Wilson Center Experts
Enrico is currently Bairen Jihua Research Fellow at the History Department of Beijing University (北京大学百人计划研究员), Research Associate at the Torino World Affairs Institute (TWAI) and Research Scholar of the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA). Enrico worked from 2010 to 2012 as Fellow at the Science & Technology China Program of the European Commission（欧盟科技人才培训项目）a pilot program of the EU for research in China. He got his PhD in History of International relations at the University of Florence and finished his post-doc at Peking University (PKU). Enrico graduated, with a M.A. equivalent, in Contemporary History at the University of Bologna. His fields of interests are: History of International Relations, Cold War Studies, History of Sino-American and Sino-European relations and Chinese foreign policy.
The project aims to shed new light on Sino-European relations during the Cold War. Europe and China were in fact the most important third actors in the Cold War system. Being territorial entities and political and economic spaces located at the crossroads of the mutual spheres of action of the two superpowers, they played a key role in the evolution and reshaping of the bipolar system. The first stage of the project focuses on the collection of a conspicuous amount of new archival sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of several European countries and China and a set of innovative oral accounts by some of the crucial diplomatic actors active at that time. In the second stage the project aims to translate, select and critically elaborate the archival and oral sources collected. It will then include them in a volume that should contribute to a new interpretation of Sino-European relations in those crucial years
- Enrico Fardella, “The Sino-American Normalization: A Reassessment”, in Diplomatic History, Vol. 33, No. 4 (September 2009) 545-578.
- Enrico Fardella, ‘The Sino-American Entente of 1978-9 and Its “Baptism of Fire” in Indochina’, in Max Guderzo and Bruna Bagnato (eds), /Global Diplomacy and Local Confrontation: The Last Decade of the Cold War, 1975-85, (London: Routledge, 2009) pp.154-165.
- Enrico Fardella, Mao Zedong, (Milano: Mondadori, 2004) pp.191. (Italian) (subsequently translated and published also in Spanish, Dutch and Greek)