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Title Robinson Crusoe in Asia / Steve Clark, Yukari Yoshihara, editors
Published Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2021]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Series Asia-Pacific and literature in English
Asia-Pacific and literature in English.
Contents Introduction -- Defoe and the Problem of the East India Company -- Between Castaways and Traders: Cannibal-cum-Crusoe in Sumatra and Andaman Islands -- Robinson Crusoe in the Context of Travel Narrative of Early Modern England on Asia -- Robinson Crusoe, Improvement and Intellectual Piracy in the Early Enlightenment -- Religious Conversion and the Far East in the Crusoe Trilogy -- Le coeur fou Robinsonne a travers les romans: Crusoes Farther Adventures in the French Robinsonade -- Krusoe Robinsons Adventure: Technology of the Self and Double Consciousness in Joachim Heinrich Campes Robinson der Jungere -- Kicking Away the Gold Coins: Otsuka Hisaos Reading of Robinson Crusoe and the "Human Archetype" of Post-War Japan -- Transforming and Translating the Novel Form: The Examples of Daniel Defoe and Lin Shu -- The Boy and the Sea: Translating Robinson Crusoe in Early Twentieth-Century Korea -- "I must endure courageously and manfully" Robinson Crusoe Translated by Minami Yoichiro and its Influence on Later Translations in Post-War Japan -- Robinsonades in Japan: Colonial Fantasy, Survivalist Narrative, and Homo Economicus -- Crusoe Comes to Caramoan: The Survival of American Cultural Imperialism in the Philippines
Summary This collection of essays expands the study of that immensely widely read and much-adapted novel, beyond the first book The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (usually known simply as Robinson Crusoe) to take in the far less well-known Farther Adventures and the almost unread Serious Reflections, beyond Defoes texts, to their re-writing and adaptation and beyond the Atlantic and South American context to an Asian and Pacific context. The essays consider both how Asia is represented in the books (in terms of politics, economics, religion), and how the book has been received, adapted, and taught, particularly in Asian contexts
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed December 29, 2021)
SUBJECT Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Robinson Crusoe.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Farther adventures of Robinson Crusoe.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 -- Adaptations
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. fast (OCoLC)fst00035233
Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Defoe, Daniel) fast (OCoLC)fst02058953
Farther adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Defoe, Daniel) fast (OCoLC)fst01370216
Robinson Crusoe (Defoe, Daniel) fast (OCoLC)fst01356143
Subject Literature: history & criticism.
Cultural studies.
Literary Criticism -- Asian -- General.
Social Science -- General.
SUBJECT Asia -- In literature
Subject Asia.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, S. H. (Steven H.), 1957- editor.
Yoshihara, Yukari, editor.
ISBN 9789811640513