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The Undiscovered Country

Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674492004

Publication Date: 09/15/2014


344 pages

6 x 9 inches

8 line illustrations, 1 map

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  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Translating Orality, Reinventing Authorship: Tales of Tōno
  • 2. Translating Landscape, Rewriting the Travelogue
  • 3. Building a Discipline, Building National Identity: Scholarship as Self-Translation
  • 4. Dialect, Standard Japanese, and Translating Everyday Experience
  • 5. Translating Folk Studies for Children: Education and Disciplinary Politics Revisited
  • Conclusion: The Afterlife of Folk Studies
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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