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Eugene Eoyang

Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Coat of Many Colors: Reflections on Diversity by a Minority of OneProfessor Eoyang is author of The Transparent Eye: Translation, Chinese Literature, and Comparative Poetics (University of Hawaii Press, 1993), Coat of Many Colors: Reflections on Diversity by a Minority of One (Beacon Press, 1995), and the co-editor, with Lin Yao-Fu, Translating Chinese Literature (Indiana University Press, 1995). He was the editor and principal translator of Selected Poems of Ai Qing (Foreign Languages Press, Beijing; Indiana University Press, 1982).

A Vice President of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) from 1993-1995, he became ACLA President from 1995-1997. A co-founder of Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR) and one of its co-editors for 20 years, Professor Eoyang is also currently Chair Professor of English at Lingnan College, Hong Kong. He is a Vice President of the Fédération Internationale des Littératures et Langues Modernes(FILLM), and chairs the Intercultural Studies Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association.

In 1985, he founded the East Asian Summer Language Institute at Indiana University, which he directed for five years. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the arts, manufactures, and commerce. He specializes in the areas of translation theory and practice, Chinese literature, Chinese-Western literary relations, globalization, cross-cultural studies, and literary theory.