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.