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Overseas Translation Workshop Program

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    05/10/2018 to 05/12/2018
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The Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) (President: Kim Sa-in) jointly held a translation workshop with the University of the Humanities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as part of its partnership with prestigious foreign universities. The workshop was held from May 10th to May 12th, and was particularly meaningful in that it was LTI Korea’s first Korean literary translation workshop in the country.


The 14 workshop participants translated Korean novelist Lim Chulwoo’s short story Sapyeong Yeokeseo(At Sapyeong Station), having taken a three-month translation practicum course with Professors Erdenesuren and Kang Ei-hyon from the university’s Department of Korean Studies. The practicum course consisted of discussions on questions that arose during the process of translation, such as vocabulary, and a series of lectures on Korean culture.           

Over the course of the three-day workshop, Lim spoke to the participants about his writings, participated in the translation process, and gave readings of his work to help students wrap up their long translation journey.         


On the first day of the workshop, Lim met with the 14 workshop participants, and took questions and comments from the students.


On the second day, workshop participants and over 50 students from local universities’ departments of Korean studies assembled for a lecture by Professor Kang, and a talk and reading session by Lim. Participants were especially passionate because lectures on Korean literature are so uncommon in Mongolia.


On the third and final day, workshop participants held an outdoor reading and reflection session at Terelj National Park.


The translation practicum workshop was an opportunity to confirm Mongolian students’ love and enthusiasm for Korean literature, and is expected to serve as a valuable step towards the furthering of translation and publication of Korean literature in Mongolia.

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