Dr Salvatore Giuffré was a full-time academic at the Department of Oriental Studies from 2015 till 2020. Giuffré is now a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the same Department. His academic formation is both in modern Western and East Asian languages, literature and philosophy (German, Greek, Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan). His lecturing portfolio at UM mainly includes courses on Chinese literature and classical art history of China.
He was awarded a PhD in East Asian Studies by the University Jean Moulin - Lyon III, France, in 2018. His areas of interest and research include literary comparative studies between Chinese and Western literature (mainly on Romanticism), Chinese philology as well as archaeology and Classical art history of China and Central Asia.
Giuffré is a literary translator and is involved in on-going translation projects of novels and poetry from Chinese into English and Italian.
Giuffré has also lectured on Chinese history and culture at the Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been involved into various projects pertaining to the promotion, teaching and learning of Chinese (Mandarin) as a foreign language in Malta.
Giuffré acted as co-director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Malta from October 2018 until September 2020.
GIUFFRÉ, S., 2020. The “Little Girl” and the Power of Recollection as Poetic Style in the Writings of Bing Xin. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society, 9(2), pp. 36-53.
GIUFFRÉ, S., 2020. Every Man is an Island: A Transtextual Study on the Chinese Sonnets of Feng Zhi. Malta: Malta University Press.
GIUFFRÉ, S., 2019. A Brief Transcultural Reading of the Greek Myth of Orpheus and His Quest in the Modern Sonnets of Feng Zhi. Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, 42(2), pp. 91-102.
GIUFFRÉ, S., 2019. The Cold Romantic Face of Modernity and Individual Freedom in the German Trilogy of Mori Ōgai . New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 21(1), pp. 95-108.
GIUFFRÉ, S., 2019. A Comparative Approach to the Eternising Poetry of Feng Zhi and Ugo Foscolo. Asian Studies International Journal, 1(1), pp. 43-49.
GIUFFRÉ, S., 2017. Il sonetto veneziano di Feng Zhi. Quaderni Asiatici, 118, pp. 61-76.
GIUFFRÉ, S., 2017. The State of Loneliness as a Source of Poetic Creativity in Feng Zhi’s Early Writings. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 19(1), pp. 23-36.