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The Dumbarton Oaks Anthology of Chinese Garden Literature

Duncan Campbell, Australian National University, Summer Fellow 2012
My fellowship time was spent editing an anthology of translations of Chinese garden literature to be published by Dumbarton Oaks. The anthology features both prose and poetry in a variety of genres, from the Tang Dynasty (618–907) until the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911). My tasks involved selecting material for the anthology from a larger body of material that had been developed over the project’s decade-long duration; supplementing this material with texts that were initially not under consideration but that needed to be included; editing all the translated texts included in the anthology; drafting the introductory material (both to chapters and to individual items); choosing images to accompany the translations; and preparing the front and back matter (chronology, glossary, and permissions list).