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On Translating Japanese into Japanese: From Woodblock Print to Moveable Type

Michael Emmerich, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California

This talk will consider reprints of pre-modern Japanese, woodblock-printed books in the modern form of the typeset, case-bound book, using this seemingly arcane topic to highlight certain elements of the process of translation that have gone largely unnoticed, and to argue in favour of a notion of translation as, in part, a plastic art.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm | RSVP Required
Old Knight Building, Room 201, 521 Memorial Way

Center for East Asian Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures