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Vladislav Zhukov

Vladislav Vitalyevich Zhukov is an experienced translator whose publications include a verse rendering of the Vietnamese epic Kim Vân Kieu. He was a rifleman-interpreter with the Australian Army in South Vietnam and began learning Indonesian with the New Zealand Army during Southeast Asian postings. He has degrees in languages and Asian Studies, and was a student at Gadjah Mada University in 1992, the year Para Priyayi was published, and while Professor Kayam taught there at the School of Letters. Now more or less rusticated at Mount Wilson, NSW, after an active life that has seen him reside, work and study in a number of countries, the translator has taken his retirement as an opportunity to make available to the English reader this long-admired Indonesian novel.

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