Self Through the Other

Self Through the Other

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chevron_rightLanguages and Cultures of the Middle and Far East

Language
en

ISBN (ebook)
978-88-6969-237-6

ISSN Arts and Literature
chevron_right 2610-8992

e-ISSN Arts and Literature
chevron_right 2610-9425

Date of publication
20 Sep 2018

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Ca’ Foscari Japanese Studies | 9

Self Through the Other
Production, Circulation and Reception in Italy of Sixteenth-Century Printed Sources on Japan

Sonia Favi
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
sonia.favi@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-237-6

Abstract

The book focuses on the editorial fortune of and on the imaginary built by sixteenth-century European lay and missionary sources on Japan. The author examines the cultural and economic processes that led to the circulation, or, in some cases, the lack of circulation of the sources. By exploring the interplay, in their contents, between ‘factuality’ and ‘myth’, between ‘classical imagery’ and ‘current observation’, she investigates the way their depiction of ‘Japan’ reflects ‘European’ self-images and desires. Finally, using the Italian editorial world – dominating the European book market at that time – as a case study, the author analyses the published sources from the perspective of historical bibliography, evaluating their impact on the readership.

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Favi Sonia

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Self Through the Other

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Book

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en

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The book focuses on the editorial fortune of and on the imaginary built by sixteenth-century European lay and missionary sources on Japan. The author examines the cultural and economic processes that led to the circulation, or, in some cases, the lack of circulation of the sources. By exploring the interplay, in their contents, between ‘factuality’ and ‘myth’, between ‘classical imagery’ and ‘current observation’, she investigates the way their depiction of ‘Japan’ reflects ‘European’ self-images and desires. Finally, using the Italian editorial world – dominating the European book market at that time – as a case study, the author analyses the published sources from the perspective of historical bibliography, evaluating their impact on the readership.

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Ca’ Foscari Japanese Studies

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Arts and Literature

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-09-20

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None

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-237-6

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2610-8976

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2610-9395

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978-88-6969-237-6

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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