Download PDF by Rebekah Clements: A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan

By Rebekah Clements

the interpretation of texts has performed a formative position in Japan's heritage of cultural trade in addition to the improvement of literature, and indigenous felony and spiritual structures. this can be the 1st e-book of its variety, in spite of the fact that, to supply a accomplished survey of the function of translation in Japan through the Tokugawa interval, 1600–1868. via interpreting quite a lot of translations into eastern from chinese language, Dutch and different ecu texts, in addition to the interpretation of classical eastern into the vernacular, Rebekah Clements unearths the circles of highbrow and political alternate that existed in early sleek Japan, arguing that, opposite to renowned trust, Japan's 'translation' tradition didn't start within the Meiji interval. studying the 'crisis translation' of army texts according to foreign threats to protection within the 19th century, Clements additionally deals clean insights into the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868.

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