International Perspectives on Translation, Education and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies

  • David G. Hebert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Keynotes on Cultural Change

  3. Translational Issues in Literature

  4. Analyses of Korean and Japanese Languages

  5. Language Education

  6. Innovation in the Professions

  7. The Arts in Innovative Societies

About this book


This book studies the three concepts of translation, education and innovation from a Nordic and international perspective on Japanese and Korean societies. It presents findings from pioneering research into cultural translation, Japanese and Korean linguistics, urban development, traditional arts, and related fields. Across recent decades, Northern European scholars have shown increasing interest in East Asia. Even though they are situated on opposite sides of the Eurasia landmass, the Nordic nations have a great deal in common with Japan and Korea, including vibrant cultural traditions, strong educational systems, and productive social democratic economies. Taking a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach, and in addition to the examination of the three key concepts, the book explores several additional intersecting themes, including sustainability, nature, humour, aesthetics, cultural survival and social change, discourse and representation.

This book offers a collection of original interdisciplinary research from the 25th anniversary conference of the Nordic Association for Japanese and Korean Studies (2013). Its 21 chapters are divided into five parts according to interdisciplinary themes: Translational Issues in Literature, Analyses of Korean and Japanese Languages, Language Education, Innovation and New Perspectives on Culture, and The Arts in Innovative Societies.


Analyses of Korean and Japanese Languages Changing Masculinity in the Post-Traumatic Japan Contrastive Analysis of Japanese Literary Translations Emotional Discourse Analysis (EDA) Innovation and New Perspectives on Culture Intercultural Understanding Japanese Languages and Traditional Arts Korean Computer Mediated Language Korean Languages and Traditional Arts National Legislation in Japan and Korea Organic Food Movement in Japan Teaching of Japanese Epistemic Translational Issues in Literature

Editors and affiliations

  • David G. Hebert
    • 1
  1. 1.Grieg Academy Music Education (GAME) Research GroupWestern Norway University of Applied Sciences BergenNorway

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