Shi FENG (冯昰) is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Humanities at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, under the joint supervision of Professors Manel Ollé and Joan-Pau Rubiés. She is also a teaching assistant at UPF (PDI) and a lecturer in the Spanish Studies Department of the Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing, China. She holds a Master in Spanish Literature from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Her research interests include early modern Iberian ethnography and historiography about China in the 16th and 17th centuries, the early modern cultural encounters between China and Europe, Chinese History in the late Ming dynasty. Her Ph.D. thesis aims to make an exhaustive analysis of an original Spanish book about China, entitled Epítome historial del Reino de la China, published in 1620 by a Spanish canon Francisco de Herrera Maldonado, who also translated the famous Portuguese travel literature Peregrinação into Spanish. The project will include producing a modernized edition of the text with annotation and a systematic study in the philological, ideological, historiographical and ethnographical dimensions of the book.
She is a member of the research group ECERM and a scholarship holder of the MINECO project Cultural Mediations in the Iberian Empires: Cross-Cultural Diplomacy and Missions in Asia and the Pacific (16th- 18th centuries). Currently, she is teaching courses on Chinese language and history studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In 2018 she taught the course Chinese Level III in the Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies. In 2019, together with Professor Joan-Pau Rubiés, she is offering the course Cultural Interaction between Asia and Europe in the Master in Asian-Pacific studies.