Words bridge cross borders
Professor Carlos Rojas, a translator of works by Chinese authors including Nobel Laureate Mo Yan, speaks on the process of translation.
Rojas is Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Film at the University of Florida. He is a cultural historian and his work and teachings primarily focus on gender, sexuality and feminist studies and arts of the moving image. In 2010, Professor Rojas published The Great Wall: A Cultural History (Harvard University Press), examining the Great Wall of China, its function and significance, through historical texts and cultural works.