ICS lecture: Carla Nappi, "A Song Mumbled in My Sleep: Translating a Manchu Trickster Poet"

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September 28, 2018
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Location
Orton Hall 110 (155 S Oval Mall)

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Add to Calendar 2018-09-28 16:00:00 2018-09-28 17:30:00 ICS lecture: Carla Nappi, "A Song Mumbled in My Sleep: Translating a Manchu Trickster Poet" The Institute for Chinese Studies presents "The Centenary of the May Fourth Movement" Lecture Series:Carla NappiAssociate Professor and Andrew W. Mellon Chair, Department of HistoryUniversity of Pittsburgh"A Song Mumbled in My Sleep: Translating a Manchu Trickster Poet"Abstract: This talk, based on a chapter of a current book manuscript, considers the Manchu poetry of Qing translator and inveterate complainer Jakdan. In addition to introducing the poetry itself, the talk will also discuss the methodological joys and challenges of translating this Manchu poet and writing at the interface of fiction and history.Bio: Carla Nappi is a historian of early modern China who currently holds the Mellon Chair in History at the University of Pittsburgh. She works in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and podcast media, and you can learn more about her work at www.carlanappi.com.Free and Open to the Public Note: For those interested, on morning of September 28, Professor Nappi will be presenting at the symposium,  "When East Meets West: Health and Healing Across Global Cultures," which is organized and hosted by Columbus State Community College's Humanities Department and co-sponsored by OSU's East Asian Studies Center.This event is supported by OSU's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center. Orton Hall 110 (155 S Oval Mall) East Asian Studies Center easc@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The Institute for Chinese Studies presents "The Centenary of the May Fourth Movement" Lecture Series:

Carla Nappi
Associate Professor and Andrew W. Mellon Chair, Department of History
University of Pittsburgh

"A Song Mumbled in My Sleep: Translating a Manchu Trickster Poet"

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Abstract: This talk, based on a chapter of a current book manuscript, considers the Manchu poetry of Qing translator and inveterate complainer Jakdan. In addition to introducing the poetry itself, the talk will also discuss the methodological joys and challenges of translating this Manchu poet and writing at the interface of fiction and history.

Bio: Carla Nappi is a historian of early modern China who currently holds the Mellon Chair in History at the University of Pittsburgh. She works in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and podcast media, and you can learn more about her work at www.carlanappi.com.

Jakdan poem graphic


Free and Open to the Public

 

Note: For those interested, on morning of September 28, Professor Nappi will be presenting at the symposium,  "When East Meets West: Health and Healing Across Global Cultures," which is organized and hosted by Columbus State Community College's Humanities Department and co-sponsored by OSU's East Asian Studies Center.


This event is supported by OSU's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.