Lorenzo Andolfatto received his PhD in Asian and Transcultural Studies from a joint-degree program between the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Jean Moulin Lyon-3 University of Lyon, in 2015. After one year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and three more at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University, he joined the Human Geography Research Unit at the University of Fribourg’s Department of Geosciences as a senior researcher, within the framework of the research project “The Cultural Logistics of Chinese SF”. His research interests include early-modern and contemporary Chinese literature, comparative literature, and translation, with a focus on utopian writing, science fiction, and speculative/literary geographies. He is the author of Hundred Days' Literature: Chinese Utopian Fiction at the End of Empire, 1902-1910 (Leiden: Brill, 2019).
Research and publications
- Recent and forthcoming publications
L. Andolfatto. Forthcoming November 2022. “Semantics of Tea-Drinking: Online Writing and the Shaping of Counter-public Spheres in Xi Jinping’s China”, positions: asia critique [forthcoming November 2022]
L. Andolfatto. 2022. “Abjection Abuse: Han Song’s ‘Meinü shoulie zhinan’ (A guide to hunting beautiful women) and the Restricted Economy of ‘Chinese SF’”, Science Fiction Studies 49 (1): 81-99. doi:10.1353/sfs.2022.0006.
L. Andolfatto. 2021. “Memoria e immaginazione nel romanzo hantologico di Chan Koonchung”, Sinosfere, https://sinosfere.com/2022/01/20/lorenzo-andolfatto-memoria-e-immaginazione-nel-romanzo-hantologico-di-chan-koonchung/.
L. Andolfatto. 2020. “Utopia/Wutuobang as a Travelling Marker of Time”, The Historical Journal 64 (1): 121-138, doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X19000621.