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Dr. COCO, Orazio

P/T Lecturer
Department of History


Ph.D. in History of Europe (summa cum laude) Sapienza University of Rome

MIPA University of Hong Kong

MSc University of London

BA (International Relations) Sapienza University of Rome

BA (Economics) Sapienza University of Rome



International Relations

European History (XIX and XX centuries)

China and the West Relations

Economic History

Global Governance


Refereed Journals Articles

  • “The Italian Military Aviation in Nationalist China: General Roberto Lordi and the Italian Mission in Nanchang (1933–1937)”, The International History Review, Vol. 44 (4), 2022, DOI:  10.1080/07075332.2021.1984277

  • “China's Early Industrialization in the Age of the Colonial Powers: A Controversial Beginning”, The Chinese Historical Review, Vol. 28 (2), 2021 DOI: 10.1080/1547402X.2021.1990528

  • “Anthony James Gregor's Contribution to the Comparative Analysis between Italian Fascism and Chinese Nationalism in the 1930s” (forthcoming), Il Pensiero Storico, Vol.  (1), 2021

  • “The Penetration of Italian Fascism in Nationalist China: Political Influence and Economic Legacy”, The International History Review, Vol.43 (2), 2021, DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2020.1754273

  • “Italian Advisors in Nationalist China: The Mission and Work of Alberto de’ Stefani, High Commissioner of Chiang Kai-Shek”, The International History Review, Vol.  43 (5), 2021, DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2020.1857292

  • “Sino-Italian Relations told through the Archive’s Papers of the Banca Italiana per la Cina (1919–1943)”, The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Vol. 25 (3), 2020, DOI: 10.1080/1354571X.2020.1741941

  • “Contemporary China and the ‘Harmonious’ World Order in the Age of Globalization”, The Chinese Journal of Global Governance, Vol. 6 (1), 2020, DOI: 10.1163/23525207-12340044

  • “German Imperialism in China: The Leasehold of Kiaochow Bay (1897–1914)”, The Chinese Historical Journal, Vol. 26 (2), 2019, DOI: 10.1080/1547402X.2020.1750231

    “Italian diplomacy in China: the forgotten affair of Sān Mén Xiàn (1898–1899)”, The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Vol.  24 (2), 2019, DOI: 10.1080/1354571X.2019.1576416

  • “Il Nazionalismo Cinese ed il Fascismo Italiano: un Decennio di Cooperazione Politica ed Economica (1928-1937)”, Dimensioni e Problemi della Ricerca Storica, V.1, 2017, DOI: 10.7376/87639


Book Reviews:

  • Steven B. Miles, Chinese Diasporas: A Social History of Global Migration, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020 Archivio Storico Italiano, 2022, Vol.180

  • Matthias Zachmann (edited by), Asia after Versailles. Asia Perspectives on the Paris Peace Conference, Edinburgh University Press, Archivio Storico Italiano, 2019, Vol.177


  • Ning Ma, The Age of Silver. The Rise of Novel East and West, Oxford University Press, Archivio Storico Italiano, 2018, Vol.176


  • Angela Barreto Xavier and Ines Zupanov, Catholic Orientalism, Portughese Empire, Indian Knowledge, Oxford University Press, Archivio Storico Italiano, 2016, Vol.174


  • Edward Corp, The Stuards in Italy: 1719 – 1766. A Royal Court in Permanent Exile, Cambridge University Press, Archivio Storico Italiano, 2015, Vol.173


  • Emily Erikson, Between Monopolies and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600 – 1757, Princeton University Press, Archivio Storico Italiano, 2015, Vol.173


  • Paul Cohen, History and Popular Memory. The Power of Story in Moment of Crisis, Columbia University Press, Archivio Storico Italiano, 2015, Vol.173


  • Anne-Marie Brady and Douglas Brown (edited by), Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China, Routledge, Archivio Storico Italiano, 2014, Vol.172


Books chapter:

  • “Il Contributo di A.J. Gregor nell’analisi comparativa tra il Fascismo Italiano e il Nazionalismo Cinese negli Anni Trenta”, in Antonio Messina (ed.), La Ricerca di A. J. Gregor, Rubettino Università (2021)



  • O. Coco, Colonialismo Europeo in Estremo Oriente. L'esperienza Politica ed Economica delle Concessioni Territoriali in Cina, Rome, Sapienza University and Nuova Cultura (2017).