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Asia-Pacific and Literature in English

British Romanticism in Asia

The Reception, Translation, and Transformation of Romantic Literature in India and East Asia

Editors: Watson, Alex, Williams, Laurence (Eds.)

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  • Explores the reception of British Romanticism in India and East Asia
  • Challenges Eurocentric assumptions about literary reception and periodis
  • Offers a new cultural model of scholarship in which “Asian Romanticism” represents an important part of the Romantic literary tradition
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This book examines the reception of British Romanticism in India and East Asia (including China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan). Building on recent scholarship on “Global Romanticism”, it develops a reciprocal, cross-cultural model of scholarship, in which “Asian Romanticism” is recognized as itself an important part of the Romantic literary tradition. It explores the connections between canonical British Romantic authors (including Austen, Blake, Byron, Shelley, and Wordsworth) and prominent Asian writers (including Natsume Sōseki, Rabindranath Tagore, and Xu Zhimo). The essays also challenge Eurocentric assumptions about reception and periodization, exploring how, since the early nineteenth century, British Romanticism has been creatively adapted and transformed by Asian writers.

About the authors

Alex Watson is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory at Nagoya University, Japan, and the author of Romantic Marginality: Nation and Empire on the Borders of the Page (2012). 

Laurence Williams is Associate Professor of English at Sophia University, Japan. He holds a DPhil from Oxford and has previously held Canadian Commonwealth and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science research fellowships.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • British Romanticism in Asia, 1820–1950: Modernity, Tradition, and Transformation in India and East Asia

    Watson, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 1-35

  • The News from India: Emma Roberts and the Construction of Late Romanticism

    Gibson, Mary Ellis

    Pages 39-65

  • Flora Japonica: Linnaean Connections Between Britain and Japan During the Romantic Period

    Wada, Ayako

    Pages 67-91

  • An “Exot” Teacher of Romanticism in Japan: Lafcadio Hearn and the Literature of the Ghostly

    Oishi, Kaz

    Pages 93-118

  • On William Empson’s Romantic Legacy in China

    Jin, Lu

    Pages 119-141

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3001-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3000-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Romanticism in Asia
Book Subtitle
The Reception, Translation, and Transformation of Romantic Literature in India and East Asia
Editors
  • Alex Watson
  • Laurence Williams
Series Title
Asia-Pacific and Literature in English
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3001-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3001-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3000-1
Series ISSN
2524-7638
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 414
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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