Dr Salvatore Giuffré has been a full-time academic at the Department of Oriental Studies since 2015. His background is both in modern Western and East Asian languages and philology (Chinese and Japanese). His lecturing portfolio at UM mainly includes courses on Chinese language, literature and history.
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, transtextuality and transculturalism primarily between German and modern Chinese philology (Republican Era) as well as modern Japanese literature (Meiji, Taishō and Early Shōwa periods).
Giuffré currently also lectures on Chinese history and culture at the Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has also been involved into various projects pertaining to the teaching and learning of Chinese (Mandarin) as a foreign language in Malta.
As from October 2018, Giuffré acts as co-director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Malta.
Modern Chinese philology
Comparative literature and Transculturalism
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, vol. (forthcoming).
Giuffré, S. 2017, "Il sonetto veneziano di Feng Zhi", Quaderni Asiatici, vol. 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, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 23-36.