East Asian Languages and Literatures
Department: 956-8940; Fax: 956-9515
BA 1985, University of Rome
MA 1990, University of California, Berkeley
PhD 1994, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Vitiello’s research focuses on traditional Chinese fiction and the history of sexuality in late imperial China. He is currently writing a book on late Ming pornography.
Selected China-related publications
“The Fantastic Journey of an Ugly Boy: Homosexuality and Salvation in Late Ming Pornography.” Positions 4.2, 1996.
“The Dragon’s Whim: Ming and Qing Homoerotic Tales from the Cut Sleeve.” T’oung Pao 78, 1992.