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Professor Wen-chin Ouyang FBA

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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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