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By Rebekah Clements

ISBN-10: 1107079829

ISBN-13: 9781107079823

ISBN-10: 1107439167

ISBN-13: 9781107439160

the interpretation of texts has performed a formative position in Japan's historical past of cultural alternate in addition to the advance of literature, and indigenous felony and non secular platforms. this is often the 1st publication of its type, even though, to supply a complete survey of the position of translation in Japan throughout the Tokugawa interval, 1600–1868. by way of interpreting a variety of translations into jap from chinese language, Dutch and different ecu texts, in addition to the interpretation of classical jap into the vernacular, Rebekah Clements unearths the circles of highbrow and political trade that existed in early sleek Japan, arguing that, opposite to well known trust, Japan's 'translation' tradition didn't start within the Meiji interval. studying the 'crisis translation' of army texts in keeping with overseas threats to safeguard within the 19th century, Clements additionally deals clean insights into the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868.

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