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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 heritage of cultural alternate in addition to the improvement of literature, and indigenous felony and spiritual structures. this can be the 1st e-book of its variety, even though, to provide a accomplished survey of the position of translation in Japan throughout the Tokugawa interval, 1600–1868. via studying a variety of translations into jap from chinese language, Dutch and different eu texts, in addition to the interpretation of classical jap into the vernacular, Rebekah Clements finds the circles of highbrow and political trade that existed in early smooth 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 in accordance with foreign threats to defense within the 19th century, Clements additionally bargains clean insights into the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868.

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