Our Joint Statement:
We—the two organizers of this conference, Qigu Jiang and James Elkins—have decided to write separate introductions to the conference. On this site you will find Jiang’s statement and Elkins’s statement, both in English and Chinese. There are two reasons for this:
1. Even though we share many ideas, we also diverge on a number of points, and we want to represent that difference. Our two statements are also aimed at different—but overlapping—sets of readers and participants.
2. Part of the question of this conference is the problem of translation, so we have decided not to gloss over the issue by presenting one joint statement. This way we have two statements, in two languages, for a total of four framing statements.
Click the name to enter: James Elkins | Qigu Jiang
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