Douwe Fokkema#

Douwe Fokkema
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:190
Membership type:
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Douwe Fokkema passed away August 23, 2011.

Present and Previous Positions

Douwe Fokkema passed way August 23, 2011.

  • 1995-1996: Chair of the Board of the Netherlands Graduate School for Literary Studies
  • 1990-2004: Chair of the research program 'Dutch Culture in a European Context' of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
  • 1987-1994: Director of the Research Institute for History and Culture, Utrecht University
  • 1981-1996: Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, Utrecht University
  • 1971-1981: Associate Professor, Utrecht University
  • 1965: PhD, Leiden University

Fields of Scholarship
  • General cultural studies
  • Modern Chinese literature and culture
  • General literary studies and literary history
  • Creative writing

Honours and Awards

  • Sarton medal, University of Ghent, Belgium 2001
  • Honorary Professor at Sichuan University, Chengdu (1998), Yunnan University, Kunming 2003; Shenzhen University 2005; Shandong University, Jinan 2000; Beijing Normal University 2001
  • Honorary Doctor's degree, the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, 1995
  • Member of the Academia Europaea since 1989
  • Royal honors: Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau, 1968, Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau, 2006

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