SOAS University of London

naugural Lecture of Professor Wen-chin Ouyang: The Curious Life of Objects in the Arabian Nights

Professor Wen-chin Ouyang

Date: 3 December 2014Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 3 December 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Inaugural Lecture

Professor Wen-chin Ouyang's inaugural lecture The Curious Life of Objects in the Arabian Nights: what can food, gems and clothes tell us about cultural encounters, will trace the ways in which jade and silk figure in literary texts, and consider the role of literature in memorializing cultural encounters. 

Wen-chin Ouyang is Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature. She was born in Taiwan, raised in Libya, and educated in Libya and the United States of America.

Please register to attend this event here. The event will begin with a musical performance and will be followed by a reception. 

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