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Stephen Owen: Translation in its Kinds
March 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Stephen Owen, EALC, Harvard University
The Poetry of Du Fu:
The Complete Poetry of Du Fu presents a complete scholarly translation of Chinese literature alongside the original text in a critical edition. Scholars know that there is scarcely a Du Fu poem whose interpretation is uncontested. A reader with a basic understanding of the language of Chinese poetry can use this to facilitate reading Du Fu, which can present problems for even the most learned reader.
The Poetry of Ruan Ji:
The poetry of Ruan Ji has been previously translated several times, with one fully scholarly translation of both the poetry and the Fu (poetic expositions). The present translation not only provides a facing page critical Chinese text, it addresses two problems that have been ignored or not adequately treated in earlier works.