Laura De Giorgi



Associate Professor


Department of Asian and North African Studies


Ca’ Foscari University of Venice


Laura De Giorgi (PhD) is Associate Professor in History of Modern and Contemporary China at the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her researches interests mainly concern the history of propaganda and media in modern and contemporary China and the history of the cultural relations between China and Italy in the Twentieth-Century. Among her most recent publications: “ Lontane, vicine. Cina e Italia nel Novecento, (China and Italy in the Twentieth Century), Roma, 2011 (with Guido Samarani); “Rethinking the distance, reframing the exotic: Italian tales of Shanghai through the Republican and early Maoist eras”, in Italy's Encounters with Modern China. Imperial Dreams, Strategic Ambitions, edited by Maurizio Marinelli and Giovanni Andornino, New York, pp. 67-88; "Communication Technology and Mass Propaganda in Republican China. The Nationalist Party's Radio Broadcasting Policy and Organization during the Nanjing Decade (1927-1937)" , European Journal of East Asian Studies, 13, 2014 pp. 305-329; "Little friends at war: Childhood in the Chinese Anti-Japanese War Propaganda Magazine Kangzhan ertong (The Resistance Child)" , Oriens Extremus, 53, 2014, pp. 61-84; "Shenghuo zai Shenjuizhuyi youyi qianxian: Dui 1950 niandai zhi 1960 chudai Yidali zai Hua lüjuzhe jingli de chubu pinggu (Living at the Forefront of Socialist Friendship: A Preliminary Assessment of the Experience of Italian Sojourners in 1950-60 China", Cold War International History, 2015, 1.