Origin: The Tang Prize is awarded on a biennial basis, each with a cash reward of NT$40 million. Projects proposed by the laureates also receive a grant of up to NT$10 million. The 2018 grant for Sinology is shared between Prof. Shiba and Prof. Owen.
Project Summary:The purpose of the Grant will be to enable free electronic availability of future volumes in the Library of Chinese Humanities. The Library of Chinese Humanities (LOCH) based at Harvard in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is a series of facing-page English translations of important works in the pre-modern Chinese tradition. These will be made available both in print and open-access Web versions.
It will allow for accurate, scholarly translations based on the best texts and publication of volumes in process in the series while the project seeks a more substantive endowment that will allow the series to continue indefinitely and allow it to undertake larger, long-term project in the series. The outcome would be to create a lasting repository of translated texts with the originals that will be available to scholars, students, and general readers.
The Grant will be managed by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
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