Haruo Shirane Faculty Profile

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO JAPANESE LITERATURE

PART XI
OTHER RECOMMENDED WEB SITES

 

 

University of Virginia Japanese Text Initiative. http://etext.Virginia.EDU/japanese/
The best database for searching and downloading Japanese literary texts (almost 70 texts at this point), including modern texts. Full word searches possible.        

Kokubungaku shiryōkan (National Institute of Japanese Literature).
http://www.nijl.ac.jp/
The most important source for texts and bibliographic information on Japanese literature, particularly pre-modern. Of special value is the data of the Nihon koten bungaku taikei and the bibliography on Japanese literature scholarship. Publisher of the Kokubungaku nenkan.

1. Nara ehon database (image).
http://www.nijl.ac.jp/~kiban-s/html/contents/detabase/naraehongazou_nijl.html
2. Nihon koten bungaku taikei database (full-text).http://base3.nijl.ac.jp/Rcgi-bin/hon_home.cgi
Contains the 560 texts of pre-modern Japanese literature in the Nihon koten bungaku taikei published by Iwanami Shoten.  Word searches. The footnotes have been stripped and the text is marked, making it difficult to use for reading. Requires registration.
3. Nihon Kotenseki sôgô Mokuroku database http://base1.nijl.ac.jp/~tkoten/about.html
4. Bunken chôsa kâdo database http://base1.nijl.ac.jp/~chosa/
5. Kindai bunken databases http://school.nijl.ac.jp/kindai/
       a. Kindai bunken gazô database (image) http://school.nijl.ac.jp/kindai/kindaiDB.html
       b. Kindai shoshi database (catalogue)http://192.244.21.24:591/kindai_shoshi/search.html
       c. Meijiki shuppan kôkoku database (full-text) http://192.244.21.24/ad/search.php
6. Kokusho zasshisho mokuroku OPAC database (catalogue) http://opac.nijl.ac.jp/
7. Micro-digital shiryô wakosho shozô mokuroku database (catalogue)
http://base1.nijl.ac.jp/~micro/about.html
8. Ōshû shozai nihon kosho sôgô mokuroku Union Catalogue of Early Japanese Books in Europe (catalogue)
http://base1.nijl.ac.jp/infolib/meta_pub/OSHDefault.exe?DB_ID=G0000302OSH&GRP_ID=G0000302&DEF_XSL=eng&IS_TYPE=csv&IS_STYLE=eng
9. Kokubungaku ronbun mokuroku database http://www.nijl.ac.jp/bunseki/index.html
Very useful, for looking up articles and books on Japanese literature.
10. Shiryôkan shûzô shiryô database http://archives.nijl.ac.jp/db/holdingsnav.php
11. Shiryô shozaijyôhô kensaku sisutemu database 
http://world.nijl.ac.jp/~siryou/cgi-bin/sindbad/sindbad_top.cgi
12. Shiryô jyôhô kyôyûka database http://history.nijl.ac.jp/db/akyoyu/akyoyu_top.htm


PMJS (premodern Japanese studies) is an interdisciplinary forum for those doing research into earlier periods of Japanese art, culture, history, religion and literature. Includes a bibliography on translation and useful links. http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~pmjs/

Waseda Engeki Hakubutsukan. http://www.waseda.ac.jp/enpaku/index-e.html
A very good site for drama, especially jøruri and kabuki, and includes a large database of kabuki prints.        

Kyoto daigaku deshin toshokan: kichō shiryø gazø. http://edb.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/exhibit/index.html
Source for visual materials related to Japanese literature and history.

For more information, see Satoko Naito's report on the NIJL databases at:
http://www.columbia.edu/~hds2/BIB95/03NIJL_databases_naito.htm.
There is also an earlier report by Satoko Shimazaki on full-text databases of premodern literature at literature http://www.columbia.edu/~hds2/BIB95/00e-texts_shimazaki.htm.

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INTRODUCTION

PART I
MULTI-VOLUME COMPENDIA OF JAPANESE LITERATURE


PART II
MODERN SCHOLARSHIP


PART III
LITERATURE DICTIONARIES


PART IV
LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES


PART V
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES AND LITERARY HISTORY


PART VI
ENGLISH REFERENCE AND TRANSLATION


PART VII
ENCYCLOPEDIAS


PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS


PART IX


PART X


PART XI

 

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