ProfileDr. 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) in 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), the University of Molise (Italy) and the University of Calabria (Italy).
Her research interests focus mainly on Chinese pre-modern history and literature. She has worked on the representation of Tang courtesans in the anecdotes from the Song-Ming period and on Xu Xiake’s (1587-1641) “Travel Diary”. She has recently started a new research project on the "zhiguai" (supernatural tales) titled "Monster Tales: the Abnormal in Imperial China".