Willy Vande Walle

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Willy F. Vande Walle (born November 21, 1949) is a Belgian academic, author, Japanologist and Sinologist.

Willy Vande Walle was born in Roeselare, Belgium. His secondary education focused on classical humanities (Greek-Latin) at Klein Seminarie Roeselare (1962–1968). He studied Oriental Philology and History at the State University of Ghent and earned his doctoral degree in Oriental Philology in 1976.[1]


Willy Vande Walle is Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven or KU Leuven) in Belgium.[1] He taught several classes such as Japanese language and literature, history of Japan, art history of East Asia, as well as history of China and Chinese poetry.[2] The KU Leuven coursework is supplemented with active Internet learning programs linked to Japanese educational partners.[3]

Willy Vande Walle is the Belgian coordinator for projects conducted by the European Association of Japanese Studies.[1]


Main publications[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL): CV
  2. ^ KUV: course summary
  3. ^ Meyvis, Ludo. "Japanologie zoekt nieuwe wegen," Campus krant (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven). 10 May 2004.
  4. ^ Japan Foundation, Japan Foundation Special Prize, 1992.