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Katsuo Nawa: Triangulating the Nation State through Translation. Some Reflections on Nation, Ethnicity, Religion and Language in Modern Japan, Germany and Nepal, pp. 11-31

This paper is an attempt at expanding and problematizing the Japan-German com­parison of “nation state” in terms of religion, language, and ethnicity, by using Nepal as the third reference point. The main question raised concerns the translatability and effects of actual translation of four western concepts in the process of the spread of national­ism and the nation state: “nation state”, “religion”, “ethnicity” and “language”.

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