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language educator , Literature educator , writer

Andrew Terence Leonard Parkin, British English educator. Recipient First Prize Canadian Sonnet Competition, 1985; named Distinguished Retiring Editor, Council of Editors of Learned Jours., Washington, 1989; Humanities Research Center of Canberra, Australia visiting fellow, 1987.


Parkin, Andrew Terence Leonard was born on June 30, 1937 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Son of Frances Stanley and Mary Phyllis Maud (Stansfield) Parkin.


Bachelor with honors, Pembroke College, Cambridge, England, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Bristol (England) University, 1969.


Assistant master Cambridgeshire High School, Cambridge, 1961-1963. Assistant and library St. George's School, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, 1963-1966. Part-time lecturer College St. Matthias, Bristol, 1967-1969.

From assistant professor to professor English University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1970—1993. Professor, chairman department English Chinese University Hong Kong, Shatin, 1991-1993, 97-2000, director studies, chair English board studies, 1993-1994, English orator, 1995—2000, professor emeritus, honorary senior tutor Shaw College, since 2001. Part-time lecturer Hong Kong University, 1965—1966.

Chairman University British Columbia Essay Competition, 1986—1988. Visiting scholar department English Australian National University, 1988—1989. Honorary advisor Chinese Academy of Sciences, since 2000.

With Royal Air Force, 1956-1958.



Trustee Shaw College Chinese University of Hong Kong. With Royal Air Force, 1956-1958. Member Modern Language Association, Canada Association Irish Studies (conference organizer 1977), International Association for Study of Anglo-Irish Literature, Chinese Canada Writers Association (lit.advisor 1989-1990), International Association University professors of English, Hong KongAssn.

Canada Studies (president), Writers Union of Canada, Oxford and Cambridge Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theatre, tennis, travel, walking, art.


Married Christine Patricia George, June 14, 1959 (divorced 1989). 1 child, Benedict Stephen. Married Francoise Alice Marguerite Lentsch, April 28, 1990.

Frances Stanley Parkin

Mary Phyllis Maud (Stansfield) Parkin

Christine Patricia George

Francoise Alice Marguerite Lentsch

Benedict Stephen Parkin