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Translating Kōminka: shaping narratives of Japanese rule in Taiwan through translation post-1975

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This thesis explores the role of translators in shaping historical, political and cultural narratives of Japanese colonial rule in Taiwan (1895-1945). It focuses on the translation into Mandarin Chinese of Japanese-language texts written by Taiwanese women between 1934 and 1943, drawing on a corpus of short stories and literary essays with themes ranging from infertility and free love to the choice between a life of work and life as a housewife. The circumstances of their publication gives th...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Programme:
Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Training Program
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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