The symposium examines transnational relations between Japan and (Counter-) Reformation Europe through the lens of translation. The translation concept adapted includes linguistic as well as cultural translations. Contributors analyze various translation processes including the translation of European religious thought into Japanese, the translation of Japanese and European images and artefacts and the translation of Jesuit letters from Japan.
The symposium, co-organized by Katja Triplett (Leipzig University), Yoshimi Orii (Keiō University, Tokyo) and Pia Jolliffe (University of Oxford), will be held as a hybrid event in English language. If you want to take part online, please contact Yoshimi Orii: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the symposium and the program, including a public evening lecure by Dr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., Director of the Ricci Institute at Boston College, on his new book “The Samurai & the Cross: Jesuit Missionaries & Education in Early Modern Japan“ can be found here.