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Dr Cesarino obtained her PhD from University of Rome La Sapienza in 2013 and in 2016 she completed a Master Degree in “Teaching Chinese as a Second Language” (汉语国际教育) at Nanjing University.
She joined XJTLU as a Lecturer in Chinese History in September 2016. Prior to this appointment, she was Lecturer at the South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC, PRC), and Teaching Fellow at the University of Molise (Italy) and the University of Calabria (Italy).

Dr Cesarino is a researcher of dynastic China. She has multiple research interests that cover a range of different subjects, such as imperial China's courtesans, unofficial anecdotes, zhiguai tales and Xu Xiake's 徐霞客 (1587-1641) "Travel Diary". These individual projects are all strictly intertwined and together contribute to the major focus of Dr Cesarino's work: to explore the historical value of gossip, anecdotes, informal records and marginal accounts from different perspectives to share light on hidden aspects of late imperial Chinese culture, mentality and history.

In the past years Dr Cesarino has worked on the representation of Tang courtesans in gossipy anecdotes from the Ming period and on questions related to female authoriship and poetic canon. She is currently writing about Xu Xiake, 18th c. Suzhou courtesans and gossip in late imperial China. Recently she has received a research grant for a project on late imperial "zhiguai" (accounts of the strange) titled "Monster Tales: the Abnormal in Imperial China".
Loredana Cesarino
  • Qualifications

    • FHEA, Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (UKPSF). February 2020.
    • Ph.D. , University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome - 2013
    • M.A. , Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Nanjing University, Nanjing - 2016
    • M.A. , University of Napoli L'Orientale, Napoli - 2006
  • Experience

    • Lecturer in Chinese History, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University - AY2016/17 - Present
    • Lecturer, Southern University of Science and Technology of China 南方科技大学 - AY2015/16
    • Teaching Fellow, Università della Calabria - AY2008/09 - AY2009/10
    • Teaching Fellow, Università del Molise - AY2007/08 - AY2010/11
  • Research interests

    • Late imperial zhiguai 志怪 (accounts of the strange)
    • Xu Xiake 徐霞客 (1587-1641)
    • Chinese courtesans
    • Gossip, anecdotes and unofficial history of dynastic China
    • Tang dynasty female poetry and canon formation
    • Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Articles

    • Peer-reviewed articles:
    • Cesarino, L. (forthcoming) ‘Theming literary attractions: the case of Xu Xiake’s former residence in Jiangyin’, Cultural History, Edinburgh University Press.
    • Cesarino, L. (forthcoming) ‘Zhongguo yousheng 中国游圣: the narrative of Xu Xiake (1587-1641) as a national hero’, China and the World: Language, Culture, Politics, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Press.
    • Cesarino, L. [aka 雪梅] (2019) ‘Xu Xiake gu ju: lun zhuti kongjian zhong de shenfen goujian 徐霞客故居: 论主题空间中的身份构建’, Huaxia Wenhua Luntan 华夏文化论坛·第二十二辑, 2019(22), pp. 447-457. ISBN: 978-7-5692-6049-6 (CSSCI)
    • Cesarino, L. (2019) ‘Tang shi zai Yidaliyu fanyi zhong de bianxing – yi yixiang wei zhongxin 唐诗在意大利语翻译中的变形——以意象为中心’, Siyi - Translation as Concept思逸 -翻譯作為概念, 2019(7), pp. 5-24. ISSN 2058-4261
    • Cesarino, L. [aka 郭雪梅] (2017) ‘Tang shi xiuci xingshi zai Yidaliyu fanyi zhong de bianxing: yi xingrongci dieci yu nishengci wei li 唐诗修辞形式在意大利语翻译中的变形 ——以形容词叠词与拟声词为例’, Waiguo Yuwen Yanjiu 外国语文研究, 8(1), pp. 158-166. ISBN: 978-7-305-19662-1 (CSSCI)
    • Cesarino, L. (2016) ‘Tian Yiheng’s Shi Nüshi and its Influence on the Authorship of the Tang Poem ’, Ming Qing Studies, 2016(1), pp. 13-26. ISBN 978–88–548– 9936-0
    • Cesarino, L. (2009) ‘La Monetazione della Cina Pre-imperiale’ [The Monetary Experience of Pre-dynastic China], Rivista Italiana di Numismatica e Scienze Affini, CX(1), pp. 169-190. ISSN: 1126-8700
  • Proceedings

    • Cesarino, L. (2019) ‘Frammenti di note dolenti: ‘the masculine mode’ nei versi della cortigiana Chang Hao 常浩 (IX sec.)’ [Doleful notes: ‘the masculine mode’ in the poems by the courtesan Chang Hao (9th c.], in Giunipero, E. and Piccinini, C. (eds.), Atti del XVI Convegno A.I.S.C. (Milano, Settembre 2017). Venezia: Cafoscarina, pp. 54-62. ISBN 978-88-7543-470-0
    • Cesarino, L. (2017) ‘Chuan yue shi kong: Xu Xiake zai dangdai Zhongguo wenhua zhong de zhongyaoxing 穿越时空:徐霞客在当代中国文化中的重要性’, Di shi’er jie Xu Xiake guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwen huibian 第十二届徐霞客国际学术研讨会论文汇编. Jiangyin: Xu Xiake Yanjiuhui, pp. 392-396.
    • Cesarino, L. (2014) ‘Dubbie paternità letterarie nel Quan Tangshi 全唐詩: una proposta metodologica’ [Questionable Authorships in the Quan Tangshi: a Methodological Approach], in Paderni, P. (ed.), Atti del XIV convegno AISC (Procida 19-21 Settembre 2013). Napoli: Il Torcoliere, pp. 21-31. ISBN: 978-88-6719-070-6
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Casacchia, G. and Cesarino, L. (2015) Ershilu 耳食录– Storie per orecchi avidi. Roma: L’Orentalia. ISBN: 978-88-96851-11-1
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • Cesarino, L. (2019a) ‘Zhongguo Yousheng 中国游圣: Xu Xiake (1587-1641) nella Società Contemporanea Cinese’ [Zhongguo Yousheng: Xu Xiake (1587-1641) in contemporary Chinese society], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. cxviii-cxxv. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (transl. with critical notes) (2019b) ‘黔游日记一 Diario del Qian 1’ [Qian Diary part 1], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. 927-985. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (transl. with critical notes) (2019c) ‘黔游日记二 Diario del Qian 2’ [Qian Diary part 2], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. 986-1021. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (transl. with critical notes) (2019d) ‘滇游日记一Diario del Dian 1’ [Dian Diary part 1], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. 1022-1042. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (transl. with critical notes) (2019e) ‘滇游日记二Diario del Dian 2’ [Dian Diary part 2], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. 1043-1085. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (transl. with critical notes) (2019f) ‘滇游日记三Diario del Dian 3’ [Dian Diary part 3], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. 1086-1144. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (transl. with critical notes) (2019g) ‘盘江考Monografia sul Panjiang’ [Inquiry on the Panjiang], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. 1145-1153. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (transl. with critical notes) (2019h) ‘滇游日记四 Diario del Dian 4’ [Dian Diary part 4], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. 1154-1224. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (transl. with critical notes) (2019i) ‘滇游日记五Diario del Dian 5’ [Dian Diary part 5], in Casacchia, G. (ed.), Xu Xiake – Diario di Viaggio [Xu Xiake – Travel Diary] (2 vols.). Venice and Hangzhou: Cafoscarina and Zhejiang University Press, pp. 1225-1272. ISBN: 978-88-7543-441-0
    • Cesarino, L. (2010) ‘Alcune note sulla numismatica cinese’ [Few Notes on Chinese Numismatics], in Mazzei, F. and Carioti, P. (eds.), Oriente, Occidente e Dintorni…: Scritti in onore di Adolfo Tamburello (4 vols.). Napoli: Il Torcoliere, pp. 425-444 (vol. 1). ISBN: 9788895044668
  • Conference presentations

    • 2019 - “Xu Xiake’s (1597-1641) Former Residence in Jiangyin: Negotiating Identities in Themed Spaces”. China and the world: language, culture, politics. Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria. December, 11-14.
    • 2019 - “Monster Tales: The Abnormal in Imperial China”. The Eleventh International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 11). Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands. July, 16-19.
    • 2017 - “Fermagli di agnocasto e gonne di mussola: la donna nella poesia di cortigiane d’epoca Tang” [Jade hairpins and muslin skirts: the representation of women in the poetry of Tang Dynasty’s courtesans]. XVI Convegno AISC (Associazione Italiana Studi Cinesi). Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. September, 21-23.
    • 2017 - “Eating with one’s ears: Yue Jun’s Ershilu”. Deutscher Orientalistentag DOT 2017. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany. September, 18-22.
    • 2017 - “Writing like a man: women’s (self-)representation in the poetry of the courtesan Chang Hao”. The Tenth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 10). Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. July, 20-23.
    • 2016 - “Tian Yiheng’s Shi nüshi and its influence on the authorship of the Tang poem ‘Presented to Pei Siqian’”. The 21st Biennal Conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS). St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. August, 23-28.
  • Grants

    • 2019 Visiting Professor Grant - University of Bergamo (External)
    • 2018 Research Development Fund , Monster Tales: The Abnormal in Imperial China (Internal)
    • 2017 Conference Travel Grant, T'ang Studies Society (External)
    • 2014 Conference travel grant, T’ang Studies Society (External)
    • 2010 - Lisum Erasmus Mundus Research Grant
  • Courses taught

    • China's History (MA)
    • China's History: 1027 BCE-1927 AD (UG)
    • Introduction to Chinese literature (UG)
    • Introduction to Literary Chinese (UG)
  • Awards and honours

    • 2019, Visiting Scholar, University of Bergamo
  • 电话

    +86 (0)512 81883245
  • 电子邮件

    LOREDANA.CESARINO@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • 地址

    HS367 Department of China Studies Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSS) Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Soth Campus Chongwen Rd Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District Suzhou Industrial Park Suzhou P. R. China 215123
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123