Professor Wen-chin Ouyang FBA
- Fellow type
- UK Fellow
- Year elected
- Africa, Asia and the Middle East
In 2022, Professor Wen-chin Ouyang FBA was among 19 new ‘academicians’ to have been elected to the prestigious Academia Sinica, the national academy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Wen-chin is Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at SOAS, University of London, and joins two other humanists in this year’s elections. The Academia Sinica was founded in China in 1928 to promote and undertake scholarly research in the sciences and humanities. After the ROC government moved to Taiwan in 1949, Academia Sinica was re-established in Taipei.
Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, SOAS University of London
The Silk Roads of comparative literature
29 Jan 2019 Professor Wen-chin Ouyang FBA
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.
Professor Janet Watson FBA
The documentation and morpho-syntactic description of modern Arabic dialects and Modern South Arabian languages; theoretical phonology and morphology with reference to Arabic and Modern South Arabian
Professor Dawn Chatty FBA
Middle Eastern ethnography particularly prolonged forced migration, and forced settlement of mobile indigenous peoples as well as biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and the politics of pastoral livelihoods