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Assistant to do preparatory work for translating classical Chinese poetry
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  • Posted: Wed, Jan 04, 2012
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I am looking for an assistant to help me with the preparatory work to translating classical Chinese poetry, including the 300 Tang Poems and the Book of Odes. If everything works out well, there are many other classical Chinese poetic works I want to translate, so this could potentially be a very long-term project.

My goal is to introduce traditional Chinese culture to the West through translating many classical poems, starting with the 300 Tang, but eventually including ones that have not been translated into English before.

The ideal person will be familiar with classical Chinese poetry and mostly fluent in written English. I've attached an example of translation preparation from the 300 Tang Poems. Basically, it involves the following steps.

1. Copy an electronic version of the Chinese poem from a site like this one:   [obscured]  /chinese/frame.htm

2. Paste the poem into a Microsoft Word file formatted for 6" X 9" paper and 0.75" margins all around.

3. Convert the text int...

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