Rarely does a study remain a must-read in its field twenty-five years after its appearance. Lydia H. Liu's Translingual Practice (Stanford UP, 1995) is such a work, helping to shape several generations of scholars working on Chinese literature and history, translation studies, comparative literature, and more. Today, the book's theoretical leverage and its myriad of close readings are still as urgent as ever.
On Friday, Dec. 18th, from 2:00 to 5:30PM EST, via Zoom, please join us in celebrating Translingual Practice. This informal workshop will feature a variety of voices reflecting on the book's broad legacy, followed by an address by Professor Liu. Registration is required, and the event will be recorded.
The event is organized by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University and co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.