Old Man & the Sea, Pamuk’s Istanbul in Tibetan
National Literature Magazine (民族文学) has announced annual award winners for translations published in its Tibetan, Mongolian, Uyghur, Kazakh and Korean editions. Winners include excerpts from Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories of the City, both rendered in Tibetan. Click here for full list of winners.
Beijing: Hani Photo Exhibition (哈尼族展览)
A photo exhibition featuring the culture of the Hani people (哈尼族) of Yunnan has opened at Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities Museum (中央民族大学博物馆). It is reportedly the result of visits to 33 Hani villages in the Ailao Mountains of Yunnan, arranged by the Workgroup for Documentation of Hani Culture (哈尼文化记录行动) over a period of 500-plus days.
Digitizing Oral Traditions
The Fifth IEL International Seminar on Epic Studies and Oral Tradition was held in Beijing Nov 28-29, 2013. The bilingual agenda has been published here. A few highlights:
- Corpora and Databases in Oral Tradition Research
- Altaic Language Digital Archives in Academica Sinica: Notes on Corpora Building for Gesar Corpora and Manchu-Mongolian-Chinese Laoqida (老乞大)
- Problems in Constructing Uyghur Dastan (达斯坦) Database (Speaker: Rahile Dawut)
Note that the above is based on information posted by the Institute of Ethnic Literature. A somewhat different agenda, entirely in English, is also up here under Programme. Sorry, as I wasn’t there, I can’t say which of these agendas is a truer reflection of the papers presented!