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 Venezia

Giovanni Bulian on "Indigenous Weather Understanding in Japanese Fishing Communities"

Japan is one of the world’s leading marine fishing nations in globalized industrial fisheries, yet the mainstay of the national fishing industry continues to be small-scale fisheries with their own set of cultural and environmental heritage.
Read more in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia 

The Sovereigns of Thailand and the Skies

For several months, protesters have held marches and rallies calling for a new Constitution; for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former general who seized power in a coup in 2014, to step down; and, more radically, for the monarchy to “truly,” as protesters say, come under the law.
Read Edoardo Siani's opinion in the New York Times.

All Department activities

Follow all the activities in the Department: workshops, conferences, symposiums... and also theatre and music! Here the link to the 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. Search all the opportunities offered in our courses.