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2018 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize in Japanese Literature, Thought, and Society winners to be announced November 1

Kyoko Selden

The 2018 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize in Japanese Literature, Thought, and Society

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 2018 prize honoring the life and work of our colleague, Kyoko Selden. The prize will pay homage to the finest achievements in Japanese literature, thought, and society through the medium of translation. Kyoko Selden's translations and writings ranged widely across such realms as Japanese women writers, Japanese art and aesthetics, the atomic bomb experience, Ainu and Okinawan life and culture, historical and contemporary literature, poetry and prose, and early education (the Suzuki method). The prize recognizes the breadth of Japanese writings, classical and contemporary, with the aim of making such materials more widely available. Collaborative translations are welcomed. In order to encourage classroom use and wide dissemination of the winning entries, prize-winning translations will be made freely available on the web. The winning translations will be published online at The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.

The deadline was August 1, 2018 and the winners will be informed by November 1, 2018.

For further information, please visit the Asian Studies website: http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/selden-prize or send questions to seldenprize@cornell.edu.