Aspects of Intercultural Communication between Italy and Asia is mostly about how Italy, and at times more widely Europe, has reacted to some aspects of Asian culture in fields such as travel, migration, literature, and Buddhism.
Roberto Bertoni is Associate Professor at the Department of Italian, Trinity College Dublin.
He has published on several Italian topics and on intercultural East Asian/Italian themes. He edits a series of books called Quaderni di cultura, and the online journal Carte allineate.
His latest book of short stories is Altrove (Lecce, Manni, 2014).
Introduction and Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 – Italian Intellectuals as Travellers to China
Chapter 2 – Italian Perceptions of Korea
Chapter 3 – Perspectives on Singapore
Chapter 4 – Aspects of the Reception of Buddhism in Modern Europe
Chapter 5 – Asian Elements in Some Italian Texts: Metastasio, Gozzi, Onofri, Calvino, Bonaviri,