Lecture Series “Eastern Aesthetics as a Field in Progress”
Eastern aesthetics is a field of study that was established in the modern era with reference to the aesthetics originating from the West but has not yet been properly positioned. This lecture series aims to examine the scope and nature of the so-called “Eastern aesthetics” from the perspective of EAA. The goal of this event is not to regard Eastern aesthetics as a fully established field of study and to introduce the latest research on it, but rather to explore how it is developing as a field in progress, paying attention to fields such as philosophy and aesthetics, but will also consider other related fields including literature, art criticism and art history.
The third session
(For the details of first two sessions, please refer to: 1st :here ; 2nd :here )
Instantiation and individuation in Buddhist scripture translation
A cross-comparison of the Sanskrit ST and English and Chinese TTs of the Heart Sutra
Dr. Pin Wang is associate professor at the Martin Centre for Appliable Linguistics of the School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. His chief research interests are: Systemic Theory, Functional Grammar, and Functional Language Typology, with particular focus on Mandarin and minority languages of China. His recent publications in English include: Complementarity Between Lexis and Grammar in the System of Person: A Systemic Typological Approach(Routledge, 2017); ‘Verbal group in Manchu’ (WORD, 2018); ‘Axial argumentation and cryptogrammar in interpersonal grammar: a case study of Classical Tibetan mood’ (in J.R. Martin, Y.J. Doran and G. Figueredo (eds.) Systemic Functional Language Description: Making Meaning Matter, Routledge, 2020); ‘Construing entities through nominal groups in Chinese’ (in M. Zappavigna and S. Dreyfus (eds.) Discourses of Hope and Reconciliation: On J. R. Martin’s Contribution to Systemic Functional Linguistics, Bloomsbury, 2020); ‘Interpersonal grammar in Chinese’ (in J.R. Martin, B. Quiroz and G. Figueredo (eds.) Interpersonal Grammar: Systemic Functional Linguistic Theory and Description, Cambridge University Press, 2021); ‘Instantiation and individuation in Buddhist scripture translation’ (Language, Context and Text, 2021); ‘Nominal group systems and structures in Lhasa Tibetan’ (WORD, 2021); Systemic Functional Grammar: A Text-based Description of English, Spanish and Chinese (Cambridge University Press, 2023, with J.R. Martin and Beatriz Quiroz).
Mai Kataoka received a BA in English from Royal Holloway, University of London, MA in Comparative Literature from UCL, University of London, and PhD in Japanese Studies from International Research Center for Japanese Studies (NICHIBUNKEN & SOKENDAI). Before joining EAA as a Project Research Fellow in 2021, she was a Senior Teaching Fellow in Translation Studies at SOAS, University of London. Her research primarily focuses on modern Japanese literature in translation, translation and world literature, translation and soft power. Her published articles include: ‘「語りかける異質性」と能動・受動の二元論を越える契機—アンガス・ウィルソンのみた英訳版『細雪』の最後の二行(A Moment of Encounter, Absorbing Differences: How Angus Wilson Read the Ending of Japanese Novel, The Makioka Sisters, in English Translation)’ in Utsushi and Utsuroi: Metempsychosis and Passage (Tokyo: Kachosha, 2019), ‘When Manga Fans Become Pirates: the Art of Translating and Navigating Japanese Manga’ in A Pirate’s View of World History: A Reversed Perception of the Order of Things From a Global Perspective (International Research Symposium, Vol. 50, 2017).
Yi Ding finished her PhD program in aesthetics from Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo in 2022, and is currently working as a Project Research Fellow at EAA. Her main research interests include the development of modern Chinese aesthetics, comparative studies of Eastern and Western aesthetics, and art theory in general.
Date & time: Friday March 3, 2023, 14.00-16.00 JST / 13.00-15.00 CSJ
(Speech ca. 50 mins + Comment ca. 10 mins + Discussion ca. 50 mins)
via Zoom (registration required):
Organizer: East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts, the University of Tokyo (EAA)