The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PhD, Religious Studies, August 2012 – June 2017
Dissertation: “Daoism and Society in China during the Qing Dynasty: A History of the Tongbai Palace of Tiantai County.”
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
MA (cum laude), Languages and Civilisations of Eastern Asia, November 2007 – May 2010
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
BA, Languages and Cultures of Eastern Asia, September 2004 – November 2007
Further Education and Training
University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
Summer School, “Religion in Cities: Contested Presences, Contested Regulations”, 20 - 24 August 2018. Presentation: “The Religiosity of Chinese Immigrants in Europe and its Role in the Integration into Local Society”.
National University of Singapore
Workshop, “Introduction to Social Network Analysis for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Religions”, 1 – 8 August 2018.
The workshop taught me: how to use of Gephi for the visualization of social networks; basic SNA measurements and metrics; how to use and access existing SNA datasets for the study of East Asian religion and history.
Dalian University of Foreign Languages
Language course, Mandarin, February – April 2010
Southwest Jiaotong University (Chengdu, China)
Language course, Mandarin, July – August 2006
Pine Manor College
Language course, English, July 2001
Adjunct Professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, February 4, 2020 - today.
Tutor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, September 2020 – November 2020.
Senior Teaching Assistant (History of the Philosophy and Religions of China I) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, November 11, 2019 – September 5, 2020
Adjunct Professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, February 4, 2019 - September 5, 2019.
Teaching Assistant at the Religious and Cultural Studies Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, August 2012 – April 2017.
Teacher of Italian Language to Foreign Students at Alvise Cornaro High School of Padua, March 2010 - May 2010.
Italian Language Teacher to Chinese Students at Alvise Cornaro High School of Padua, September 2008 - June 2009.
Visiting Research Fellow at EFEO Centre in Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) February 2017 – March 2017
Visiting Research Fellow at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) August 2015 - December 2015
Presentations and Lectures
“Quanzhen Rituals during the Song and Yuan dynasties 宋元全真道科仪.”
Course on Chinese Ritual “道教仪式”课程, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu. Southwest Jiaotong University, Venice (April 29, 2020).
“Interazioni e mutue influenze tra la tradizione taoista Longmen del Palazzo Tongbai e le istituzioni taoiste della Cina sudorientale [Interactions and mutual influences between the Longmen Daoist tradition of the Tongbai Palace and other Daoist institutions of Southeast China.”
XVII Convegno dell’Associazione Nazionale Studi Cinesi (AISC), Ca’ Foscari, Venezia (September 6, 2019).
The Religious and Political Themes in the Scriptures of the ‘Three Sages’ from Min Yide's 'Collection of the Ancient Hidden Pavillion of Books'. 33th Deutscher Orientalistentag, Jena (September 19, 2017).
性命無二途，仙佛無二道——十八世紀桐柏宮的復興與雍正帝的禪宗活動 (“Imperial Restoration of a Daoist Temple in the 18th century: the Tongbai Palace and Yongzheng’s Patronage of Buddhism”). EFEO Centre at Academia Sinica, Taipei (March 29, 2017)
雍正至同治朝的桐柏宮——清代桐柏宮的道教傳統及其對江南龍門普及的貢獻 (“The Tongbai Palace Between the Yongzheng and Tongzhi Eras: The Daoist Tradition of the Tongbai Palace During the Qing Dynasty and Its Contribution to the Propagation of the Longmen Tradition in the Jiangnan Region”). Fu Jen University, Taipei (March 22, 2017)
“The Tongbai Palace of Tiantai in the 18th Century: How Imperial Sponsorship and Chan Buddhism Shaped the History of a Daoist Temple”. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (January 28, 2016)
“One Institution and Many Identities: The Tongbai Gong after the Fall of the Qing Dynasty”. 9th International Conference on Daoist Studies at Boston University (May 29 – June 1, 2014)
Honors and Awards
EFEO Field Scholarship, École Française d’Extrême Orient (EFEO), February 2017.
PhD Support Scheme, Faculty of Arts, 2016-2017, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, October 2016.
Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence for 2015-2016, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 2015.
ICS Mok Hing Cheong Postgraduate Scholarship 2015/2016, Institute of Chinese Studies (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), February 2015.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, February 2012.
Seal of Excellence 2020 to a project presented for the "Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2019" (supervisors: F. Tarocco; F. Yang), European Union - Horizon 2020, March 2020.
Professional Development Course for Teaching Assistant 2012-13. Centre for Learning, Enhancement and Research (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), 2013.
IELTS (Academic, score: 8) British Council, November 2011.