SOAS University of London

Department of History

SOAS Translation Workshop in Japanese Studies 2012

The participants are listed below

Date: 17 September 2012Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 21 September 2012Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4418

Type of Event: Workshop

This translation workshop invites participants to engage in an intensive process of critiquing and revising their English translation of a Japanese-language book. The goal is to aide participants in developing advanced skills particular to translating scholarly work. This is achieved through the process of producing a translation from first draft to final publication under the guidance of members of Japanese Studies faculty from the social sciences and humanities. Amongst other activities, the workshop includes:

Roundtable discussions of general difficulties in translation.

Small group discussions based on topics ranging from broad disciplinary distinctions, to particular translations.

One-on-one sessions between students and faculty members.

Participants receive a modest bursary, accommodation, and round trip transport from the EU/UK, Japan, China, South Korea and the United States.

2012 Workshop Participants
Polly BartonIndependent Translator
Kate DunlopSophia University, Tokyo
Hansun HsiungHarvard University
Angelika KochUniversity of Cambridge
Kanako KuramitsuUniversity of Turku
Anni KynsilehtoUniversity of Turku
Sam MalissaYale University
Sherzod MuminovUniversity of Cambridge
Sara OsentonUniversity of Toronto
Giulio PuglieseUniversity of Cambridge
Craig SmithUniversity of British Columbia
Kristin WilliamsHarvard University
2012 Workshop Faculty
Dr Christopher GerteisSOAS
Dr Barak KushnerUniversity of Cambridge
Professor Paul MidfordNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Asa YonedaIndependent Translator

Organiser: Centres and Programmes Office

Contact email: Dr Christopher Gerteis,