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Ambra Minoli

Ambra MinoliPhD Translation & Transcultural Studies

Email: ambra dot minoli at warwick dot ac dot uk


Ambra Minoli is a current PGR student at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, under the supervision of Dr Liu Qian and Dr Susannah Wilson. Her PhD is funded by the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC).


Her project investigates the literary and transcultural representations of Shanghai during the Republican period as reflected in the works of Chinese and French authors. She considers modern Shanghai as a ‘transcultural site’ (Peng Hsiao-yen, 2010).

Research Interests

Chinese Studies, French Studies, Languages and Literature, Comparative Literature, Transcultural Studies, Modern Chinese Literature, Republican Shanghai.

Conferences and Events

'An Aesthetic Portrayal of Republican Shanghai: The 'Exciting' and 'Discordant' Beauty of the Metropolis in Zhang Ruogu's Urban Symphony', 20-minute presentation for the University of Exeter's Global China Research Centre Graduate and ECR Seminar Series in Chinese Studies (8 March 2023)

Scholarships and Awards

Apr 2022: M4C Doctoral Scholarship (AHRC), University of Warwick.

Dec 2017: Accredited Professional by Italy-USA Foundation. Access to the online course Global Marketing, Communication & Made in Italy.

Jun 2016: Programma Socrates/Erasmus, Università degli Studi di Bergamo (List of selected students). 6-month exchange programme at Dalian University of Foreign Languages, PRC.


MSc in Chinese Studies (distinction), The University of Edinburgh, 2020.

BA in Modern Languages and Literatures (cum laude), Università degli Studi di Bergamo, 2017.