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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 function in Japan's historical past of cultural alternate in addition to the improvement of literature, and indigenous criminal and non secular platforms. this is often the 1st publication of its type, notwithstanding, to provide a entire survey of the position of translation in Japan throughout the Tokugawa interval, 1600–1868. by means of reading a variety of translations into jap from chinese language, Dutch and different eu texts, in addition to the interpretation of classical eastern into the vernacular, Rebekah Clements finds 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 commence within the Meiji interval. interpreting the 'crisis translation' of army texts in line with overseas 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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