Awards Ceremony and Reception for the 2017-2018 Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Literature & the Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prize

Friday, March 16 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM [EST]

1140 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, United States

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Friday, March 16 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM [EST]

About the Events

The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University annually awards the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prizes for the Translation of Japanese Literature. A prize is given for the best translation of a modern work or a classical work, or the prize is divided between equally distinguished translations. Translators must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, the Keene Center will award the Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prizes and Grants of varying amounts and divided between to outstanding translations by non-citizens or non-permanent-residents of the United States; prizes for translations of particular scholarly merit or significance; grants to promising translations-in-progress; subventions for forthcoming publication of especially deserving translations; and, in rare cases, lifetime achievement awards for translators with particularly distinguished careers.

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Since 1986, the Donald Keene Center has provided free programs dedicated to introducing Japanese culture, in all its depth and diversity, to new audiences. Combining public outreach with interdisciplinary scholarship, the Center seeks not only to inform but also to inspire. As we celebrate our thirtieth anniversary, we look forward to your continued patronage and generous support in helping future generations to experience the richness of cultural discovery.

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