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Translating Japan, Translating the West (JAPAN 221)

  • Not Offered

3 - 4 units

Letter or Credit/No Credit

Translation lies at the heart of all intercultural exchange. This course introduces students to the specific ways in which translation has shaped the image of Japan in the West, the image of the West in Japan, and Japan's self-image in the modern period. What texts and concepts were translated by each side, how, and to what effect? No prior knowledge of Japanese language necessary.


  • WAY-A-II

  • GER:DB-Hum

  • WAY-ED


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