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Yut Moy Leong

Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature, Faculty of Arts

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  • workRoom EA65 School of Media, Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (E Block)
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
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Expertise Summary

Dr Leong Yut Moy is the Deputy Head of School and Director of Teaching in the School of Media, Languages and Cultures (SMLC). She was the Head of Language Programmes in 2010-2013 and was a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholar in Japan for six years. She earned her MA and PhD in Japanese Literature from Hiroshima University, Japan. Her literary research ranges from the period of Meiji, Taisho, Showa to contemporary Japanese Literature, and comparative studies between Japanese, English and German Literature, especially regarding the works of Natsume Soseki, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Meredith and E. T. A. Hoffmann. Her future research will include comparative studies between Japanese and Chinese Literature as well.

Other than undertaking literary research, Dr Leong has been involving in various forms of Creative Writing in Chinese and Japanese as well as literary translation. She has been composing award-winning Japanese short novel (2007) and poetry (2009) in Japan and award-winning Chinese poetry in Malaysia (2009, 2010). Dr Leong's recent Japanese translation works are published in Gendaishi Techo (Japan), and her award-winning poem is selected in the World Poetry Almanac 2009 and 2010(Mongolia). Her translation of poems of the well-known Chinese and Japanese poets has been presented on international poetry festivals in China, Japan, Iceland etc.

Dr Leong is very interested in learning different languages and she enjoys the excitement and fulfillment of language acquisition immensely. In addition to the global lingua franca, she strongly believes that mastering of a foreign language not only improves employment potential but also broadens one's global perspective, and brings many more priceless experiences beyond one's expectation.

Dr Leong was awarded the Lord Dearing Award in 2012 and granted a Teaching Development Fund in 2013 to run a Nottingham Advantage Award module under the collaboration with colleagues from Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering. She was a visiting scholar in autumn 2013 at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. She is also a certified Primary Invigilator for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK), an internationally regconised Chinese Proficiency Test.

Teaching Summary

Dr Leong's teaching interests range from language subjects (Mandarin and Japanese), to humanity courses such as Japanese literature, Japanese culture and society, comparative literature and creative… read more

Research Summary

Natsume Soseki and George Meredith's poems

Selected Publications

  • LEONG YUT MOY (レオン ユット モイ), 2008. “Natsume Sōseki’s Botchan and R. L. Stevenson’s Beach of Falesá (『坊つちやん』とスティーブンソン「ファレサアの浜」): Regarding the Imperfect Heroes and Structure of Colonialism(不完全なヒーロー像と植民地主義的な構造について) Japanese Literature Studies(『国文学攷』). 198, 17-30
  • LEONG YUT MOY, 2010. In: Shooting Star World Poetry Almanac.
  • LEONG YUT MOY, 2011. In: "Envisage・Encounter", "A Masochistic Lion" World Poetry Almanac.
  • (TRANSLATOR)LEONG YUT MOY(梁月梅), 2010. Geography and Poésie(地理とポエジー)『現代詩手帖』

Deputy Head of School

Director of Teaching and Learning

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Enhancement Committee

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Internal Audit Panel

Dr Leong's teaching interests range from language subjects (Mandarin and Japanese), to humanity courses such as Japanese literature, Japanese culture and society, comparative literature and creative writing in both languages mentioned above. Her PhD dissertation was mainly focusing on the relation of Natsume Soseki and western literature. It is undeniable that influences of Chinese literary works, especially ancient Chinese poems are also vividly seen and play great roles in structuring some of his works. Hence, Dr Leong is planning to continue her research on comparative literature from a broader perspective, regarding Soseki and foreign literature encompasses both western and eastern literary works in the future. Alongside literary research, she is also very interested in foreign languages and issues related to foreign language acquisition.

Modules taught/on-going:

Japanese 1A

Japanese 1B

Japanese 2A

Japanese 2B

Japanese 3A

Japanese 3B

Mandarin 1A

Mandarin 1B

Mandarin 2A

In-sessional Mandarin

Nottingham Advantage Award module:

'Enhancing Employability 101' (offered by the Teaching Development Fund)

Past Research

Research on Meiji, Showa, Taisho to contemporary Japanese Literature, and comparisons between Japanese, English and German Literature, namely Natsume Soseki; English writers Robert Louis Stevenson and George Meredith; and German writer E. T. A. Hoffmann.

Future Research

Cover on comparative studies between Japanese and Chinese Literature. (Introduce Japanese Literature to Malaysian readers and promoting Malaysian literature in translation to Japanese and Chinese readership.)

  • (INTERPRETER & TRANSLATOR)梁月梅, 2015. Post-war 70 Years: Japanese Post-war History and Criticism: Inter-Asia School/Modern Asian Thought Project
  • 2013. 留学生文学賞 作品集 [Kindle版]: Red and White(赤と白) If・Wind(もしも・風) Shooting Star(流れ星) To N. S.(エヌ・エス へ) 株式会社デジハウンド (デジハウンド エルエルシー).
  • LEONG YUT MOY, 2011. In: "Envisage・Encounter", "A Masochistic Lion" World Poetry Almanac.
  • LEONG YUT MOY, 2010. In: Shooting Star World Poetry Almanac.
  • (TRANSLATOR)LEONG YUT MOY(梁月梅), 2010. Geography and Poésie(地理とポエジー)『現代詩手帖』
  • (TRANSLATOR)LEONG YUT MOY(梁月梅), 2010. My Harvest(わたしの収穫)『現代詩手帖』
  • LEONG YUT MOY(レオン ユット モイ), 2009. If・Wind(もしも・風), Shooting Star(流れ星), To N. S.(エヌ・エス へ) International Students Japanese Literary Award Committee, International Centre (University of Tokyo) etc(留学生文学賞委員会).
  • LEONG YUT MOY (レオン ユット モイ), 2008. “Natsume Sōseki’s Botchan and R. L. Stevenson’s Beach of Falesá (『坊つちやん』とスティーブンソン「ファレサアの浜」): Regarding the Imperfect Heroes and Structure of Colonialism(不完全なヒーロー像と植民地主義的な構造について) Japanese Literature Studies(『国文学攷』). 198, 17-30
  • LEONG YUT MOY (レオン ユット モイ), 2007. Natsume Sōseki’s Gubijinsou and G. Meredith’s The Egoist(「『虞美人草』とメレディスの『エゴイスト』): Regarding the Overtness of Author(「作者」の顕在化について) The Journal of Modern Japanese Literature(近代文学試論). 45, 15-26
  • LEONG YUT MOY(レオン ユット モイ), 2007. Red and White(赤と白) International Students Japanese Literary Award Committee, International Centre (University of Tokyo) etc(留学生文学賞委員会).
  • LEONG YUT MOY (レオン ユット モイ), 2006. Natsume Sōseki’s Botchan and R. L. Stevenson’s Beach of Falesá(「坊つちやん」とスティーブンソン「ファレサアの浜」): Regarding Learning the way of doing(「調子を学んだ」ことをめぐって) The Journal of Modern Japanese Literature(近代文学試論). 44, 13-25
  • (TRANSLATOR) LEONG YUT MOY DEPARTMENT OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES, 1998. China-Japan Relations in Transition : Towards Constructive Partnership in the 21st Century
  • LEONG YUT MOY(梁月梅), 1997. The Black Rubber Boots(黑胶靴) Chinese Studies Graduates’ Association of the University of Malaya(马来亚大学中文系毕业生协会).
  • LEONG YUT MOY(梁月梅), 1997. The Black Rubber Boots(黑胶靴) Nanyang Business Daily(南洋商报).
  • LEONG YUT MOY (梁月梅), 1996. Comments China Press.

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