Department of
Asian and North African Studies

Department of Asian and North African Studies




Palazzo Vendramin, Dorsoduro 3462, 30123 Venice
Ca' Cappello
, San Polo 2035, 30125 Venice

URBAN CHINA: a study on urbanisation in post-socialist China

The anthropologist Antonella Diana has recently concluded her Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship. Her project focused on urbanisation as a negotiation strategy which, since the beginning of the post-socialist period, has been employed by minority ethnic groups in the south-western borderlands in the Yunnan province. 

Krishna, the divine lover

The exhibition held at MAO (Turin) and curated by Claudia Ramasso and Thomas Dahnhardt will be open until 26 September 2021. Krishna (which literally means “dark” or “dark blue”) is certainly one of the most well-known gods in India and beyond the geographical and cultural borders of South Asia, thanks to some devotional movements that have an international appeal.

All Department activities

Follow all the activities in the Department: workshops, conferences, symposiums... and also theatre and music! Check regularly our online agenda

DSAAM: a unique learning opportunity

Not only Chinese, Japanse or Arabic: the Department offers the opportunity to learn many languages and cultures, from Armenian to Vietnamese, from Georgian to Thai.
Check out all the opportunities offered in our courses.