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Thomas M. Hunter

Thomas M Hunter lectures in Sanskrit and South-Southeast Asian Studies for the Department of Asian Studies of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to joining UBC he worked for over twenty years guiding students from North America in their study abroad programs in Indonesia and India. He has been a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1996) and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2006-7). His many publications focusing on the ancient literature in Sanskrit and Kawi (Old Javanese) and on modern Indonesian literature include: Blossoms of Longing: Poems of Longing and Regret Translated from the Ancient Javanese, (1998, Lontar Foundation) Indo as Other: Identity, Anxiety and Ambiguity in Salah Asuhan (2002), The Poetics of Grammar in the Javano-Balinese Tradition (2005), Yati, a Structural Principle in Old Javanese Versification (2009), and Translation in a World of Diglossia (2010).

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