Federico Brusadelli is Lecturer in Chinese History and International History of East Asia at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, where he completed his PhD in Asian Studies in 2016 with a dissertation on the Chinese philosopher Kang Youwei (1858-1927). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and board member of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP). Since 2016, he has served as Managing Editor of the journal Ming Qing Yanjiu.
After teaching at the Universities of Bologna and Chieti-Pescara, he was a Post-doctoral researcher in Sinology at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) from 2017 to 2020. He was Visiting Fellow at the European Institute for Chinese Studies in Paris in 2021 with a project on Chinese federalism, and at the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies in Warsaw in 2022, where he explored and analyzed Chinese official narratives of the breakup of Yugoslavia.
In general, his research focuses on the intellectual and political history of late-imperial and republican China, with a special interest in the circulation, adaptation and translation of political concepts and models. His first book “Confucian Concord: Reform, Utopia and Global Teleology in Kang Youwei’s Datong Shu” was published by Brill in 2020.