- M.A. in East Asian Studies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice
- B.A. in East Asian Studies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Filippo Gradi is a PhD student of Japanese History, specializing in intellectual history with a primary focus on early modern and modern periods. His interests are in the fields of political thought, epistemology, history of science, conceptual history, religion, historiography. In particular, he studies the history of rangaku in the Tokugawa period and the political intellectual history of the early Shōwa period. Besides, he is interested in global (intellectual) history, philosophy of history, and Buddhist thought.
He earned his MA in Japanese Studies from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and also studied in the graduate program of Philosophy and Thought at the University of Tsukuba. His MA thesis on medieval Esoteric Buddhist thought received the “Anna De Sio” Italian national award for MA theses on the history of religions.