Mark Twain in Japan: The Cultural Reception of an American Icon

Mark Twain in Japan: The Cultural Reception of an American Icon

Tsuyoshi Ishihara

top recognized for his sharp wit and his portrayals of lifestyles alongside the banks of the Mississippi River, Mark Twain is certainly an American icon, and lots of students have tested how he and his paintings are perceived within the usa. In Mark Twain in Japan, despite the fact that, Tsuyoshi Ishihara explores how Twain’s uniquely American paintings is considered in a very diversified culture.

Mark Twain in Japan addresses 3 central parts. First, the writer considers eastern translations of Twain’s books, that have been ignored by means of students yet that have had an important influence at the formation of the general public picture of Twain and his works in Japan. moment, he discusses the ways that conventional and modern eastern tradition have reworked Twain’s originals and formed eastern variations. ultimately, he makes use of the instance of Twain in Japan as a motor vehicle to delve into the complexity of yankee cultural impacts on different international locations, hard the simplistic one-way version of “cultural imperialism.” Ishihara builds at the fresh paintings of alternative researchers who've tested such types of yankee cultural imperialism and located them short of. the truth is that different international locations occasionally exhibit their autonomy through remodeling, distorting, and rejecting facets of yank tradition, and Ishihara explains how this is often no much less actual relating to Twain.

Featuring a wealth of data on how the japanese have appeared Twain through the years, this ebook bargains either a historical past lesson on Japanese-American kin and a radical research of the “Japanization” of Mark Twain, as Ishihara provides his voice to the turning out to be overseas refrain of students who emphasize the worldwide localization of yank tradition. whereas the ebook will certainly be of curiosity to Twain students, it will also attract different teams, rather these attracted to pop culture, jap tradition, juvenile literature, movie, animation, and globalization of yank tradition.

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