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

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. 

Critically Rethinking Public Spaces from Asia: Lessons from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Proposing more open-ended, processual, and performative conceptions of ‘publicness', Marie Gibert shows how public space research benefits theoretically from the 'Southern Turn'. This conference will be held online on the 30 of April.

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.