PASSI Federica

 Dr. Federica Passi CV

Current Position

Lecturer (since 2004) at Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy), Department of Asian and North African Studies.
Modern Chinese: Language, Literature and Translation 


Personal data 
Date and place of birth: June 25, 1968, Verona, Italy
Languages: Italian (native), English (fluent), Mandarin Chinese (fluent)  

 

Education

1990-91 Mandarin Training Center, Taiwan Shifan Daxue, Taibei

1993 MA degree from Ca’ Foscari University Venice. Major: Chinese Language and Literature.
Dissertation title: “Human Rights Literature in Taiwan during the ‘80s: Lin Shuangbu e Yang Qingchu". Grade: 110/110 summa cum laude

1996 Ruhr University, Bochum (tutor prof. Helmut Martin); China (Beijing and Xiamen University); Taiwan (Taiwan Guoli Shifan daxue)

1998 Ph.D. in Far Eastern Studies from the Istituto Universitario Orientale of Naples. Dissertation title: “Taiwan New Literature: Japanese Occupation as a Forming Period of a Taiwanese Tradition”


Scholarships and grants

1990-91 for Mandarin Training Center, Taiwan Guoli Shifan Daxue, Taibei

1999 Grant for Young Researchers from MURST (Italian Ministry of University and Research) for the project “Narrative production during the Movement for a New Taiwanese Literature (1920-37)”

2009 for Charles University, Prague: exchange of academic staff (Erasmus)

2012 for Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg, Institute of Chinese Studies: exchange of academic staff (Erasmus)

Teaching Activity

1999-2004: Chinese Language; Chinese Literature (teaching contracts with Ca’ Foscari University Venice)

2004-to present: Chinese Language; Translation from Chinese/in Chinese; Chinese Literature and Translation  (BA courses, Ca’ Foscari Univ.); Technical and Scientific translation from Chinese; Specialized Translation from Chinese (MA courses, Ca’ Foscari Univ.). Teaching activity held as a university lecturer. 

 

Memberships

AISC Italian Association for Chinese Studies
EACS European Association of Chinese Studies
EATS European Association of Taiwan Studies


Research Projects
1999 Grant for Young Researchers from MURST (Italian Ministry of University and Research) for the project “Narrative production during the Movement for a New Taiwanese Literature (1920-37)”
Currently member of a interdisciplinary and interlinguistic research project on “Translation from Oriental Languages: problems and strategies” (Department of East Asian Studies, Ca’ Foscari)
 
Research areas 

Modern and Contemporary Taiwanese Literature
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
Translation from Chinese; Translation Studies 
Narratology
Children’s Literature


Main Conferences and workshops attended

- 2001 VIII Conference of the Italian Association for Chinese Studies, Lecce. Presented paper: “Re-inventing the Motherland: The Research for a Cultural Heritage in Taiwanese Intellectuals during the Japanese Occupation”
- 2005 X Conference of the Italian Association for Chinese Studies, Venice. Presented paper: “Chess King, Word King: Issues Emerging from a Translation-oriented Analysis of the Novel Qiwang by Zhang Xiguo”
- 2007 XI Conference of the Italian Association for Chinese Studies, Rome. Presented paper: “Shanghai-Taibei (and back): the Modernist Trend during the XX Century on the Two Sides of the Taiwan Strait ”.
- 2008 Conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Presented paper: “Irony and Satire in Taiwanese Writers during the Japanese Occupation”
- 2009 International Conference "The Ways of Translation: Constraints and Liberties of Translating Chinese", Treviso. Presented paper: "Translation, Modernity and the Past: the Case of Zhang Ailing"
- 2009 International Workshop “Translating Wor(l)ds: Translation and Transcultural Dialogue in the Literary Experience of Ma Jian and Tawada Yoko”, Venice.
- 2010 Seventh Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies, Tuebingen. Presented paper: "Taiwan Starting a Modern Literature: Irony, Satire and Resistance in Fiction from the Japanese Occupation"
- 2010China Yesterday and Today: a Dialogue with Chinese Writers Hong Ying and Zhu Wen”, Venice
- 2011 Co-organizer and participant to the international workshop “Moon Sherbets: Children’s Literature from Eastern Asia”, Venice. Presented paper: “Chinese Children’s Literature in Italy: A Door Yet to be Opened”.
- 2011 XIII Conference of the Italian Association for Chinese Studies, Milan. Presented paper:  "Sentences, authors and cultures: reflections on the translation of sentence structures from Chinese to Italian"
- 2012 Ninth Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies, Denmark. Presented paper: "Time, memory and the authenticity of language in a novel by Zhu Tianxin"
- 2013 Tenth Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies, Lyon. Presented paper: “The role and importance of aborigines in the Creation of a Taiwanese Literature”
- 2013 XIV Conference of the Italian Association for Chinese Studies, Naples. Presented paper: “Assimilation from the West and Continuity with Tradition in the Modernist-Nativist literary debate in Taiwan”
- 2014 XI Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies, Portsmouth, England. Presented paper: “Genres negotiated and translated: a new look into the historiography of Taiwanese literature”

 

Peer review

For the MA panel at the Annual Conference of the EATS (2013-)
For the journal Archiv Orientalni, articles related to Chinese contemporary literature (2014) 

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