My research focused on the 20th century and in particular in the period when the intellectuality has given an immense creative contribution to all fields of knowledge of Chinese Culture.
I have studied and translated Chinese contemporary poetry, and today I am still interested in poetry, especially migrant workers poets.
I did lectures abroad and taught in the United States for a semester.
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I studied Chinese at the University of Ca'Foscari , in Venezia, I graduated in 1973, then I was in China for long periods, the first time I was there from 1974-76 for two full academic years. I did research for another year in 1980-81 and then almost every tree years I was in China for three and four months, and last time, this year 2017 for Just a month. I have been a researcher of Chinese Language and Literature as well as modern and contemporary history since 1984 at the Unibo, and since 2007 I am tenure Associate Professor at the Department of Studi Linguistici e Orientali, now become Department of History Cultures and Civilizations.