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The Resource Translating the West : language and political reason in nineteenth-century Japan, Douglas R. Howland

Translating the West : language and political reason in nineteenth-century Japan, Douglas R. Howland

Label
Translating the West : language and political reason in nineteenth-century Japan
Title
Translating the West
Title remainder
language and political reason in nineteenth-century Japan
Statement of responsibility
Douglas R. Howland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
In this rich and absorbing analysis of the transformation of political thought in nineteenth-century Japan, Douglas Howland examines the transmission to Japan of key concepts--liberty, rights, sovereignty, and society--from Western Europe and the United States. Because Western political concepts did not translate well into their language, Japanese had to invent terminology to engage Western political thought. This work of westernization served to structure historical agency as Japanese leaders undertook the creation of a modern state. Where scholars have previously treated the introduction of Western political thought to Japan as a simple migration of ideas from one culture to another, Howland undertakes an unprecedented integration of the history of political concepts and the semiotics of translation techniques. He demonstrates that Japanese efforts to translate the West must be understood as problems both of language and action--as the creation and circulation of new concepts and the usage of these new concepts in debates about the programs and policies to be implemented in a westernizing Japan. Translating the West will interest scholars of East Asian studies and translation studies and historians of political thought, liberalism, and modernity
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howland, Douglas
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English and Japanese
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Liberalism
  • Japan
  • Civilization
  • Liberalism
  • Political science
  • Japan
  • Taal
  • Politiek
  • HISTORY
Label
Translating the West : language and political reason in nineteenth-century Japan, Douglas R. Howland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Differentiating Right and Sovereignty
  • 6. Representing the People, Imagining Society
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Translation Words
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Conventions
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Project of Enlightened Civilization
  • 3. Translation Techniques and Language
  • 4. Constructing Liberty
Control code
ocn606592855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824842727
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824842727
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225sgjs
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606592855
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Translating the West : language and political reason in nineteenth-century Japan, Douglas R. Howland
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Differentiating Right and Sovereignty
  • 6. Representing the People, Imagining Society
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Translation Words
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Conventions
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Project of Enlightened Civilization
  • 3. Translation Techniques and Language
  • 4. Constructing Liberty
Control code
ocn606592855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824842727
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824842727
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225sgjs
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606592855
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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