Seikatsu Tsuzurikata Flying to the World?
The Problem of “Translation” embedded in Children of the World

eikatsu Tsuzurikata (often translated into English as “daily life writing”) is known as a grassroots educational movement.  In the 1950s, a challenging project was launched to spread the thought and the method of Seikatsu Tsuzurikata to the world.  Such leading persons of the movement as Kokubu Ichitaro(1911-1985) and Nartita Chukyu(1897-1960), along with famous esperantists, gathering the writings of children all over the world, published Children of the World,(15vols, Heibonsha, 1955-57).

In the process of gathering writings, a question of “What on earth Seikatsu Tsuzurikata is” emerged.  Moreover, it was difficult to gather the children’s writings from the areas torn in a civil war and/or thrown in a deadlock of decolonization.  In this seminar I would like to think what we can learn from the project full of trial and error.

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DateFriday 25 September 2020
Time 15:00-17:00
VenueZoom meeting room (online)
LanguageJapanese; Simultaneous interpretation available
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PresenterTakeshi Komagome
Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
ContactGlobal Education Office
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