Informations and abstract
Keywords: Xin Wenke, new humanities, Italian language, language teaching, Chinese universities.
In 2018, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China proposed the establishment of the Xin Wenke , the so-called ‘New Humanities Disciplines’, emphasizing interdisciplinary interaction, improvement of teaching, and integration between education and technology. Before the Xin Wenke reform, some Chinese universities had already practiced interdisciplinary integration, but these individual attempts still needed further improvement. In the context of the Xin Wenke reform and the Belt and Road Initiative, the importance of teaching Italian in China is becoming increasingly prominent. To achieve the goals of Xin Wenke reform and improve interdisciplinary integration, Chinese universities enriched their educational program by adding humanities courses. Meanwhile, Chinese universities also strengthened the cooperation between university departments, national universities, and Chinese and Italian universities and launched several Italian online courses. Italian courses have already been introduced in primary and secondary schools. Furthermore, the diversification of collaborations between Chinese and Italian universities is envisaged to achieve a deeper interdisciplinary integration.