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Martin Nordeborg

Senior lecturer

Martin Nordeborg
Senior lecturer
Subject: Japanese. Director of studies for French and Chinese
martin.nordeborg@sprak.gu.se
+46 31 786 5259

Room number: G406
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 Göteborg

About Martin Nordeborg

Director of studies for African languages, Slavic languages, Japanese and Chinese, member of the Department board, teacher of Japanese

  • Visits: By agreement
     

Background/Research

My PhD thesis dealt with the first Japanese primary school reader, published in 1873, which was in fact a translation of an American primer. In the framework of the nation-building process it was interesting to see the role of this book and especially how religious concepts were translated at a time when freedom of religion had just been announced that same year. After my dissertation I continued to examine the Japanese translation of the Bible.

Gender and language in Japan is also part of my research and I have combined this with my interest in translation studies. Recently I presented a study on the Japanese translation of Miss Julie by August Strindberg. When the play was first staged in Japan in the 1920s, the role of women in society was being contested, and the question is how the translation from Swedish into Japanese dealt with the issue and how later translations have adapted to changes in Japanese society.

Finally, originally a junior high school teacher, I have done research on literary texts used in Japanese schools but also fiction consumed by young people in their free time, such as the cell-phone novels.

Latest publications

Translated Western plays as a symbol of modernity in Japan of the 1920s
Martin Nordeborg
East Asian Theatres Traditions- Inspirations- European/Polish Contexts / Maurycy Gawarski, Beata Kubiak Ho-Chi, Ewa Rynarzewska (eds.), Torún, Polen, Tako Publishing House, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

When Miss Julie met Confucius – Translating Strindberg in early 20th century Japan
Martin Nordeborg
La langue dans la littérature, la littérature dans la langue : textes réunis en hommage à Eva Ahlstedt / édités par Ingmar Söhrman et Katharina Vajta, Göteborg, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Skapandet av Japan och det japanska: Nationalism och minoriteter
Martin Nordeborg, Carl Cassegård
Japan nu: strömningar och perspektiv / Linus Hagström och Pia Moberg (red.), Stockholm, Carlsson bokförlag, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Med tunga ryggsäckar mot en ljusnande framtid? Utbildning och lärande i Japan
Martin Nordeborg
Japan nu: strömningar och perspektiv / Linus Hagström och Pia Moberg (red.), Stockholm, Carlsson , Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Confucian Frosting on a Christian Cake-The Translation of an American Primer in Meiji Japan
Martin Nordeborg
Japanese Language and Literature, Journal article 2009
Journal article

No future?
Martin Nordeborg
NAJS (Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society) Conference, Lund, Conference contribution 2007
Conference contribution

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2017

Translated Western plays as a symbol of modernity in Japan of the 1920s
Martin Nordeborg
East Asian Theatres Traditions- Inspirations- European/Polish Contexts / Maurycy Gawarski, Beata Kubiak Ho-Chi, Ewa Rynarzewska (eds.), Torún, Polen, Tako Publishing House, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2014

When Miss Julie met Confucius – Translating Strindberg in early 20th century Japan
Martin Nordeborg
La langue dans la littérature, la littérature dans la langue : textes réunis en hommage à Eva Ahlstedt / édités par Ingmar Söhrman et Katharina Vajta, Göteborg, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

2012

Skapandet av Japan och det japanska: Nationalism och minoriteter
Martin Nordeborg, Carl Cassegård
Japan nu: strömningar och perspektiv / Linus Hagström och Pia Moberg (red.), Stockholm, Carlsson bokförlag, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Med tunga ryggsäckar mot en ljusnande framtid? Utbildning och lärande i Japan
Martin Nordeborg
Japan nu: strömningar och perspektiv / Linus Hagström och Pia Moberg (red.), Stockholm, Carlsson , Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

2011

2009

Confucian Frosting on a Christian Cake-The Translation of an American Primer in Meiji Japan
Martin Nordeborg
Japanese Language and Literature, Journal article 2009
Journal article

2007

No future?
Martin Nordeborg
NAJS (Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society) Conference, Lund, Conference contribution 2007
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 13

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