Philosopher King or Junzi (“君子”): Platonic or Confucian; who’s leader leads? _ Abstract: The following Article represents a prolonged reading and re-thinking of the merits of the political leaders of antiquity. Asking the question: whose leader leads? I am comparing the Confucian concept of leader the Junzi translated into English as ‘exemplary individual’ who […]Read more "(“君子”)"
A moment from Matthew Cobb’s Eleven Days in August, on the liberation of Paris in 1944: [the voice of Henri Tanguy was heard on the radio proclaiming:] “Open the road to Paris for the Allied armies, hunt down and destroy the remnants of the German divisions, link up with the Leclerc Division in a […]
Crappy Coinage . My penny’s worth. But a week or […]Read more "CC"
Dubbing With Derrida: An underview of a Unique and Great French Philosopher ______________________________________ [Je regrette que ce ne soit pas écrit en Français.] The following is an attempt to provide an overview of one of my favourite philosophers and even with his renowned status as a university professor and the […]Read more "Dubbing with Derrida"
Originally posted on Human Pages:
James Murray (1837-1915), the Scottish lexicographer and philologist, sent the following letter regarding a job at the British Museum in late 1866. Largely self-taught, he later became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. Before then, this letter somehow didn’t get him the British Museum gig: I have to…
This post includes a few things I have been reading and translating. I have already posted some of them on Instagram but here I have included a translation of my friend Yutaka’s book, and my teacher Yoko’s buddhist text. I have also included some important practice in Japanese grammar which I really need to commit […]Read more "Japanese"
All Turtles Should be Red: Watching An Isolated Isolation in Reddo Tātoru: Aru Shima no Monogatari レッドタートル ある島の物語 __ In 2016 Japanese director/producer Toshio Suzuki and Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit collaborated to produce a jewel of a silent film; the title translates directly into English as Red Turtle: The story of an […]Read more "レッドタートル"