Translating ‘Nation’ into Japanese during the Modernization of Japan: Dynamics of Translation as a Social and Interactional Practice
Mino Saito (Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan) and Mutsuko Tsuboi (Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan)
Meta: Journal des traducteurs / Meta: Translators’ Journal
Volume 60, numéro 2, août 2015, p. 369
This article focuses on the translation of the term ‘nation’ into Japanese during the Meiji period (1868-1912). It explores the dynamics of translation practice as an interaction occurring in sociocultural and historical contexts.
The discussion revisits the roles played by translation in the modernization of Japan.