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14. Chinese Script Worlds and the Problems of Translation

Saturday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Huron, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Andrea Sabine Bachner, Cornell Univ.

1. "Visible Rhymes, Inaudible Echoes: Script and Sound in the Chinese Poetry of Modern Japan," Matthew Fraleigh, Brandeis Univ.

2. "The Alphabetic Chinese: The Crisis of the Chinese Script and the Birth of Gwoyeu Romatzyh," Yurou Zhong, Univ. of Toronto

3. "Chinese Heteroglossia: Ng Kim Chew and the Fractured Languages of the Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia," Carlos Rojas, Duke Univ.

Responding: Andrea Sabine Bachner


  • General Literature – Translation

  • Linguistics – Foreign Languages

  • Asian Literatures

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