31 January 2017
Professor Shintaro Arakawa , Associate Professor for the Research Institute for Languages and Culture of Asia and Africa in Tokyo University, has been awarded a SOAS Centenary Visiting Fellowship.
Professor Arakawa , who will be based in the SOAS Linguistics Department until 18 March 2017, specialises in linguistic research and the study of Tangut, an extinct language belonging to the Tibeto-Burman language group. Professor Arakawa will also be lending his expertise by giving a talk at the Asia Beyond Boundaries lecture series.
Professor Arakawa said: “By solidifying existing research collaborations and making new contacts during my trip, I am confident that a number of avenues for joint-research and exchange will develop into the future.”