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Professor Wen-chin Ouyang FBA

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Appointments

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  • Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, SOAS University of London

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The Silk Roads of comparative literature

At the heart of comparative literature worldwide is the idea of cultural encounter. Professor Wen-chin Ouyang FBA explores how we define and understand the field of comparative literature. 29 Jan 2019
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Publications

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Professor Roel Sterckx

Classical and literary Chinese language and philology; history, religion and thought of pre-imperial and early imperial China; text and manuscript studies (Warring States, Qin, and Han periods); the natural world in pre-modern China

Professor John Healey

Aramaic inscriptions of the Roman-period Near East (especially Nabataen & Syriac); associated historical, religious & legal studies; early development of the Arabic script; Ugaritic, Hebrew & Syriac philology & literature

Professor Anthony Reid

Southeast Asian early modern history, as a coherent Braudellian whole; nationalism, revolution and political identity in Indonesia and Malaysia; patterns of religious, social and economic history in Asia