- 東京女子大学比較文化研究所紀要 (ISSN:05638186)
- vol.72, pp.1-16, 2011-01-01
This paper considers the thoughts of Japanese people and an aspect of language through the unique circumstances of reading Aesop's Fables in Chinese. Aesop's Fables have been translated into various languages and published in many countries from ancient times till the present day. Although the first translation of this work was published in Japan and China by the Jesuits in the 16th and 17th centuries, a new translation did not appear for a long time after that.