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By Rebekah Clements

the interpretation of texts has performed a formative function in Japan's background of cultural alternate in addition to the improvement of literature, and indigenous criminal and spiritual structures. this is often the 1st e-book of its variety, notwithstanding, to provide a entire survey of the position of translation in Japan throughout the Tokugawa interval, 1600–1868. by means of interpreting quite a lot of translations into jap from chinese language, Dutch and different ecu 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 smooth Japan, arguing that, opposite to well known trust, Japan's 'translation' tradition didn't start within the Meiji interval. reading 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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