David Gosset

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David Gosset (born May 23, 1970) is a global affairs analyst, expert in international relations and sinologist.


Dec 1 2016, David Gosset invited in Istanbul to discuss the New Silk Road strategy

David Gosset was born in Paris and mainly educated at the Sorbonne University in France.

He is known in China as 高大伟(pinyin : GAO DAWEI).[citation needed] He can lecture or write in French, English or Chinese.[1]

Research orientation[edit]

As a sinologist David Gosset writes on the Chinese world’s economic, socio-political, cultural, strategic transformation, its impact on 21st-century Asia and the global village.[2]

He studies the notion of the "Chinese Renaissance".[3] In his approach of China (中国 - ZHONG GUO) he insists on the importance of the notion of centrality 中-(ZHONG):"Zhong -- 中, or centrality -- is one of the most ancient and common Chinese characters and, in an analogy which sheds a light on China's global modus operandi, its polysemy in the Chinese historical and cultural context mirrors three important measures of centrality in the field of graph theory".[4]

What he calls the "Xi Jinping Decade"[5] is an important moment of the "Chinese Renaissance". The Chinese dream, a key element of the Xi Jinping Decade, is approached by Gosset in the following terms: "Concept and project, definition and positioning of a nation in a century of change, Xi Jinping's China Dream can be presented as a triptych, the visions of "Modern China," "Global China" and "Civilizational China."[6]


In 2001 David Gosset established the Academia Sinica Europaea[7] at CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) and, one year later, he founded the Euro-China Forum, the oldest process of its kind.[citation needed] The 9th Euro-China Forum was organized with the UNESCO.[8]

In order to study but also support the New Silk Road, he established the New Silk Road Initiative (NSRI) in January 2015.[9]

In the framework of the New Silk Road Initiative he contributed as a curator and advisor to the major exhibition "From the Ancient to the New Silk Road" at the Presidential Palace of the Italian Republic.[10]


David Gosset was awarded the "Cross of the Civil Order" in 2005[11] by the then King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his work with the Academia Sinica Europaea[12][13] He also received an honorary distinction from the Republic of Bulgaria for the establishment of the Euro-China Forum.

By a presidential decree on Dec 31 2014 he was nominated Knight of the Legion of Honor (Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur).[14]

In September 2015 he received the Friendship Award from the Tianjin Municipality.[15]

In June 2021, following the proposition of the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, the Italian President Sergio Mattarella conferred to David Gosset the honor of Knight in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic - Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Republicca Italiana.[16]



  • Limited Views on The Chinese Renaissance《中华复兴管窥》), Shanghai Translation Publishing House,September 2018
  • China and the World, edited by David Gosset, il Mulino Publishing House, 2020
  • Inspiring Tianjin, Tianjin Renmin Press, November 2020



  1. ^ Andrew Moody, A major gap in understanding, chinadaily.com.cn, April 5, 2013: "At CEIBS, where he gives lectures in Chinese, he has established himself as one of the foremost foreign academics in China."
  2. ^ The Sino-Western Relations In A World of Change : Toward a Mutually Transformative Co-existence, huffingtonpost.com, June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ The Chinese Renaissance and the Making of a New World, huffingtonpost.com, November 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Chinese Centralities, on huffingtonpost.com, April 22, 2012.
  5. ^ 2013 and Beyond: Entering the Xi Jinping Decade, on huffingtonpost.com, January 10, 2013.
  6. ^ The China Dream and the Liyuan Style, huffingtonpost.com, May 22, 2013.
  7. ^ Andrew Moody,A major gap in understanding, chinadaily.com.cn, April 5, 2013: "[He] joined CEIBS in Shanghai in 1999 ; set up the Academia Sinica Europea in 2001 [...]."
  8. ^ "Programme meetings | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization", www.unesco.org (consulted Aug 9 2018).
  9. ^ 《南开大学丝绸之路研究中心成立》, www.scio.gov.cn, July 2, 2015
  10. ^ Redazione, "Dall’antica alla nuova Via della Seta”. Al Quirinale 80 capolavori raccontano i legami tra Occidente e Oriente ", artemagazine, December 6, 2016
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "CEIBS MBA Info Session - Navigating Global Disorder, What It Means For Your Career " on CEIBS, Septembre 10 2016
  13. ^ "Prof. David Gosset" Archived 2018-07-25 at the Wayback Machine, international Cooperation Plateform.
  14. ^ "CEIBS’ David Gosset Knighted by France | CEIBS ", www.ceibs.edu (consulted August 9, 2018)
  15. ^ "David Gosset Receives Tianjin Friendship Award", on CEIBS, July 17, 2017.
  16. ^ https://www.quirinale.it/onorificenze/insigniti/368794

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