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Main Title Translation and the sustainable development goals : cultural contexts in China and Japan /
Author Ji, Meng,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pope, Chris G.,
Publisher Routledge,
Year Published 2019
Call Number HC460.5.Z9E555 2019eb
ISBN 9780429259470; 0429259476; 9780429535130; 0429535139; 9780429521669; 0429521669; 9780429549830; 0429549830
Subjects Sustainable development--China ; Sustainable development--Japan ; Sustainable development--Cross-cultural studies ; Translating and interpreting--Social aspects ; Communication in economic development ; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General ; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development ; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General
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Taylor & Francis
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Contents Notes
Introduction -- The growing sustainability discourse -- Social diffusion of the sustainability discourse -- Current developments towards renewable energy -- Development of clean energy in China and Japan -- Translation of sustainability -- Multi-sectoral interaction for social diffusion of SDGs -- Corpus research methodologies -- Sustainable living discourse in China -- Diffusion of sustainable living discourse in China and Japan -- Conclusion. This book offers insight into the use of empirical diffusionist models for analysis of cross-cultural and cross-national communication, translation and adaptation of the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The book looks at three social analytical instruments of particular utility for the cross-national study of the translation and diffusion of global sustainable development discourses in East Asia (China and Japan). It explains the underlying hypothesis that, in the transmission and adaptation of global SDGs in different national contexts, three large groups of social actors encompassing sources of information, mediating actors and socio-industrial end-users form, shape and contribute to the complex, latent networks of social engagement. It illuminates how the distribution within these networks largely determines the level and breadth of the diffusion of global SDGs and their associated environmentalist norms. This book is an essential read for anyone interested in sustainable growth and development, as well as global environmental politics.