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Translating Between Egypt and China: Ma Junwu and Taha Husayn

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room
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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures welcomes Dr. Michael Gibbs Hill, associate professor of Chinese Studies at the College of William and Mary.

This lecture discusses the archive of translations between Chinese and Arabic produced by Chinese Hui Muslims who studied at Al-Azhar University and worked in Cairo in the 1930s and 1940s. Prof. Hill focuses in particular on a translation ofThe Days (Al-Ayyām, 1923), the first volume of Taha Husayn’s (1889–1973) well-known autobiography, which was rendered into Chinese by the Azharite Ma Junwu in 1947.

Contact: John Forsythe