Emeritus Professor Delia Davin

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 13 October 2016, of Emeritus Professor Delia Davin, former Professor of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Studies.

Delia moved to Leeds as a Lecturer in Chinese studies in 1988, became a Senior Lecturer in 1990, a Reader in 1994 and was appointed to a Chair in 1999.   She served as Head of the Department of East Asian Studies from 1997-2001, and Deputy Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures 1999-2001.   From 1999-2004 she also headed the Centre for Chinese Business and Development, a joint venture between the Department of East Asian Studies and the Leeds University Business School.  Delia retired from the University in 2004.  She was an academic pioneer and a committed activist for social justice.

The funeral will be held at 12.30pm on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at Headingley New Social Club, 56 St Michael’s Road, Leeds, LS6  3BG, on which day the flag on the Parkinson Building will be flown at half-mast in her memory.  Those wishing to make a donation in her memory are invited to contribute to Médecins sans Frontière and Manorlands Hospice

Delia is survived by her husband, Owen, children and step-children.

An obituary is being prepared.

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