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RZ-50142-03

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Sumie A. Jones (Project Director: September 2002 to present)

Early Modern Japanese Literature

The translation into English of a variety of works written in Japan from 1600 to 1920 to be published as a three-volume anthology that is accessible to scholars, students and general readers. (36 months)

This proposal seeks funding for a three year collaborative project to promote research, teaching, and general appreciation of early modern Japanese literature (1600-1920's), which is little known outside Japan. The project plans to create a network of specialists, prepare a three-volume anthology in English, and hold international conferences in Tokyo (spring 2005) and in Bloomington (after the completion of the three-year grant term). Divided into three stages, the project will include all together 50 researcher-translators.

Project fields:
Asian Studies

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$185,000 (approved)
$185,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2003 – 5/31/2009