Cécile Sakai#


Cécile Sakai
Email:cecile.sakai 'at' univ-paris-diderot.fr
Membership Number:5088
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:csakai
Elected:2019
Homepage: https://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr



Present and Previous Positions
  • 09/2019 Professor at Paris Diderot University, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (on return)
  • 09/2016 - 08/2019 Director of the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison franco-japonaise (Tokyo, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CNRS)
  • 12/2014 - 01/2015 Visiting Professor, Tokyo University, Department of Culture and Representation
  • 03/2014 - 08/2016 Elected Administrator of the Central Council of Paris Diderot University
  • 3-19/07/2011 Visiting Professor, National Institute of Japanese Literature (Kokubungaku Kenkyû shiryôkan)
  • 05/2007 - 06/2009 Vice-President of Paris Diderot University, in charge of Cultural and Student Affairs.
  • 09/2006 - 01/2007 Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Institute for Research in Humanities.
  • 01/2001 - 01/2006 Dean of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • 09/2000 - 08/2016 Professor at Paris Diderot University, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • 09/1988 - 08/2000 Assistant Professor at Paris Diderot University, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and member of the CRCAO (Centre de Recherche sur les Civilisations de l'Asie Orientale)
  • 09/1983 - 08/1988 Lecturer in Japanese at Paris Diderot University and Sorbonne nouvelle University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Modern Japanese literature
  • Sociology of literature
  • Poetics
  • Translation
  • Translation studies

Honours and Awards
  • 1997 Prize for Research on Popular Literature (Japan)
  • 1998 Konishi Prize for Literary Translation (for the Translators group of Tanizaki’s Pléiade edition, Japan)
  • 2001 Konishi Prize for Literary Translation (with Anne Bayard-Sakai, for the Translation of Enchi Fumiko’s Onnazaka, Japan)
  • July 2019 Ordre National du Mérite (Chevalier)

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