Project Overview

Sensation and Satire: Scanlation Part III

Faculty Sponsor

John Crespi (


East Asian Languages and Literatures


Invented by fans of Japanese manga, scanlation refers to scanning, translation, and Photoshop editing of image-text publications in order to make them legible to wider audiences. This summer fellowship involves the use of Photoshop and other digital tools to help scanlate a full issue of a 1920s or 1930s Chinese illustrated satire magazine into English. The student fellow’s role will be both technical and artistic as we work together on tasks such as choosing appropriate period typefaces, resizing images, mirroring page layouts, and reproducing the look of handwritten script.

Student Qualifications

1) Chinese language ability (native speaker preferred); 2) patient attention to detail; 3) ability to work independently. Experience with Photoshop is not essential, but the ideal candidate will possess a strong general facility with digital technology as well as some artistic flair.

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

8 weeks

Applications open on 01/15/2017 and close on 02/07/2017

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