOCs) start in January and February 2024!

We are happy to announce the first dates for the ReConnect China online courses

One of the project’s main objectives is to broadly inform society, and in particular persons in education (pupils and students), about China. In this vein, the project takes different vantage points aimed at understanding the country better and translates them into thematically unique online courses. The ReConnect China Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free of charge, offer certification after successful completion and are developed by leading European institutions of Chinese studies as part of the ReConnect China consortium.

(Image from Samantha Borges on Unsplash)


For the first two MOOCs the course periods in 2024 have now been scheduled

Two more MOOCs are planned for release in autumn 2024, final course dates tbc:

  • Introduction to Chinese Economy, forthcoming in autumn 2024
  • Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture, forthcoming in autumn 2024


You can find all courses on the website

On the DigiCampus platform, you can find information about the courses by clicking the “i” icon at the end of the names of the courses. To register to a course, please click the name of the course and start with “Create new account” if you don’t have a DigiCampus user account yet. After that you can sign in to the course with your university’s ID or by manual enrollment. Note that registration opens on the same day as the course starts.


ReConnect China wishes you a rewarding learning path!

Who is behind the development of the ReConnect China online course and whom to contact for questions?

The development of the courses is funded by the Horizon Europe project “ReConnect China” and executed by the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) of the University of Turku, Finland. Dr Outi Luova, vice director of CEAS, is in charge of the course execution in general. The planning of each course is overseen by an own academic board, specifically composed of academic experts for the relevant topic. The course materials are produced in collaboration with leading European institutions of Chinese studies. For more information, please contact Dr Outi Luova at

Official press release on the start of ReConnect China MOOCs

ReConnect China Press Release MOOCs