Nana Sato-Rossberg is Lecturer in the School of Languages and Communication Studies at University of East Anglia, UK Judy Wakabayashi is Professor in Japanese Translation, Kent State University, USA.
With its unique history and cultural make-up, Japan challenges Western preconceptions about such things as translation, script, identity, modernity and cross-lingual interpretation. In turn, the Japanese case both enriches and broadens international translation studies. This collection testifies to a wealth of material and ideas that are only just beginning to be explored. It will be of interest not only to specialists in translation and interpreting but also to students of literature, anthropology, education, intellectual and disciplinary history, migrant writing and computing. -- Professor Theo Hermans, University College London, UK