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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 representations of Shanghai during the Republican era as reflected in the literary works of Chinese and French authors, with a particular focus on Zhang Ruogu 張若谷 and George Soulié de Morant. I consider modern Shanghai as a ‘contact zone’ (Mary Louise Pratt, 1991) where local and foreign writers act as transcultural agents.

Research Area

  • Comparative Literature
  • Languages and Literature

Other Research Interests

Cultural history of Republican Shanghai


Member of European Guanxi