Haruo Shirane Faculty Profile

 

Haruo Shirane

Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University, New York City

 

 


Education

B.A. in English literature and Oriental Studies from Columbia College (1974, Magna cum laude); MA (1977) in Japanese literature from University of Michigan; PhD (1983) in Japanese literature from Columbia University.

Disciplinary Interests

Japanese literature and cultural history, particularly classical and early modern literature, with special interest in prose fiction, poetry, and literary theory; the interaction between popular and elite cultures; issues of cultural memory and language; ecocriticism and cultural constructions of nature.

Contact

407 Kent Hall, Dept. East Asian Lang. & Cultures
Columbia University, NY., NY. 10027.
Tel. 212-854-5027
Fax. 212-678-8629
Email: hs14@columbia.edu

BOOKS IN ENGLISH

BOOKS IN JAPANESE

EDITOR OF SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES

 

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By Kyosen, Murasaki Shikibu at Ishiyama Temple

 

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO JAPANESE LITERATURE

Haruo Shirane, Columbia University
(With the aid of many Japanese literature PhD students over the years)

INTRODUCTION

GENERAL REMARKS: CLASSICAL AND MODERN
PRE‑MODERN LITERATURE
MODERN LITERATURE

PART I
MULTI-VOLUME COMPENDIA OF JAPANESE LITERATURE

PREMODERN COLLECTIONS
MODERN COLLECTIONS
WAKA COMPENDIA
OTHER IMPORTANT LITERARY COMPENDIA BY GENRE
GUIDES TO ZENSHÛ AND SERIAL COLLECTIONS
FASCIMILE EDITIONS AND EARLY-MODERN MOVEABLE TYPE BOOKS (HANPON)

PART II
MODERN SCHOLARSHIP

JOURNALS AND COLLECTIONS OF ARTICLES
BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF MODERN SCHOLARSHIP

PART III
LITERATURE DICTIONARIES

GENERAL JAPANESE LITERATURE AND RESEARCH REFERENCE DICTIONARIES
LITERARY DICTIONARIES BY PERIOD
GENRE DICTIONARIES
EDO PERIOD GENRE DICTIONARIES
DRAMA, PERFORMANCE DICTIONARIES
BASIC SOURCES FOR CHINESE REFERENCES AND SINO-JAPANESE LITERATURE
LITERARY CHARACTERS, LEGENDARY FIGURES, AND LEGENDS REFERENCES

PART IV
LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES

GENERAL JAPANESE LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES
GENERAL CLASSICAL JAPANESE DICTIONARIES
JAPANESE LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES BY PERIOD
JAPANESE GRAMMAR DICTIONARIES, PARTICULARLY CLASSICAL
CHINESE-JAPANESE CHARACTER DICTIONARIES
ELECTRONIC KANJI DICTIONARIES
WAKA, POETIC WORDS, AND LITERARY PLACES DICTIONARIES
GAIRAIGO AND CURRENT WORD DICTIONARIES
PROVERB DICTIONARIES

PART V
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES AND LITERARY HISTORY

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES
LITERARY HISTORIES

PART VI
ENGLISH REFERENCE AND TRANSLATION

TRANSLATIONS OF JAPANESE LITERATURE AND REFERENCE WORKS IN ENGLISH
FOR TRANSLATING PREMODERN OFFICIAL TITLES AND RANKS

PART VII
ENCYCLOPEDIAS

JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIAS

PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS

ON THE CITY OF EDO AND EDO CULTURE

PART IX

CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORY, WORLD LITERATURE

PART X

GENERAL ENGLISH-LANGUAGE BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDES
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE JOURNALS AVAILABLE ONLINE

PART XI

OTHER RECOMMENDED WEB SITES

 


Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University