By J. Miller
This booklet examines 3 examples of overdue nineteenth-century eastern diversifications of Western literature: a biography of U.S. provide recasting him as a jap warrior, a Victorian novel reset as oral functionality, and an American melodrama redone as a serialized novel selling the reform of jap theater. Written from a comparative point of view, it argues that model (hon'an) used to be a sound type of modern jap translation that fostered inventive appropriation throughout many genres and between a various team of writers and artists. additionally, it invitations readers to think again variation within the context of translation idea.
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One of the most striking aspects of this illustration is the absence of the handshake. ) that famous event. Grant and the Emperor (with their spouses) face each other across the room. In the foreground Grant (dark on light background) and the Empress (light on shadowed background) reﬂect the contrasts between the United States (male, yang) and Japan (female, yin). Grant’s proﬁle partly obscures that of his wife, and his slight bow suggests respectful deference. The Emperor retains a formal, reserved posture just behind the Empress, whose open arms and slight bow suggest warmth and openness.
In many cases the narrative surrounding the illustrations serves to expand on the illustrated images, while at times Young waxes philosophical, political, or even personal. In his descriptions of the masses, Young reveals an eye for detail similar to that found in the illustrations. A trained journalist, he is quick to notice details that make for good press, particularly in dispatches forwarded from an exotic locale like Japan. Below, a description of their side trip to Shizuoka: The whole town was out, and every house displayed the Japanese ﬂag.
Paul’s dome. Robun elaborates on London Bridge and the Tower, and a tunnel that allows one to pass underneath the Thames. Their sightseeing done, Grant’s entourage crossed over to France. Robun then lists statistics for Paris: its population (largest in Europe), area (a third of London), famous neighborhoods, topography (straddles the 52 S Adaptations of Western Literature in Meiji Japan Seine), numerous bridges, and some of the more famous sights. After Grant met with the president of France, he paid honor at the grave of Napoleon I and visited the French Parliament building, the Place Vendôme, with its statue of Napoleon, as well as the Pont Neuf with its equestrian statue of Henri IV.
Adaptations of Western Literature in Meiji Japan by J. Miller