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SCHOLAR ON ODYSSEY OF TRANSLATING `ULYSSES' INTO CHINESE

Jin Di has been on an odyssey of his own since fellow scholars in China asked him 10 years ago to do the seemingly impossible: translate James Joyce's "Ulysses" into Chinese.

With few Joyce scholars or books in his country to guide him, Jin has used his wanderings outside China and correspondence with an expert at Yale to learn enough about the novel to begin to translate it."Ulysses," which Joyce wrote from 1914 through 1921, has been translated into a dozen languages.