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Ambra Minoli

Languages and Literature, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

Transcultural Perspectives on Republican Shanghai: A Comparative Study of Chinese and European Literary Manifestations

My project investigates the literary and transcultural representations of Shanghai during the Republican period as reflected in the literary works of Chinese and French authors.

Research Area

  • Comparative Literature
  • Languages and Literature



  • 'An Aesthetic Portrayal of Republican Shanghai: The 'Exciting' and 'Discordant' Beauty of the Metropolis in Zhang Ruogu's Urban Symphony', 20-minute presentation for the University of Exeter's Global China Research Centre Graduate and ECR Seminar Series in Chinese Studies (8 March 2023)

Other Research Interests

  • Comparative Literature
  • Sinophone Studies
  • Translation Studies