Royall Tyler

Dr Royall Tyler

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2002


Born London, England, he received his BA in Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University in 1957. He then proceeded to Columbia University, where he received his MA in Japanese History in 1966, and his PhD in Japanese Literature in 1977. While at Columbia he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Toronto and Ohio State University. From 1977-84 he was Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at Ohio State University and then at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; from 1984 to June 1990 he was Senior Lecturer in the East Asian Institute of the University of Oslo; from July 1990 to December 1991 he was Senior Lecturer at the Japan Centre, Australian National University, and from 1992-2000 he was Reader at the ANU, after which he was a visiting fellow for two more years. In 2003 he was visiting professor at Stanford University. Over the years he has also spent time as a visiting professor in Tokyo and Kyoto.

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