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Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
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Current position: PhD candidate (35th cycle)

  • Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca' Foscari, University of Venice (supervisor: Giuseppe Pappalardo)
  • Cotutelle with Graduate School of Humanities, Leiden University (supervisor: Gijsbert Rutten)

Research title (tentative): "The Reception of 18th-century Dutch Grammatical Theory by the Japanese Scholars of rangaku in the Late Edo Period - The case of Shizuki Tadao’s Joshi-kō and Rangaku Seizenfu"


  • 2015-18 - Master's Degree in Languages, Economies and Institutions of Asia and Northern Africa (Japanese Language); Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Thesis: "Cultural Mediation in Edo Japan - Rangaku as initiator of the process of questioning the domestic discourse in sakoku Japan"
Supervisors: Patrick Heinrich, Marco Prandoni

  • 2012-15 - Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures; Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna

Thesis: "Rangakusha and Kōmōjin, Dutch studies in feudal Japan from the point of view of physician and translator Sugita Genpaku" (Original Italian title: "Rangakusha e Kōmōjin, Gli studi olandesi nel Giappone feudale dal punto di vista del medico-traduttore Sugita Genpaku")
Supervisors: Marco Prandoni, Francesco Vitucci

Further training:

  • 2017-18 - Japanese Language Advanced Business Course at Kyōto Japanese Language School 京都日本語学校・上級ビジネス (KJLS)
  • 2014 - Dutch Language Summer Course at Escola oficial d'Idiomes Barcelona Drassanes, organized by Taalunie


  • 2021 "Christopher Joby, The Dutch Language in Japan (1600-1900). A Cultural and Sociolinguistic Study of Dutch as a Contact Language in Tokugawa and Meiji Japan." in Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC), 5(1), 176–179. [Review]
  • 2020 "Rangaku, gli studi olandesi nel Giappone feudale" in Cultura letteraria neerlandese. Autori, testi e contesti dal Medioevo a oggi (ISBN 9788820395582), by Roberto Dagnino and Marco Prandoni, Hoepli Editore, Milano.
  • 2019 "Het Japansch-Nederlandsch. Analisi dei cambiamenti linguistici nel neerlandese parlato nel Giappone feudale" in Titaantjes, Titani di domani (ISBN 9788867922208), by Franco Paris and Marco Prandoni, Raffaelli Editore, Rimini 2019, pp. 95-119.

Lectures and other academic presentations:

  • 2020/05/25 - [Lecture] "Rangaku and Sakoku: History of Human Contacts in the Dutch Studies of Feudal Japan" (Original Italian title: "Rangaku e Sakoku: Storia dei contatti umani negli studi olandesi del Giappone feudale"), L'Orientale, University of Naples (online)
  • 2020/02/20-22 - [MediterraNed Congress] "The Japansch-Nederlandsch - A New Mean of Communication Between VOC-Agents and Japanese Prostitutes" (Original Dutch title: "Het Japansch-Nederlandsch - Een nieuw communicatiemiddel tussen VOC-agenten en Japanes prostituees"), Sapienza, Univeristy of Rome
  • 2020/02/06-07 - [Workshop] "Rangaku - The gateway to the globalization of Japan" International PhD Student Wokshop, La Sapienza, University of Rome
  • 2019/04/01 - [Lecture] "Rangaku: Western Knowledge Thorugh the study of Dutch in Feudal Japan" (Original Italian title: "Rangaku: La conoscenza dell'Occidente attraverso lo studio del neerlandese nel Giappone feudale"), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna
  • 2018/11/22 - [Lecture] "Hollandkunde: Cultural Mediation in Feudal Japan" (Original Italian title: "Hollandkunde: Mediazione culturale nel Giappone feudale"), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna.

Academic experience:

  • 2021/02 - 2020/03 Course Istituzioni di Linguistica Generale per Studenti di Lingua Giapponese, Ca' Foscari, University of Venice
  • 2020/09 - 2020/12 Teaching tutor in Dutch Language and Linguistics 1 (Marco Prandoni), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna
  • 2020/09 - 2020/12 Teaching tutor in Japanese Language and Linguistics 1 (Francesco Vitucci), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna [Groups 1, 2 and 3 in Foreign Languages and Literatures]
  • 2020/03 - 2020/09 Teaching Assistant Senior in History of Japanese Language (Giuseppe Pappalardo), Ca' Foscari, University of Venice


  • AISTUGIA - Associazione Italiana per gli Studi Giapponesi
  • Stichting MediterraNed
  • Internationale Vereniging voor Neerlandistiek (IVN)