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Robert Kibler <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 1 Mar 2005 08:39:04 -0600
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Hi Wayne,
   Send me an abstract. You are the fourth person to write since I
posted to the Pound list, and there is also a promotion in the MLA
newsletter. I would love to see a presentation showing Pound's
Confucianism through the glass of Japan. I lived and taught in Beijing,
and were circumstances different, would have happily spent 20 years
there. You might like Japan?
  Send me that proposal abstract! Robert K

-----Original Message-----
From: - Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Wayne Pounds
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 3:59 AM
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Subject: Re: Call for Papers Concerning Pound and Confucianism

I think I could do this job, and I'd like to try. I've no
publications in the area, but have labored in Japan for over
twenty years, am fluent in reading Japanese (say 2500 Chinese
characters), and am generally up on the EP-&=China and EP &
Japan scholarship. It may also be worth recalling that much
of EP'S China came from Japan.

Since time is short, I'll let that stand as a brief self-

Wayne Pounds, Ph.D.
Prof. American Literature
Aoyama Gakuin U., Tokyo

---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:02:14 -0600
>From: Robert Kibler <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Call for Papers Concerning Pound and Confucianism
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Fellow Poundians,
>    As you know, Pound was getting Chinese from all corners
from about
>1913 onwards.  He had inherited the Fenollosa papers and
through them,
>became acquainted with Taoist and Buddhist poets of the
T'ang period, as
>well as with Chinese aesthetics and poetics generally. But
he also
>started reading Confucius about this time, and as Mary
Cheadle argues,
>Pound remained a Confucian virtually all the rest of his
works and days,
>even if his understanding of Confucianism changed time and
>   Given the enduring and profound impact of Confucianism on
>work and thought, please consider leading a 20 minute
learned discussion
>(as opposed to exclusively reading from a paper--we need
more life in
>our sessions.) on the subject at this year's MLA
Convention.  Send
>title, abstract, and short vita to Robert Kibler, via e-
mail, no later
>than 15 March.
>Send to:  [log in to unmask]
>All the arts lose virtue against the essential reality of
>Creatures going about their business among the
>Equally earnest elements of nature.
>   Robinson Jeffers, "Boats in Fog"
>Robert E. Kibler, Assoc. Prof. English and Humanities
>Director, Northern Plains Writing Project
>Room 229 West, Hartnett Hall
>Minot State University
>500 University Blvd West
>Minot, north Dakota 58707
>701 858 3876
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