Professor Wen-chin Ouyang FBA

Elected 2018

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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.

Current post

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.

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