British Romanticism in Asia - The Reception, Translation, and Transformation of Romantic Literature in India and East Asia
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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
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.
"For Romanticists working in Asia, or dealing with the international impact of Romanticism, it will be essential reading." (David Chandler, Essays in English Romanticism, Vol. 44, 2020)