Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 19, Issue 1, 2022

Conceptual History: China, Asia, and the Global

Liwei Chen
Pages 47-62

A Study of the Linguistic and Conceptual Development of Diguo zhuyi (Imperialism)

This article first describes how the classical Chinese word diguo 帝国 was used in Japan as a translation of the Dutch language and thus into English, and then looks at the establishment and use of the term Diguo zhuyi (imperialism) in Japan. Finally, it describes how the Chinese language media in Japan, the Qingyi Bao, was quickly converted into a Chinese concept by translating the Japanese newspaper.