Ear to Asia
About This Show
Ear to Asia is a podcast series produced by Asia Institute, the Asian research specialists, at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
From Japan to Turkey, from China to Indonesia, and to many places in between, Ear to Asia talks with researchers who focus on Asia -- in all its diversity of peoples, societies and histories.
If you’d like to feast your ears on in-depth conversations about the world’s most populous and dynamic region, we encourage you to subscribe to Ear to Asia. Alternatively, look for us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher, or on the Asia Institute website.
Most Recent Episode
Translation as Performance Art
4 days ago
Professor John Minford is a celebrated a specialist in translating Chinese literature into English. On this episode of Ear to Asia, John talks about the practice of translation and how to train others in the art. And he shares with us the challenges and triumphs of rendering classic Chinese texts for contemporary Western readers.
John Minford is primarily known for his translations of Chinese classics such as The Dream of the Red Chamber, and The Art of War -- as well as their reading companion guides. In November 2016, he was awarded the inaugural Medal for Excellence in Translation by the Australian Academy of Humanities, for his translation of I Ching.
More information about this and other episodes of this podcast series is found at http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/asiainstitute/resources/podcasts/ear-to-asia