The 2001 Soshitsu Sen XV
Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture

Burton Watson at Columbia University, The Pleasures of Translating

Thursday, May 1
Low Rotunda, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University (116th St. & Amsterdam Ave.)
Sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

Read the text of the lecture here as a PDF.

Professor Donald Keene with Burton Watson at the reception following the lecture


Introduction by Professor Haruo Shirane


Burton Watson speaks about his experiences as a translator


Burton Watson delivers the Sen Lecture in the Rotunda of Low Memorial Library


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