Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago: William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation

Hyeonjin  Schubert's picture
April 1, 2023
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Japanese History / Studies, Languages, Literature, Asian History / Studies

Greetings from the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS)! 

 CEAS is pleased to announce the CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for The William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation. 

This annual competition, coordinated by the Committee on Japanese Studies of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, honors the legacy of William F. Sibley, Associate Professor Emeritus in East Asian Languages & Civilizations and scholar and translator of Japanese literature.  In keeping with Sibley’s lifelong devotion to translation and to the place of literature in the classroom, the award provides up to $3,000 as a publishing subvention for translations of Japanese literature into English.  

 Eligible translations include, but are not limited to, poetry, fiction, short stories, compositions, literary criticism, and essays.  New translations of works previously translated are acceptable.  Subvention funds will be paid directly to publishers.  Nominations will only be accepted from presses that have previously published Japanese literature in translation. 

The deadline for nominations from publishers is Saturday, April 1, 2023. 

 Full details and nomination instructions can be found on the CEAS website:  

 Please feel free to circulate this announcement widely to colleagues.  Any questions about the award or nomination process can be directed to 

Contact Info: 

Hyeonjin Schubert

Center Administrator

University fo Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, 

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