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Pietro Giordan

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Founders College, 133
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66918
Email: giordanp@yorku.ca

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Professor Pietro Giordan researches on modern and contemporary, Chinese literature and film, and on comparative literature and culture. He is the author of a study on Shen Congwen's fiction (Yunnan University Press, 2013). His current main project is a monograph on Wang Xiaobo.

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Professor Pietro Giordan researches on modern and contemporary, Chinese fiction, drama, and cinema, as well on comparative literature and culture. In his work he uses an interdisciplinary approach and is committed to improve the mutual understanding and collaboration among scholars from different cultural and geo-political backgrounds. He is the author of a study on Shen Congwen's fiction (Yunnan University Press, 2013), and contributed scholarly articles to journals such as 文学评论-Literary Review and 中国学术-China Scholarship. His current main project is a monograph on Wang Xiaobo.

In his classes he talks about how, when compared to other more « scientific »disciplines, literature and film can suggest different truths about a given cultural context; or about the strategies through which a reader can try to make sense of a text. He also discusses how to look at every culture not so much as a given, but as something in becoming.

He served as Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, where he also coordinated the Chinese Section for many years. He is also a member of the East Asian Studies Program and served as its Coordinator. He organized and co-chaired various conferences at York.

Degrees

PhD, Université de Montréal
Laurea, Universit:a degli Studi -Venezia

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/CH3791 6.0 A Contemporary Chinese Culture (Trans) SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/CH3790 6.0 A Contemporary Chinese Culture SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/CH3790 6.0 A Contemporary Chinese Culture SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/CH3791 6.0 A Contemporary Chinese Culture (Trans) SEMR


Professor Pietro Giordan researches on modern and contemporary, Chinese literature and film, and on comparative literature and culture. He is the author of a study on Shen Congwen's fiction (Yunnan University Press, 2013). His current main project is a monograph on Wang Xiaobo.

Professor Pietro Giordan researches on modern and contemporary, Chinese fiction, drama, and cinema, as well on comparative literature and culture. In his work he uses an interdisciplinary approach and is committed to improve the mutual understanding and collaboration among scholars from different cultural and geo-political backgrounds. He is the author of a study on Shen Congwen's fiction (Yunnan University Press, 2013), and contributed scholarly articles to journals such as 文学评论-Literary Review and 中国学术-China Scholarship. His current main project is a monograph on Wang Xiaobo.

In his classes he talks about how, when compared to other more « scientific »disciplines, literature and film can suggest different truths about a given cultural context; or about the strategies through which a reader can try to make sense of a text. He also discusses how to look at every culture not so much as a given, but as something in becoming.

He served as Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, where he also coordinated the Chinese Section for many years. He is also a member of the East Asian Studies Program and served as its Coordinator. He organized and co-chaired various conferences at York.

Degrees

PhD, Université de Montréal
Laurea, Universit:a degli Studi -Venezia


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/CH3791 6.0 A Contemporary Chinese Culture (Trans) SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/CH3790 6.0 A Contemporary Chinese Culture SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/CH3790 6.0 A Contemporary Chinese Culture SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/CH3791 6.0 A Contemporary Chinese Culture (Trans) SEMR