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Japan and the West: A Journey through Time and Translation

Benediktsdottir, Ásdis LU (2012) JAPK11 20121
Japanese Studies
Abstract
This essay is a comparative overview of translation theory in Japan and the West from a historical perspective, beginning with the considerations of Cicero and ending with the turn towards literal translation in Japan in the late 19th century. The aim is to find similarities in the development of, and attitudes toward, translation traditions between the West and Japan. The first part of the essay is dedicated to Western translation theory and development, followed by the evolution of translation in Japan. Last, a discussion of the similarities found between the two disciplines, followed by the conclusion that, amongst other things, the attitudes towards translation in the literal vs. free debate were basically identical up until the end of... (More)
This essay is a comparative overview of translation theory in Japan and the West from a historical perspective, beginning with the considerations of Cicero and ending with the turn towards literal translation in Japan in the late 19th century. The aim is to find similarities in the development of, and attitudes toward, translation traditions between the West and Japan. The first part of the essay is dedicated to Western translation theory and development, followed by the evolution of translation in Japan. Last, a discussion of the similarities found between the two disciplines, followed by the conclusion that, amongst other things, the attitudes towards translation in the literal vs. free debate were basically identical up until the end of the 19th century. (Less)
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author
Benediktsdottir, Ásdis LU
supervisor
organization
course
JAPK11 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Translation theory, Translation history, Japanese translation
language
English
id
2798190
date added to LUP
2012-07-02 16:37:38
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2012-07-02 16:37:38
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  abstract     = {This essay is a comparative overview of translation theory in Japan and the West from a historical perspective, beginning with the considerations of Cicero and ending with the turn towards literal translation in Japan in the late 19th century. The aim is to find similarities in the development of, and attitudes toward, translation traditions between the West and Japan. The first part of the essay is dedicated to Western translation theory and development, followed by the evolution of translation in Japan. Last, a discussion of the similarities found between the two disciplines, followed by the conclusion that, amongst other things, the attitudes towards translation in the literal vs. free debate were basically identical up until the end of the 19th century.},
  author       = {Benediktsdottir, Ásdis},
  keyword      = {Translation theory,Translation history,Japanese translation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Japan and the West: A Journey through Time and Translation},
  year         = {2012},
}