Edited, Haruo Shirane, Columbia University, TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION PART I PART II PART III PART IV PART V PART VI PART VII PART VIII PART IX PART X Texts and Multi-volume Compendia Modern Scholarship Literature Dictionaries Language Dictionaries Dating and Literary History English Reference and Translation Encyclopedias Bibliographic Guides in English Contemporary Theory and Methodology Web Site and Internet Uses

The vast amount of scholarly research published each year on all periods of Japanese literature makes "keeping up" a daunting task, even for the most assid uous of bibliographers. One of the major ills that plagues the academic wo rld in Japan is the fact that much of the latest scholarship, often of the highest quality, lies buried and inaccessible in the pages of the myriad kiy Ç and journals published by various universities and institutions. For a start, however, the follow ing hints shou ld be useful.

PRE-MODERN LITERATURE : Depending on your object, there are several paths to be followed in undertaking a bibliographic search. If you are beginning work with a particular tex t you haven't

encountered before, and need to start from square on e, the following steps should be useful. 1.Look up the work and author in the Nihon koten bungaku kenky ã shi d aijiten (Benseisha) or the older Nihon koten bungaku daijiten (Iwanami shoten). For certain genres, Kenky ã shiry Ç Nihon koten bunga ku (Meiji shoin) is also helpfu l. 2. Go to the most recent special edition on the text, issue, or genre in question in Kokubungaku: kaishaku to kansh Ç or Kokubungaku: Kaishaku to ky Ç zai no kenky ã journals. 3. Look at the essays and bibliographies in the appropriate volume of standard compendia such as Shin koten bungaku taikei, Shin Nihon koten b ung aku taikei, Shinpen Nihon koten bungaku zensh ã , Nihon koten bungaku taikei and Nihon koten bungaku zensh ã . 4.Look at standard literary histories such as the Shinpen Nihon bungakushi or Nihon bungeishi, which provide context and bibliographic information. 5. Try the appropriate hikkei for a quick and convenient overview of recent criticism (or look in the Shin koten bungaku kenky ã hikkei for overall view).

6. You m ay also want to look at the appropriate volum e, if available, of the Nihon bungaku kenky ã shiry Ç sÇ sho (Y ã seid Ç , 1969--), which provide selected articles on particular genres, authors, or works, and include useful bibliograp hies and histories of research. 7. To find out the state of the field on a particular author, text, or topic, look at the Kokubungaku nenkan. Kokubu ngaku Kenkyã Shiry Ç kan, 1979-annual. Call no.: [REF] PL 7 01 .K82. It contains a

comprehensive overview of each year's new scholarship in the field of Japanese literature and is well indexed and categorized . Look at the last fifteen to twenty years. A good companion volume to see the actual articles mentioned in the Kokubungaku nenkan is the Kokubungaku nenjibetsu ronbunsha . 1980-. Call. No. PL 726.35 K597. This contains the actual journal articles in condensed print from hard to get journals and kiy Ç . The volum es are divid ed by historical period (chã sei, etc.) and year for easy access. The series leaves ou t those major journals (such as Bungaku, K aishaku to kansho) that can be easily accessed. 8. If you have little time and wan t to bypass m ost of the above, you can turn to the Kan sh Ç Nihon koten bungaku series or the Kenky ã shiry Ç Nihon koten bungaku (Meiji shoin) both of which contain

extensive excerpts from the text, connected by summaries of plot, and accompanied by modern translation, glossary, and commentary. 9. For those who are teaching undergraduates, Japanese Literature in Foreign Languages: 19451990 can help you find translations into Western languages. For historical overviews and English-language bibliography, the relevant volume of the Asian Literature Bibliography series may be useful. A literary history in English can also be found in Donald Keene's Seeds in the H eart and Wo rld W ithin Walls ..

MODERN LITERATURE: There are several importance resources for research on modern Japanese literature. For scholarship old and new , the m ost important bibliograph y is the series beginning with With the

Kokugo kokubun kenky ã zasshi sakuin , wh ich covers both classical and modern literature.

exception of the years 1932-37, this series indexes both journal articles an d monographs. For month ly prose descriptions of literature trends and issues, Bungei nenkan (annual from 1949) is also very useful. Scholars of contem porary literature should be aware of several important journals: much recent critical debate has gone on in the pages of Gendai shis Ç (B804 .G451) and HihyÇ k ã kan (PN80 .H54), while Gunz Ç (AC95 .J3 G 8), Bungei (PL700 .B 843 ), Shinch Ç (PL700 .S4), and Yuriika (PL731 .Y 8) all publish important works of literature and criticism. To locate primary texts in the zensh ã of individual writers, you should turn to the Gendai Nihon bunga ku sÇ ran shiriizu (M/S X-6). For translations into European languages, the most complete index is the Japan P.E .N. Club 's Mo dern Japanese Literature in Translation, 1945-1990 . For translations into

Japanese of Western works, use the Meiji Taish Ç Sh Ç wa hon'yaku bungaku mokuroku . For quick reference, the Shinch Ç Nihon bu ngaku jiten is an essential desktop tool. For more detailed information on individual authors, however, the single-volume edition of K Ç dansha's Kindai Nihon bungaku daijiten is more complete. In English, there is alw ays Donald Keene's encyclopedic Dawn to the West , which has an

excellent index for quick facts.

(Nihon koten bungaku taikei bekkan).: shelved individually.S55 1994. Abou t 100 vols. Fine-tuned material like the tex tual variants is missing. IHJ: 1518. line-by-line exposition of every textual variant (in each volum e of a multi-volume text). PART I: TEXTS AND MULTI-VOLUME COMPENDIA PREMODERN COLLECTIONS Nihon koten bungaku taikei. This is the Shogakukan m ore recent version of the NKB Z. 60 vols. Although these books should not be cited as sources of research. Nihon koten bungaku zensh ã . The exact format varies. Kadokawa shoten. Call no: 910. The Sh Ç gakkan N KB Z is the newer of the two complete sets. and a series of ten brief essays on key topics in the back of each volume. but usually there is a commentary in front of each text (in the first volume of a m ulti-volume text).: PL753 . Call no. brief discussion of the importance of the excerpt. 2 supplements (see under section IX for information on the sup plem ents). an extremely precise. Kadokawa Shoten. an index of waka. The critical essays are more up-to-date and each volume includ es a good bibliography. Shin Nihon koten bungaku taikei. see CLIO. The headnotes are saved for additional information. 1989-. 35 vols. with footnotes. This has extensive coverage. Furthermore. 100 volumes.For more in depth searches. pictures. som e astonishingly thorou gh). critical essays. The Iwanam i NK BT .: REF 910. see CLIO. the chapters. but a numb er of ind exes in the back of each volume make reading and fin ding passages easy. In terms of readability. Iwanami Shoten. Part one covers NKBT volumes 1-66. see CLIO. Kan sh Ç Nihon koten bungaku . Call no: 910. including the editors' names. 1963-1969. MODERN COLLECTIONS Nihon kindai bungaku taikei . which are sometimes more difficult to read than even much older classical texts. 2 vols. Gendai Nihon bungaku taikei. Shinch Ç sha. Call no. 1970-1976. is very useful. For developments in contemporary literature. This series can be particularly useful for the Edo and M uromachi period comm entaries listed in the back of many volumes.: 910. Call no. It is especially useful for early Meiji texts. is generally regarded as the standard authority for primary textual material from the pre-modern period. they can be useful to those who are studying for orals or who need to be able to teach others about books they have yet to read themselves. and connecting summary. and a listing of the table of contents of each volum e of the NK BT. This is the most recent and best annotated collection of modern Japanese literature. (with the addition of kanshi an d wasan [Buddhist hymns] in the second part). maps.Call no. the Bungei nenkan . w hose notes and differing choices of variant texts make them useful supplements to the other compendia. The excerpts are longer than those in the Kenky ã shiry Ç Nihon koten bungaku series. but the volumes now sport up-todate bibliographies (som e cursory. ShÇ gakkan. Iwanami Shoten. the punctuation is much less obtrusive in the ShÇ gakkan than in the Iwanami. and kay^. . the modern translation that occup ies the lower quarter of the page throughout every text can be extremely helpful.82 N 5754.: shelved individually.: shelved individually.82 N574 Suppl 1 & 2. 1994-. 60 vols. and so on. haiku.82 N5 74. as it is comm only know n. Chikuma shob Ç . Shinch Ç Nihon koten sh ã sei. there is also an overview and summary of the entire work in each introduction. scan the pages of the Kokubungaku nenkan .82 N5746. also issued annually. which is sometimes more extensive than that in the Iwanam i. in the back. especially of Edo texts that are not covered in the NKBT . such as Tsubouchi ShÇ yÇ 's novel T Ç sei shosei katagi. issued annually. and . Call no. each part is divided into three sections: an index of words and subjects. Nihon koten bungaku taikei sakuin . Citations of primary texts are usually made from this source. Each volume includes a kaisetsu treating the authors included. A standard collection edited by well-know n sch olars. Shinpen Nihon koten bungaku zensh ã . while part two covers NKB T 67-100. Call no. Iwanami Sh oten. A fairly good bibliography follows. bein g sure to glance at the first section which provides useful summaries of developments by period. m odern translation. ShÇ gakkan. The format is similar.

10 vols.6 . Taish Ç . Meiji. Each of the ten volumes is divided into two parts. etc. and poems occurring in the prose contexts of stories. 3) 4) poem s) 5) Utaawase I. 8. (Revised edition of the Kokka taikan . Collection of criticism beginning from the 1920s to the mid-1940s. POETRY COLLECTIONS Shinpen kokka taikan . it focuses on the development of urban literature and culture.. 10 vols.. 2 above as well as variant texts). including essays and historical writing from the period. Shikash ã I (Personal collections of individual authors) Shikash ã II and Teis ã ka I (more personal collections and sequences with fixed numbers of Cho kusensh ã (Imperial C ollections). 99 vols + index. pp. the first collecting the texts of the poems and the second providing an index. Taish Ç /ShÇ wa. Shisensh ã I (Collections edited p rivately without imperial sanction). 3 vols. H eibonsha. it is best to begin with the Cho kusensh ã volume and then work through the volu mes in order. Modan toshi bungaku . Shinkokinsh ã . which have contributed to a specific debate within the intellectual circles during this period (ex. Kokin collections of exem plary poems. Chikuma shob Ç .. 1969-89.: PL 758 .341-348. The classification is as follows: 1) 2) RokujÇ . hairon. (For useful lists of collections. story. Sh Ç wa hihyÇ taikei . Mo nogatari . C ontains obscure w orks w hich would take lots of time to unearth on one =s own.) It is important to note that each poem is indexed five times under each of the five ku (lines of verse) that constitute a classical waka.82 M473.g. vols.. 4-5.Meiji bungaku zensh ã . shiron. Kokinsh ã . Vols. Shikash ã IV Shikash ã V Utaawase II. Banch Ç shob Ç . 6. 4 vols. this collection encompasses an enormous range of texts. vol. see The Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature . it is the best anthology for ShÇ wa criticism. A good place to go to figure out the culturally relevant criticisms on variety of topics. 1-3. ed. (Poems comp osed for poetry contests. nenpyÇ . A s the title suggests. vol. 7. 10 volum es. vol. Call no. 1990 (Shelved separately in Starr Library stacks): A collection of short stories and essays w hich appeared in the 1920s and the 1930s. Novel without Plot@ debate between Akutagawa Ryã nosuke and Tanizaki Jun =ichir Ç ). Shikash ã III (more person al collections plus variant texts).g.S4955 1983. K adokawa shoten.) the poem is from. For the title of individ ual volum es. Kag akush ã . Kadokawa Shoten. Nikki. Miraisha. al. et. 1968 (no call number available): Although it does not cover the entire ShÇ wa Period. see attachment. Kindai bungaku hyÇ ron taikei . Many Ç sh ã . 9. This work collects and indexes the entire corpus of classical poetry com posed in waka form throu gh the end of the medieval era. 10. which makes the index especially usefu l for tracing partial quotations or poetic allusions within single poem s. karon. 1983-1987. 1971-75 (PL 726. etc. Although not annotated. Call no. 1956. Sh Ç wa. Supplement Un less one knows w hich collection (im perial. Each volume has a selected bibliography at the back. vol.: 910. Hirano Ken. Engekiron. e.) 6) 7) 8) 9) Shisensh ã II (more privately edited collections as in no.. diaries. private. 1951-1958) . e. up to the mid-1960s. etc. vol. Gendai Nihon bungaku ronsÇ shi . both literary and cultural.K 49 1971): Extensive collection of critical essays from the 1870s. .

Main edition and sequel. plays or poetic treatises. eds. it may also be consulted to track down single works. Haifu yanagidaru zensh ã sakuin hen . Showa 45-47. Meiji shoin. sh Ç setsuka kojin zensh ã annai. TÇ kyÇ dÇ shupan.: Z 3308 .3 . Z 3304. 5. 1930-31. 13 volumes. haijin kojin zensh ã annai. 4.L5 S323 1984.5 . PL 760 .L5 S3246 1992. 1984. Tables of contents for poetry zensh ã . Muromachi jidai monogatari taisei.2 . PL 777. 8. and part 3 (zoku hen ) is a 19 89 expansion w ith tables of contents an d title index in one volume. This is a very important multi-volume source of poetic treatises and commentaries on waka.Tables of contents for general zensh ã . OTHER LITERARY COMPENDIA BY GENRE YÇ kyoku taikan. These .Y63 Kana-zÇ shi shã sei. 2. shis Ç ka kojin zensh ã annai. Call no.L5 S324 4 1992.: RE F Z3308 . 1982-1988. Imoto Noichi.L8 G46 1988. [Sakuhinmei kara hikeru Nihon bungaku] Shiika..N544 1996. [Sakuhinmei kara hikeru Nihon bungaku] Hy Ç ron. as follows: 1. Hisamatsu Senichi. Call no. 10. Kazama Shobo. Tables of contents for general zensh ã (1993 expansion). Main edition and sequ el. al. Call no. Ueno Y Ç z Ç .Nihon kag aku taikei. 12 volumes. 30 volumes. Sasaki N obu tsuna. in two parts. 9. Meiji shoin. Note that the library does not have volum e 7. e. which is an author index for poetry zensh ã . [Saku hinmei kara hikeru] Nihon bungaku zensh ã annai. Kinsei waka sensh ã sh ã sei.: REF Z3308 . et. 6. Gendai Nihon bungaku sÇ ran shiriizu . Ky Ç ka taikan. X-8. Yoshikawa kÇ bunkan. Title index for poetry zensh ã . Title index for general zensh ã (1993 expansion). Zoku Nihon zuihitsu taisei. Title index for zensh ã of individual authors. 12 volumes. With index. Sanseido. 7 volumes..Y5 S23.208 Sa7. in two parts. TÇ kyÇ dÇ shuppan. Shikash ã taisei. Showa 58.: REF Z3 308 . Call no. 1977. Nichigai Associates. AC 145 . 1978-88. Mizuno Minoru. 1993-94. PL 776. 1992. Meiji shoin. This work takes up 11 volumes. part 2 (sakuin ) is a index by title of works. Nihon kayÇ sh ã sei. Meiji shoin. Author index for general zensh ã . Koten haibungaku taikei. 1996. Ha ifã yanagidaru zensh ã . 1981-83. Matsumoto Ryã shin. Yoshikawa kÇ bunkan.35 . Though originally designed for the use of reference librarians. ed. Author index for general zensh ã (1993 expansion): 11. 1980-.H3 1976. Shã eisha.N544 1996. 20 vol.K6 4 1973. Bekkan. 1976 -78. Nichigai Associates. in two parts. ed. 1984. in four parts. ed. Kadokawa shoten. Haiku taikan. Sharebon taisei. 1989 .L5 S3246 1992.Tables of contents for zensh ã of individual authors. PL 735. 12 vols. Meiji shoin. Nichigai Associates.S5 Hanashibon taikei. Call no: REF Z3308 . Kokuritsu kokkai toshokan. AC 145 . in two parts. 3. that are more often than not found only in collected editions. 1973. Call no. Nihon zuihitsu taisei.L5 S325 1984 M /S: X-7. 27 volumes.g. PL 777. ed. 1957. REF PL 760 H32.N546 BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDES TO ZENSHe AND SERIAL COLLECTIONS Zensh f sÇ sho saimoku s Ç ran: Koten-hen .: REF Z3 308 . Call no.4 K35. 1973-1985. Yoshikawa kÇ bunkan. [ Sakuhinmei kara hikeru N ihon bungaku] Sakka. PL 777 . in five parts. Heianch Ç utaawase taisei. This is the index for a catalog that lists tables of contents for complete works (zensh f) and series (s Ç sho ) of classical Japanese literature. 1975-1980. AC 145 . Chã Ç kÇ ronsha. Title index of works in gen eral zensh ã . Part 1 lists tables of contents. [Sakka mei kara hikeru] Nihon bungaku zensh ã annai. Call no.: REF .: 911. Showa 46.H33 Nihon zuihitsu taisei. ed. Aasakura Haruhiko. in two parts. Bekkan.

Z3304.L5 I28 1982. Published monthly by GakutÇ sha. An index by author is also available:Kokusho sÇ mokuroku chosha betsu sakuin. Kokuritsu kokkai toshokan Zensh ã sÇ sho saimoku s Ç ran: Koten hen zoku . 1945-1990. only fifty or so pages. while a tokush ã on a less central text or author might appear every three years or so. Nihon koten bungakukai kich Ç bon kankÇ kai. and an index in back listing recent issues of literature journals and the m ajor articles to be found within them. photo-reprints of the original (eiiribon). REF Z 3301 .K 643 1990. 612p. the latter three index works from individual collections of critics. Tokyo University journal. Revised edition. Look for the most recent special issue on the topic in question.: PL 700. early printed editions (hanpon). B75 These two journals. Helpful but does not include detailed table of contents. kokubungaku undergraduates writing a senior thesis. Kokugo to kokubunga ku . from specialized ones like the Nihon puroretaria bungaku zensh ã to several generic "Nihon bungaku zensh ã " compendia. and Kokubungaku: Kaishaku to ky Ç zai no kenky ã (popularly known as "Kokubungaku"). Call no. Generally contains excellent scholarship. Serves similar function. but only about half of each issue devoted to the p articularl topic. novelists. Koten hen sa kuin . 9 volumes. K65 Kokubungaku: Kaishaku to ky Ç zai no kenky ã . Covers from M eiji to 1970.2 K64 .K64 2 1989.2 K 64 1973. Kokubungaku fukusei honkoku shomoku sÇ ran . Published monthly by Shibund Ç . they is likely to include what you are looking for. Very important reference that indicates where existing manuscripts of a specific work are located. . 1989. Call no. Iwanami shoten. REF Z3308. Heike monogatari or SaigyÇ ) have a tokush ã devoted to them every year. Among the m ost widely read and important journals are: Bungaku . gengo. Kokuritsu kokkai toshokan Zensh ã sÇ sho saimoku s Ç ran: Koten hen . Kokugo kokubun. Unless your author is very obscure. Kokugo kokubun is somewhat drier. most major texts or authors (e. mostly on Japanese literature. Gives invaluable information about the title. pre-modern and mod ern.: PL 501. An alternative to Kotenseki s Ç g Ç mokuroku . and includes articles that are often surveys of the field.B75. Call no. location of original m anuscripts (shahon ). covering 1971-1985. 1963-1976. the usefulness of the material varies widely. and modern printed editions (katsujibon) of the texts. WOODBLOCK EDITIONS. Nichigai associates. 1977. At the back of the section . date of composition. Every issue is a tokush ã . a basic research tool. Iwanami shoten. The former two volumes include a fairly wide variety of zenshã are included. Kokubungaku: Kaishaku to kansh Ç . 1990. MANUSCRIPTS.: PL 700. MODERN PRINTED EDITIONS Kokusho sÇ mokuroku . It indicates the libraries that hold the handwritten manuscript (shahon) or the earliest printed woodblock version (hanpon) and gives the titles of modern printed editions. This is basically a seq uel to Kokusho sÇ mokuroku . Kotenseki s Ç g Ç mokuroku. Koku bungaku: Kaishaku to kansh Ç (popularly known as "Kaishaku").K66 These two journals are associated with two major universities in the field. Together with Kokusho sÇ mokuroku . and poets. PART II: MODERN SCHOLARSHIP JOURNALS AND COLLECTIONS OF ARTICLES There are literally thousands of journals and kiy Ç published by literature departments at different universities around Japan. T here is a cumulative index in volume 60 (1983). Published quarterly by Iwanami Shoten. 3 volumes. 1973.K65. including tables of contents for the previous and following issues. 9 volumes. editors. 1982. Kokugo to kokubungaku has more supplementary information. published monthly by Shibund Ç . bungaku) and V I (Index). Ichiko Teiji and ]sone ShÇ suke. It also usually contains a larger number of shorter articles. REF Z 33 01 . IHJ: 1 500.: PL 501. Call no. number of volumes. for example. Z3304. usually dom inated b y three long articles. Iwanam i shoten. Kyoto University journal. as well as book reviews.g. 1989-. pu blished monthly by Chu Ç Tosho Shu ppan H akk Ç .: PL 700. Call no. Continuation of the above.volumes are distillations from the multi-volume Gendai Nihon s Ç ran shiriizu . alternative titles. Zensh ã sÇ sho sÇ mokuroku . See Vol V (Geijutsu. are published for a broader aud ience. show ing the contents of all zensh ã and serial collections. Kokusho sÇ mokuroku .

L5 N432 1996. 100 volumes. From Meiji 1 to 1989.devoted to the sub ject of the special issue is a comprehensive bibliography of recent scholarship on the topic. Nihon bungaku kenkyã shiryÇ shinshã .000 entries.N543 1 986. 1986.) and year for easy access. a section on hentaigana. this collection updates it with more recent essays.: REF PL 707 . M ost comprehensive for premodern literature. In the back of each volume there is a historical survey of scholarship. Kan'yakuban. texts. JOURNAL INDEXES Nihon bungaku kenkyã bunken yÇ ran 1965-1974. including Monumenta Nipponica. A supplement and not a replacement to Nihon bungaku kenkyã shiryÇ sÇ sho. J Ç dai bungaku kenky ã jiten . etc. Each set has two volumes for modern literature. More than 13. genre and author. A sequel to Nihon bungaku kenkyã shiryÇ sÇ sho. . Ref. political-social terms. Call no. Ref Z3308. Iwanam i Shoten.: Z3308. see next entry on bibliographies. For publications after 1989 see Kokubungaku nenkan.. Best single volume reference dictionary for scholarship for the ancient period. A respectable journal on classical and modern Japanese literature put out by the Nihon bungaku ky Ç kai. This is the best all-round index to literature journals.: REF PL 707 . This contains the actual journal articles in condensed print from hard to get journals and kiy Ç . Best single volume reference for lastest scholarship trends and information on a wide range of texts. Kaishaku to kansho) that can be easily accessed. Ed. The series leaves out those major journals (such as Bungaku. 1980-. Call. with volume 2 dealing with authors and works and volume 3 with genres. Kokubungaku nenjibetsu ronbunsh ã . Vol. Yumani shobÇ . 1997. *** Nihon koten bungaku daijiten . one of the central organizations of Japanese literary scholars. C all no. Z3308. Very useful selections of important articles that are otherwise hard to obtain. Call no. For more. This is a classified list of journal articles and books on Japanese literature for the years 1965-1974. author and works. Nijusseiki bunken yÇ ran taikei: Nihon bungaku kenkyã bunken yÇ ran. Highly recommended. Classification is by period. The one-volume compact edition has 4. 1985-89. Gives best editions and state of the field.35 K 597. 1975-84. and authors. A stroke index for finding words w ritten w ith difficult characters. 30 vols. Three sets. 2 & 3: Gendai literature. and a general index. Iwanam i Shoten. Æ fã sha. PL 726. Yuseido. This is a convenient place to go when beginning research in a n ew field.N542 . one for classical literature.000 signed entries on authors. Yã seidÇ . literary concepts. 1996. Nichigai Associates. and authors. genres. Indispensable for seeing the content of journals in the annex. genre. 1992. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Nihon bungaku kenkyã shiryÇ sÇ sho. Kinokuniya shoten. 1983-1985. 1976-77. Vol. BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF OLDER AND RECENT SCHOLARSHIP *** Nihon koten bungaku kenky ã shi daijiten . Each volume is provided with indexes. 1: Kodai-Kinsei. No. Ichiko Teiji et al. Nihon bungaku. Benseisha. Categorized by author or text from ancient to modern. 6 vols. Nihon koten bungaku daijiten. 1996. Covers 1965-1989. genres. 1965-74. and books by field. An important source to refer to when beginning to compile a bibliography on a limited topic. Kindai zasshi mokuji bunko: Kokugo kokubungaku hen. book reviews. Anthologies of articles on major texts. Lists articles. It lists the journals alphabetically and gives the contents of each issue. Excellent resource. The volumes are divided by historical period (ch ã sei.L5 N44.

authors. and genres for all periods of Japanese literature from Kodai through Taish Ç . Ref Pl 726. Renga. 1. Shin koten bungaku kenky ã hikkei.1 . 1982. Bessatsu Kokubungaku. with a series of overviews of criticism of various important pre-modern works.*** Z Ç ho Kokugo kokubun gaku kenky ã shi taisei. 9. The twelve volumes are: 1. 1983-85. 1980. Call nos: listed individ ually.Setsuwa bungaku. author. . M an'yÇ . Many Ç sh ã . kayÇ .S55 1992. Largely superceded by other references. Call no. h istory of research. each focused on a different text. 2. Includes brief biographies of selected historians and social scientists as well as writers and literary critics and scholars. the more recent volume is all that you need. extensive bibliograph ic information. Good for getting the latest information on the state of the field. K insei shosetsu. 4. Same series as above. organized by period. Categorized by genre from Meiji to the late 1970s.6 S55 1993. M odern Literature. Basho. These two texts are extremely useful ways of finding some of the most important scholarship on your top ic. II. 1957. Kokubungaku kenky ã shomoku kaidai. or field. T Ç kyÇ Daigaku Shup pankai. 11. PL 726 . 6. Zuihitsu bungaku. Call no. Gekibungaku. Bessatsu Kokubungaku Many Ç sh ã hikkei. kik Ç bungaku. Call no. Separate volumes on Genji. but the 1955 book contains useful information about criticism and scholarship from M eiji to mid-Showa (some earlier works are listed). M ulti-volume series. S55 1992. genre. GakutÇ sha. Call no. gunki. genre. 10. by author or title in gojã on order. the ancient commentaries and exegesis that form the foundation for much modern scholarship. Waka.L5 K 625.Kanshi kanbun hyÇ ron. Bessatsu Kokubungaku Koten bunpÇ hikkei. Ichiko Teiji. Examples include: Bessatsu Kokubun gaku Shin Koten bungaku kenkyã hikkei. For most purposes.3 W271. rekishi monogatari. and within each volume. Sanseido. Bessatsu K okubungaku M ukashi-banashi densetsu hikkei. Bessatsu Kokubungaku N atsume Soseki hikkei. Bessatsu Kokubungaku (H ikkei) series. 12. the Shin koten bungaku kenky ã hikkei is the encyclopedic version. ed. In Prentis. followed by an brief history of its study and reception.207 K 35 v. There are more than twenty different hikkei (research handbooks) available. Kokubungaku kenky ã jiten . kyÇ ka.L5 K624 Kokubungaku kenky ã shomoku kaidai. M onogatari bungaku.: PL726.024 1988.: 910. AsÇ Isoji. N ikki.: REF Z3308 . Extremely helpful bibliographic essays with excerpts from original. Rekishi. up through a limited number of modern authors. The book is organized by time period and genre. 7 vol. Ref PL 74 7. Both volumes consist of signed entries on selected works. Bessatsu Kokubungaku Mishima Yukio hikkei. Meiji Shoin. Shin G endai bungaku kenky ã hikkei. ***K enky ã shiry Ç Nihon koten bungaku Meiji Shoin . Ed. This twelve-volume set is organized by genre. Ed. 5. but it is especially useful for the lists of earlier scholarship on classical w orks--in particular. 1973.2 . I. 1992. Shibund Ç . Bessatsu Kokubu ngaku G enji monogatari jiten.1-7 (in K ent). each signed article presents an explanation of the basic facts of the w ork in question. Over 20 vols. Bessatsu Kokub ungaku Mori ]gai hikkei. Bessatsu Kokubungaku N ihon shinwa hikkei. haikai. An index is included. Discusses works. etc. 7. Includes important primary sources. seminal articles. 3. Bunp Ç : tsuketari jish Ç Kenky ã shiry Ç gendai Nihon bungaku . 8. Bessatsu Kokubungaku Ocho monogatari hikkei.: REF Z3308 . Ichiko Teiji. GakutÇ sha. 910. Meiji Sh Ç in.

Nihon bungei s Ç ran . zenshã contents. Most of this volume is taken up by a comprehensive listing of journal articles on literary topics that were published between 1941 and 1962. IHJ: 1502. The most useful sections are the bibliographies and index es. M ost comprehensive for premodern literature. . vol. Kazama shob Ç . 1983-1985. Meiji bunken.: REF PL 707 . and a general index. Iwanami Shoten.N48 53 1977. Unique to this edition is the addition of about 30 specially commissioned articles on current . Call no. Kokubun gaku kenky ã shiry Ç kan.000 signed entries on authors. literary concepts.: RE F PL 707 . The one-volume comp act edition has 4. Call no.and text. Published in 1968 and revised in 1992.L5 G52 1992.N542 . this work lists the tab les of contents of 145 literary journals from late Meiji to 1955 (Sh Ç wa 20). a section on hentaigana. 6 vols. Call no. M/S: X -16. Call no: REF PL7 26. author if known. C all no. 1979-annual. Kokubungaku kenky ã bunken m okuroku . K Ç dansha. Vols. and a chronology of publishing history. More than 13. Includes translations of W estern literature into Japanese. these sections are classified by subtopic. Indexed. these are classified by period. 1952. and then the text dealt with (a list of what journals are covered appears in the back). 1977-1978. Nihon kindai bungaku daijiten . 1992. political-social terms.: REF Z 7072 . 1986. 1984. genre.55 . 4 vols. not translations that app eared in journals.K82 The Kokubungaku nenkan contains a comprehensive overview of each year's new scholarship in the field of Japanese literature. The number of works discussed is small. Nihon kindai bungaku daijiten . Kan'yakuban.55 . and vol.: REF PL726. Iwanami Shoten. ed. Call no.T7 K6 1984. Nihon koten bungaku daijiten.K563 . and to article authors. but their inclusion m eans they are well-regarded. 4 contains subject entries. A stroke index for finding w ords written with difficult characters. T here are also two separate section s listing articles on subjects related to Japanese language education (kokugo ky Ç iku ) and to Japanese linguistics.N485 4 1984.000 entries. The 6-volume edition is most complete reference work available on modern Japanese literature. from 1868 until 195 5. Ichiko Teiji et al. A very useful reference work for locating earlier scholarship in the field of Japanese language and literature. All entries simply list the author and title of the article along with the title and volume of the journal in which it is to be found. Meiji Taish Ç Sh Ç wa ho n'yaku bungaku mo kuroku . 1984. Call no: REF Z330 8 .: REF Z3308 .T he one-volum e edition of the above con tains the contents of the first three (author) volumes. Ed.: [REF] PL 701 . 1-3 contain au thor entries. Kokubungaku K enkyã Shiry Ç kan. At the end of all this are three indexes: to writers. texts.N543 1 986. Odagiri Susumu. 5 has en tries on newpapers and periodicals. vol. It includes an index of nam es as well as extensive annotations. 6 vols. Call no. 6 contains a comp lete index and lists of literary prize recipients. Includes only books. PART III: LITERATURE DICTIONARIES GENERAL LITERATURE DICTIONARIES Nihon koten bungaku daijiten . the short essays about them will tell you why. to texts. K Ç dansha. ***Kokubungaku nenkan .

Call no. Ed. Edo bungaku jiten . In terms of modern literature. Author entries usually include summaries and evaluations of the most important works. Meiji Shoin. Isoda Koichi et al. with entries dealing with living scholars. Teruoka Yasutaka. this is still a valuable source for research on waka. 1972. etc. LITERARY DICTIONARIES BY PERIOD Heianch Ç bungaku jiten . The jinmei jik Ç hen is missing. Ed A raki Yoshio. V ery useful for providin g information on poetic associations of flowers. PL 762. Inukai Kiyoshi and others. Extremely useful.2. GyÇ sei. Edited by Kubota Utsubo.W3 1986 The standard dictionary on classical waka.300 entries on Japanese literature in Chinese--people. Ch ã sei Kamakura Muromachi bungaku jiten . T Ç kyÇ d Ç .: REF PL707 . Call no: PL726 . Kinsei bungaku bungaku kenky ã jiten . 20 vols. and for its discussion of the terminology of waka poetics. 1201p. Ed. Rev. GENRE DICTIONARIES *** Waka daijiten .N53 1994.W32 1962.35 T47 1940. Nihon kan bunga ku daijiten . Meiji Shoin. PL707 . Oka Kazuo. O kamoto M asaru and Kira Sueo. poetry. Shinch Ç Nihon bu ngaku jiten . Nihon gendai bung aku daijiten.: REF PL728 . place-nam es. Ref. a 60-page chronology of modern Japanese literature. This is an extremely useful collection of summaries and evaluations of 1017 major works of Japanese literature and literary criticism from 1871 through 1975. et al. ed. Th ough its entries are largely superceded by the above work.: REF PL 728. events.35 O53 1986. 81 . Meiji Sh Ç in. facts. Waka bungaku daijiten . It contains information on contem porary literature. 894 p. Concise introduction to 3394 texts from Meiji to postwar. with bibliographic essays on all the genres. by author an d title. it differs from the one-volume edition of Nihon kindai bunga ku daijiten in the inclusion of subject entries for genres and movements. An index in the back of each volume includes all the people. KondÇ Haruo. Tokyo: Fuzanb Ç . Ed. and subjects that appear in the text of the articles.3 A75 1961. Extensive entries (often including complete texts or lengthy . 1985. Call no: REF. places. 1986 . 1988. and critics. 1986. 1940. ShinchÇ sha. Call no. and a multi-page "Bungaku shiry Ç arubamu " of color photos. Shunsh ã sha. B est contem porary literature dictionary. 1962. Æ fã sha.55 . 1988. PL 726 . PL 747 . books. Ref. writers.literary issues. Meiji Shoin. Ref.N53 1987. Ed.K65 1985. The last volume includes an index of all works in the series.S46 1988. Sakuhinhen. All articles are signed. Bibliographic references.038 1972. Nihon bungei kansh Ç jiten: Kindai meisaku 1017 sen e no sh Ç tai. This extremely useful book contains 6. PL726 . This is one of the best all-round single-volume reference works for both classical and modern literature. Call no. PL 3040.2 . Ref. \7000. Japanese scholars. as well as literary prizes and so on. 1961 .

REF PL 748 . et.M822 1996 Kokugakusha denki shusei. Shinshaku kanbun taikei. kanbun readings.. ed. education. DRAMA. 1986. 1980. Bito Sanryu. 1934-1935.K94 S89 1984 Ky Ç ka jinm ei jisho. Dictionary for setsuw a and mukashibanashi. Ed.J3 Z257 1961. . Asakura Haruhiko. Ijichi Tetsuo. Nihon zuihitsu jiten . Nagano J Ç ichi. 1969 (1989 printing).K6 K63 1934. Tokyo: Tokyo Shoseki. PL 732. 1985.M8 See also Edo kobanashi ruiwa jiten . Meiji Shoin. 1984 . Has been replaced by Haibungaku daijiten. 1961. Takeishi Akio. EDO PERIOD GENRE DICTIONARIES Senryu sÇ g Ç jiten . Great resource for culture. . et. : . Kadokawa shojiten series.T34 1980. REF Z 6514 . 1984. Bukkyo bungaku jiten . mores. 1984. . T okyo: T Ç kyÇ d Ç Shuppan. and Japanese kanbun and kanshi. REF BQ 1010 . 1996. Ky Ç ka kansh Ç jiten. Sudo T oyohiko. and literature of the city of Edo in the Edo period. PLEASE ORDER. B5243. Ed. senryu. . an d modern haiku. Tokyo : Meiji Shoin. K adokawa. Setsuwa bungaku jiten . For folk songs. eds. Ed. Ueda K azutoshi. Tokyo: T Ç kyÇ d Ç Shuppan. Ed . 1928. Haga Y aichi.H3 H224 195 7. Edo kobanashi jiten . Tokyo: K unimoto Shuppansha. 1995. Haikai daijiten. Library has older edition. REF PL 730 .K3 6 1928. REF DS 897 . 1984. Chronological tables of Japanese kangaku. Tokyo bijitsu. RE F PL 723 . Tokyo: Æ fã sha. PL745 .T6 E262 1994. For essays. Poems and commentary. H irota shoten. ed. Convenient for kokugaku. PL746 .. 1984. 1990 (printing). Ed. Tokyo: T Ç kyÇ d Ç Shuppan. Kob ayashi Yasuharu. ed. Muto S adao. REF DS897. Reissued in 1977 by . Kano K aian. Condensed edition (with same content) now available in paperback. PL 730 . Edo gaku jiten. Best single volume on renga. Ed.H 32 1968. For kyÇ ka masters.S47 1984 Edo senry ã jiten Hamada G iichir Ç . haikai. LIBRARY DOES NOT HAVE. Tokyo: Y ã zankaku. Ed.E8 N54 1988. nengo charts for Japanese and C hinese. Edo kangakush a. 1994. 3 vols. Ogata Tsutomu. modern translations and ex tensive notes.: PL 1060. A revised version of Setsuwa bungaku hikkei (Showa 51). RE F M L 102 . Kobundo. Suzuki T Ç z Ç . PERFORMANCE DICTIONARIES .S47 1989 Nihon tanpen monogatarish ã jiten . Ed. Nishiyama Matsunosuke.excerpts) give references to modern scholarship. al.. T Ç kyÇ d Ç Shupp an.S6 N5 3 REF PL 732 . *** Haibun gaku daijiten .T6 E26. Call no. Nihon kayÇ jiten . Ref. 1957. 1965. This series contains the texts of the Chinese classics. For Budd hist literature.

Convenient but contains mis-translations. 6 th edition. Call no. this work is useful for identifying characters that appear in Japanese literature. REF PN 2924. 1987.N4 198 7. Nichigai asoshietsu. ed. Ed . Entries contain bibliographic information and are accompanied by reproductions of visual images of the various beings.K3 N63 1983. Todai rakugokai. Iwanami shoten. N Ç .C4 N54 1986.3 Y8.: REF PL 721. PN 2035. Monumental. 1963-1969. IHJ: 1518. 6 volum es.82 N 574 Suppl 1 & 2. 197 6. and enlarged by Yasuda Takehiro. maps. . Ed. Nojima Jusaburo. and kayÇ . REF PN 2924. ed. Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten. Kinokuniya shoten. Yoshida Chiaki. Nihon kakã densh Ç jinmei jiten .5 . kyÇ gen jiten. Excellent for words in kyÇ gen. 1983.Engeki hyakka da ijiten . LEGENDARY FIGURES DICTIONARIES Nihon bungaku sakuin jinmei jiten . Samuel Leiter.: 910. USEFUL INDEXES FOR COLLECTIONS Nihon koten bungaku taikei sakuin . T Ç kyÇ d Ç shup pan. et al. an index of waka. Heibonsha. 1997. Ed. REF PN 2924. CHARACTERS. New K abuki Encyclopedia: A R evised Adaptation of Kabuki Jiten . Ed. which contains entries on mythical creatures (from kami to o-bake ). . Greenwood Press. E53. Standard reference for kabuki. You can spend hours flipping through this book. (Nihon koten bungaku taikei bekka n). Kabuki jiten. . PL 776 . PN2924. haiku.. Covers kodai through kindai. Revised edition. pictures. Nihon denki densetsu daijiten . 1988. fictional people. 196 0-1962.: R EF 910. Tokyo: Heibonsha. An index to characters and works is included. along with quotations from relevant texts (some in kanbun ) and references to other texts in which the legends appear. and a listing of the table of contents of each volume of the NKBT. Inui Katsumi. PLEASE ORDER.5 K3 K111 1984. Furukawa Hisashi. Very good.N6 N534 1987 Ky Ç gen jiten gobihen . Ichiko Teiji.. Convenient for looking up history and criticism. Rev. while part two covers NKBT 67-100. Ed.5 K3 L44 1997.5 . 2 vols. Iwanami Shoten. Though limited in scope. Kabu ki saiken . Kabuki jinmei jiten. 1976. 1986. REF PL 748 . Kawade Shob Ç . and the legends about historical people. (with the addition of kanshi and wasan [Buddhist hymns] in the second part). Heibonsha. Part one covers NKB T volum es 1-66. : . including the editors' names.R26 1973. An English adaptation of the Kabuki jiten. 1956. ed. Hirosue Tamotsu. Rakugo jiten. Each part is divided into three sections: an index of words and subjects. Heibonsha. Ed. B est all-round on theater. Hattori Yukio. Nishino Haruo. REF PN 2927 . largest single source of inform ation on Japanese theater. and so on.K253 1988. Very good for kabuki actors. Call no. Call no. critical essays. the chapters. Invaluable. 1983.

It features appendices of difficult kanji. this dictionary gives the longest and greatest number of word entries. GENERAL CLASSICAL JAPANESE DICTIONARIES ***K adokaw a kogo da ijiten . The largest single kogo dictionary.: REF PL6 75 . Iwanam i kogo jiten . Nihon setsuwa bungaku saku in . It is essential for learning the full range of a word 's meanings. Call no. ShÇ gakkan.S5. An encyclopedic dictionary of words and proper nouns which provides historical information on terms and their usage. historical and literary figures. K Ç jien. Its definitions are elaborate. The closest desktop substitute for the 20. At the front of each volume appears a list of the essays covered along with author. Call no. Shinpen kokka taikan . Verbs are entered in ren'yokei form rather than the more common sh ã shikei form . Call no. 1983. ShÇ gakkan. C all no.: RE F PL675 .O6. IHJ: 1517 . Includes fictional characters. 1963. Call no. Call no.J3 O 82 1925 . ShÇ gakkan.: REF AI 19. Iwanami shoten. Kadokawa Shoten. see under poetry collections. M /S: X -13. (1932).: REF PL 675 . compiler. tables of Western and Japanese history. Kadokawa shoten. A large single-volume kokugo jiten that may overlap or even supercede K Ç jien in neologism and gairaigo. Entries cover a wide range of topics including people's nam es and sources of kotowaza . Seibund Ç . Sanseido.000 entries in 20 volumes. /S: X-5.J3 O822 1932.N 46 1972. (originally 1925). IHJ: 1520.Hachidaish ã sÇ sakuin .volum e set. 20 vols. Strong in kinsei. 1983-1987. 10 volum es.K32 1982. Iwanami Shoten. 1963. etc. This is a singlevolume abridgement of the above. etymologies. 1988 .500. PART IV: LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES GENERAL JAPANESE LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES Nihon kokugo daijiten . Standard that gives extensive definitions. revised edition.. C all no. while the Zoku covers 178. 1972-76. Nihon kokugo daijiten.K 595 4 1982. Nihon zuihitsu sakuin . 1972-76. Two indexes to Edo period zuihitsu . places.D34 1988 . 1951-1958) . Standard desk reference for kogo.: REF PL675 .: R EF PL675 . Iwanami Shoten.: REF PL675 . 5 vols.N4 6 1972. Da ijirin . Gensen = Kokugo daijiten. With 500. 1999. 1982. Full referen ces to works cited within entries are given in the back.S4955 1983. Still . Call no. including examples of historical usage. Extremely useful for looking up words and phrases in waka. 20 vols. Part of the Shin nihon koten bu ngaku taikei and the eight volume H achidaish ã (Kokinsh ã to Shinkokinsh ã ) editions in that series. Call no. Zoku N ihon zuihitsu saku in . Iwanami shoten. \6.: REF AI 19 . and variant usages for words.: PL 758 . Call no. For detail. 1974. The first volume covers 214 works. Æta TamesaburÇ . and the date and location of the modern katsuji version he has used. 1974. (Revised edition of the Kokka taikan .: REF PL682 .

Furukawa Hisashi. compiled from the above 20-volume ShÇ gakkan Nihon kokugo daijiten. 6 th edition. Kogo daijiten .. / .J52 1967 Jidaibetsu kokugo daijiten Muroma chi hen . Suzuki Katsutada.B86 1983. 12. : . Designed for high school students but has excellent grammar explanations by top scholars. Suzuki Katsutada. Three volumes available. 1976.27 M 692 . Murata shoten. REF PL682 . 1968. NOT IN LIBRARY. 1982.J53 1985.. Call no. For lan guage in Edo region during the Edo period. PRENTIS. Excellent for words in kyÇ gen. Murata shoten. T Ç kyÇ d Ç shuppan. Bunp Ç .probably the best for finding prem odern words. Indispensible. REF PL 685 . with explanation of different approaches by different scholars and schools. 1964. K Ç dansha gakujitsu bunk Ç . Sanseid Ç . Muraishi Toshio. Iwanami shoten. . Zappaigo jiten . : . T Ç kyÇ d Ç . V erbs are en tered in ren 'yokei form rather than the more common shushikei form . Nihon sengokushi kokugo jiten . haikai. ANCIENT PERIOD AND MEDIEVAL LANGUGE DICTIONARIES Jidaibetsu kokugo daijiten jÇ daihen . Ed . Kinsei kamigatago jiten . REF PL 685 . PLEASE ORDER. Popular linked verse. For language in the Kyoto-Osaka region during the Edo period. REF PL 677. PLEASE ORDER.: REF PL682 .S853 1982. Edogo jiten . Call no. 1991. Sanseido. This is the largest single-volume kogo jiten. / . K Ç dansha. ShÇ gakkan. 1987.. EDO PERIOD LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES Edogo daijiten . 818. Ky Ç gen jiten gobihen . Nihon sengokushi kan wa jiten . Iwanami kogo jiten . : . Edogo jiten . Muraishi Toshio. Meiji shoin. Oku bo Tadakuni. Incomplete. / . Miyoshi Ikko. 1974.Æ bunsha. Kenky ã shiry Ç Nihon koten bungaku . ed. PLEASE ORDER. Zoku zapp aigo jiten. Seiabo.K7 8. 1971 .M85 1987.O6. 1982. For language in Edo region during the Edo period.5 . Call no. 818.4 M 262.: REF PL682 . Very good for classical grammar. JAPANESE GRAMMAR DICTIONARIES. San seid Ç . Vol. Best compact volume for classical grammar. 1983. Maeda Isam u. T Ç kyÇ d Ç shup pan. Also highly recommend ed for beginners. NOT IN THE LIBRARY. 1976.: REF PL675 . 1974 . PREN TIS. Y ã seid Ç . PL 533 .S8 53 1968 . PARTICULARLY CLASSICAL Reikai kogo jiten. contemp orary vocabulary. jisho. ]bunsha Kogo jiten. T Ç kyÇ d Ç . Sequel (zokuhen) to the first edition. Standard desk reference for kogo. 1991. PLEASE BRING BACK FROM PRENTIS. Maaeda Isamu. PLEASE BRING BACK FRO M PRENTIS. LIBRARY DOES NOT HAVE.

1988. even in cases where a premodern particle or suffix has survived to the present day. Probably the best electronic dictionary available. Kitahara Yasuo. Helen C raig McCullough. CHINESE-JAPANESE CHARACTER DICTIONARIES Morohashi Tetsuji.100.: REF PL681 .: PL531 . Y ã seid Ç shuppan. \3. This abridgment of Morohashi has 20.M29 1971.000 w ords (versus 45 . 1968. 13 vols.48. Historically sensitive character dictionary. Masubuchi Tsunekichi. Toho Gakkai (Institute of Eastern Culture).: REF PL675 . but has left out compounds regarded as self-evident. Taishukan 1981-2. PL 535 . ed.000..000 characters and 120. Classical Japanese G ram ma r Illustrated with Texts . Bungo Manual: Selected Reference Materials for Students of Classical Japanese .:RE F PL681 . Daijigen . Call no. M odern and premodern are not mixed together. Provides Mand arin pronunciation in Roman script for each character. Matsumura Akira. large kanw a. Call no. Although sup erceded in som e ways by Shinjigen (see following entry). Kadokawa. character dictionary. This is a useful dictionary for both modern and premodern grammar. \70. Taishukan. \2. Best one volu me. Suzuki Tan jir Ç . Gakken. ELECTRONIC KANJI DICTIONARIES Super Nihongo daijiten. Also very useful as a reference. 1975. Call no. Vol. This is the definitive dictionary of the Chinese language and one of the great dictionaries of the world. Nihon bunp Ç jiten .: [not in Starr library]. C all no. There is currently available a reduced-size edition. A helpful and well-organized textbook.: REF PL 533. Call no.: DS501 . Changes in use and meaning over time are carefully delineated.000/527.I4. C D rom. Meiji Shoin. 1971. Takeda K ^. and there is a vocab ulary index volume (Dai kanwa jiten goi sakuin). 1959. Yamaguchi Yoshinori. Dai kanw a jiten . Includes . It includes more characters than the above. this dictio nary includes many Japanese compounds not included there. C all no. 13 is a character index. Call no. with many examples. K Ç kanwa jiten . pirate editions from Taiwan are also in circulation in reducedsize format.C62 no. Good all-around grammar dictionary for modern and classical. 1981. a separate entry is made for it. Kadokawa shoten. Kadokawa shoten. Tadashi Ikeda. this is the most comprehensive gramm ar available in English. Although there are many kanwa jiten in this price/size range. 4 vols.N448 1981. 1968. Kadokawa kanwa ch ã jiten . along with kanbun equivalents.000 in the original). Cornell University Press. this one seems to be the accepted stand ard. ed.000.C5 M861 1984. T his dictionary focuses primarily on Chinese rather than Japanese compounds. McCullough's work is one of the most useful guides available to help English speakers read classical Japanese.Nihon bunp Ç daijiten .K35 1984. Shinjigen .C5 K3 1967. More oriented to Jap anese than Chinese.

SEASONAL WORDS. A mu st for those studying K Ç jien Genius. component part. Japanese: .W 3 1986 The standard dictionary on classical w aka. Heavily . LITERARY PLACES DICTIONARIES There is a long tradition of poetic word dictionaries or references beginn ing in the H eian period with N Ç in utamaku ra . Search by yomi. PL 758 . The first two volumes are guides to kigo: volume one is devoted to spring and summer.comprehensive kokugo. haikai.: REF PL732 . Call no. 20 00. Kago reika jiten . V ery useful for providin g information on poetic associations of flowers. ed. . Kakokawa shoten. ren ga. Call no. 1201 p. Korean reading. kanji. Junior Eiw a jiten. English meaning. organized both alphabetically and by category (such as love). 1989. Man =y Ç no utakotoba jiten Inaoka K oji. Short entries on the history of associations of particular poetic words and place names. Vietnamese . Ex treme fast and efficient for looking up characters. Explanations are abbreviated. 4 vols. Ed. 199 9. Has many features such as sound with the Chinese pronunciations of kan ji. Call no.mojikyo. and tanka). *** Utakotoba utamakura daijiten . Further information at: http://www. Short entries on the history of associations of particular poetic words and place names. with sample poems. and haimakura . using multiple entries and methods. PL 728. Entries are rounded out by illustrative poems ranging from Man'yÇ to modern times (including w aka. Seibunsha. radical.: REF PL 728. Tokyo U niversity Press. or Daikan wa (M orohashi) number. Focuses on the use of poetic diction in the ManyÇ sh ã with good ex amples. Model PW 7000. Yamamoto Kenkichi. eds. Chinese. Inukai K iyoshi and others. winter. The most outstanding features is a kanji dictionary that is linked with the Kojien. Torii Kimihiro. Æ ch Ç go jiten. 1983. Katagiri Y Ç ichi . M eiji Shoin. POETIC WORD (KAGO). place-nam es. edited by Kubota Jun and Baba A kiko ed.2 . 81 .2 . 1988. Waka daijiten . An extremely useful compendium of information on kigo (seasonal words).: REF PL7 Covers 90. and volume two covers fall. Includes modern tanka. stroke order. Kasama shoin. Kadokawa Shoten.K2 7. kotowaza dictionaries and thesaurus.: REF PL7 26. Dai saijiki. Very good reference on key words in Heian literature. pin'yin reading. utamakura (poetic place nam es). ed. with sample poems. The most comprehensive reference so far to poetic words and their associations. The modern versions are as follows. Call no. haiku. Fits on the palm of the hand. Revised and expanded version appeared as Utamakura utakotoba jiten. ***Utam akura utakotoba jiten. 1982.K272 1999 . 1986.000 characters used in Japanese. Y ã hikaku sensho. This have been subsequently superceded by new models. and the new year. Junior Waei jiten. 1999. Akiyama Ken. Korean. Includes Kojien.T67 19 88. Hashimoto Tatsuo. Konjaku Mojikyo CD-ROM .16 M28 1983. Shã eisha.H3 D34. Sharp. Recommended. ed. with emphasis on the sample poems. Call no. kanshi. kanwa jiten.

1971. but also include Sanskrit- . variants and related sayings. 1992. etc. This is a very useful and detailed resource. 1982.05 K 15 (in Annex). an Ise monogatari map).@ Limited to major kago. this is one of the best places to look. Includes source texts. making it possible to look up expressions for which you do not kn ow the kundoku reading. latest issue on Reference. Call no. There are useful map (e. and references for Chin ese proverbs used in Japanese contexts. and is not limited to the first character in the expression. utamakura jiten.J3 S45. Note: special Issue of Kokubungaku (Nov. 1979. Although entries are arranged in goj ã on order by Japanese reading of the expression. Ch ã goku koji seigo jiten . ed. Takeshita Kazu ma. Uta. T Ç kyÇ d Ç . The entries explain the origin of the word. 2002. by Teruoka Yasutaka. Library has: 198 5. The first volume deals with place-names that appear in poems and songs. but explains Japanese u sage as well. Utamakura. ed. and some notes on usage. Hachidaish ã shuyÇ kago.: PL700 .g. while the second is devoted to those from prose works (also n Ç and ky Ç gen). meanings. 2 vols. how and when it appeared in Japan. Provides Japanese reading.illustrated.: 823.K651. Call no.: R EF PN 6519 . ShÇ gakkan. Volume three gives similar treatment to utamakura and haimakura : they are organized by region. The most comprehensive dictionary of its type. Shibundo. Utakotoba. Entries are arranged in goj ã on order by Japanese (kundoku) reading of the expression. Focuses on the original Chinese meaning where possible. Kigo jiten. the editor has quoted generously from the established canon.@ Kom achiya Teruhiko. Very good for Edo period seasonal words. The entries not only cover recent additions. Index is by kun'yomi of significant characters (keywords). Kago. and now the accepted stand ard. This is a dictionary of critical and theoretical jargon. TÇ kyÇ dÇ shuppan. Call no.: REF PL724 .B86 1968.@ includes Kubota Jun. PROVERB DICTIONARIES Koji zokushin kotozawa daijiten . GAIRAIGO AND CURRENT WORD DICTIONARIES Bungei y Ç go no kiso chishiki. Kadokawa shoten. and words created in Japan to describe new ideas. explanations. what it has come to mean in Jap anese. Bungaku iseki jiten.. ed. Call no.: REF PN6519 .J3 K 565. and including gairaigo in katakana form. Call no. utamakura ichiran.. 1989). Larger dictionary aimed at daily-use expressions. Not limited to proverbs. If you need to know anything abou t the literary associations of place-names. organized in gojã on order. 1988. words that have been adopted from other langu ages and translated into kanji. To illustrate. meanings. what it meant originally in the original language. T Ç kyÇ d Ç . its alternate translations. original con text. Ch ã goku koji seigo daijiten . the index is arranged by stroke count of the first character in Chinese order.

1956. Adam Smith) are included. Gendai y Ç go no kiso chishiki.2: Taish Ç ) . it includes slang. Call no. miscellaneous essays. especially for anyone using Bakumatsu-Meiji texts. Call no. 1977 (2nd edition). and by group. the reign periods of emperors and sh Ç guns. Call no. 1948-. chosen from a variety of sources. prisons. with which it is competing hotly. drama.5 I26 1995. 1987-. (2) ch ã ko. This is a useful resource when looking up unusual words or investigating suspected "double entendres. with readings given in katakana (there is also a gojã on index of readings at the back). Call no. It is divided by time period into six volum es. Gendai Nihon bungaku dainenpyÇ . GakutÇ sha.derived Buddh ist terms. . Iwanami Shoten. It contains foreign words and phrases that have been transliterated into kanji. Place names and personal names (e. haiku. Together with the Nihon bungakushi. T Ç kyÇ d Ç . Æ fã sha. they are organized by stroke count. people. this is one of the most useful literary histories of Japan. Call no. 1986. but unfortunately it includes no author/title index. or difficult-to-read titles of works and their authors. Shã eisha. Call no. etc. PL 719. Kadokawa shoten. birth and death of authors. and so on). novels. Kashiwa shob Ç . Jiy ã Kokuminsha. 2 vols. tanka. Ichiko Teiji. 6 vols." Entries give basic definitions. This and the next chronology are indispensible for getting the accepted dates of composition of texts.N 535 1990. ed.000 words.: PL684.g. etc.A 84 1979. terms are eventually dropped when no longer current. a code for the group using the wo rd (farmers. Ateji gairaigo jiten .G38 1983 (813. and so on). each edited by a specialist. and the language of origin is given for each word.: REF PL695 . IHJ: 1364. the dates of texts. children's literature.: REF PL684 . jargon and dialect words in common use from the Nara period until "gendai. wives/courtesans." PART V: DATING AND LITERARY HISTORY CHRONOLOGIES Nihon bungaku dai nenpyÇ . This is good for seeing what was published in what year. There is no cumulative index. and various political and historical even ts.A72 1977. Umegaki M inoru. Poetry. and relevant events. Words can be looked up by reading.09 J56 for pre-1982 editions). Ingo jiten . Kadokawa gairaigo jiten . Call no. Annual. 1990. money. criticism. LITERARY HISTORIES Nihon bungaku zenshi.: 910.: R EF DS 821 .2 Ic32.55 G414 1968.: REF PL726 . Annual. and a code for the periods in which it was used. A new rival to the previous entry. (Vol.1: Meiji: vol. ed.I44. Imidasu . The volum es are organ ized as follow s: (1) j Ç dai. samurai.: REF PL6 84 . Call no. 1979. Index of authors with pen names. Althou gh there is considerable overlap from one year to the next. This is a useful dictionary. merchants. thieves. T he oldest annual of new and current term s in Japanese. equipm ent/tools.: REF PL684 . This standard loanword dictionary contains more than 27. T his is not so much a dictionary of words that are current as it is one of words that were. 1979. Nihon bunka sÇ g Ç nenpyÇ . An extremely useful dictionary with very informative entries. useful for finding recent terms and great fun for browsing.U 4. It correlates Japanese and European calendar. by topic (sex. This compendious resource is one of the best for getting dates of texts and authors.

Iwanami k Ç za Nihon bungakushi . However. Ch ã sei Nihon bungakushi. There is a supplementary collection of map s. The volumes include: (1) kodai I. but in many ways it is more comprehensive. T he texts covered in this history are often not the same ones covered in the Nihon bungakushi. the essays in this work. . Y ã seid Ç .65 . ch ã sei. Miyoshi Y ukio. followed again by essays on more individualized topics and texts. so it's useful to look at both series not only for the overview sections but also for the different texts covered. Nihon bungaku no rekishi. It is similar to the Nihon bungaku zenshi in its approach to literary history. Nihon bungeishi: Hy Ç gen no nagare .K69 1988): A collection of essays organized according to a specified subject topic. (4) kinsei. Yã seidÇ .. Shibund Ç . (2) ch ã ko. kinsei. (3) chã sei. (5) kinsei II. The extensive index is useful for cross-referencing. Kadokawa shoten. Nihon bungaku shinshi. Each volum e includ es a timeline and bibliography. Call no.: PL 716. Unlike Jidaibetsu Nihon bungakushi jiten and Nihon bungaku shinshi. 1988 (PL 726. (6) gendai. 8 vols. Call no. Highly recommended for new directions in contemporary scholarship. 18 vols. this work provides a literary history of each periodC j Ç dai.2 H6223. 1968. ed.: 910 . this series aims to reconsider various fields organized by subject rather than author or work through a new perspective. The essays provide focused bibliographies which list editions of prim ary texts as well as works of scholarship. 6 vols. Jidaibetsu Nihon bu ngakushi jiten . 6 vols. Yã seidÇ . (5) kindai. (6) kindai I. A lthough written towards school teachers and undergradu ates. The emphasis is on key topics. (5) kindai I. (3) chã sei. Y f hikaku sensho series. It is not as comprehensive as the Nihon bungaku zenshi or Nihon bungakushi. chã ko. The essays can be highly specialized. (2) kodai II.. PL 716. but the references in the head notes are more up-to-date.: 910. Latest scholarship and approaches from ancient to modern literature.J53 1987): Covering the ancient to the post-WW II period. Each volume con tains general essays on the development of various movements and genres. along w ith essays on texts that are im portant or representative. Th is originally started as a special issue of Kaishaku to kansh Ç . 1975 (expanded new edition). Essays about the grand sweep of history appear at the front of each volume. The volumes are divided as follows: (1) j Ç dai. Written by both upcoming and established scholars in the field. This work is also unusual in that it includes Ainu and Okinawan literature. Y ã hikaku also put out a multi-volume literary history in the Y ã hikaku sÇ sho series in 1976. 5 vols. At one time this was the best overall literary history. 1979. (5) kindai. This source is best viewed as a complement to the more traditional literary histories. (8) nenpyÇ (a 533-page timeline of literary works extending from Emperor Jimmu to 1975). Kindai bungaku . (6) gendai. KÇ za ShÇ wa bungaku shi .. (4) kinsei. Nihon bungakushi. Moves chronologically.N58 1986. are independent works so their connections are sometimes thin. kind ai. but the major problem with this work is that it does not provide a bibliography for secondary materials. . with a sep arate index. to date. Each volum e consists of ten or so essays by different scholars.: PL 716. There are several indexes includ ing title and author. Takemori Tenyã . (2) kodai II. There are extensive (though now outdated) bibliographies in the back of each volume. this does not change the fact that the essays are interesting in their fresh approach and their examination of topics which are normally not discussed in an organized volume such as this work. A more socio-historical approach to literary history. Call no. Y ã hikaku. 10 vols. as well as on readers. these essays are extensive in their topics and provide a good introduction to a specific research topic. The same series as above but for modern literature. A very helpful and well w ritten series on premodern literary history. 1995 (shelved separately in Starr Library stacks): Published as Yã seidÇ =s next series after Nihon bungaku kenkyã shiryÇ shinshã . focusing on the contexts in which works were written. (3) chã sei. which is also good and structured along similar lines but by different editors. Hisamatsu Sen'ichi. (4) kinsei. 12 volum es and supp lement. 1978. 5 vols. and gendai C by offering short essays (5-15 pages) written by the major scholars in the field on variety of topics. Nihon bungakushi. 1986-. and indexes of authors and titles of works discussed.N535 1990. 1990. this work aims to reconsider the literary history of ShÇ wa from a new perspective. 5 vols. (4) kinsei I. I93 1995. Ch ã ko Nihon bungakushi.(3)ch ã sei. The volumes are divided as follows: (1) kodai I. (7) kindai II. Subdivided by period and by topics and issues.2 N573. Kinsei Nihon bungakushi (2 volumes). Kawade shob Ç shinsh a. the essays contained within it are innovating and interesting. Emphasis is placed on oral literature and popular culture. although organized into various subject headings. Call no. Volume titles: J Ç dai Nihon bungakushi. 1987 (PL 707 . 20 vols. Shibundo. but each volume has a special topic. Highly recommended. Nihon bungaku o yomikaeru . Ed.

However.K. who also edited the Nihon bungaku shi. Joanne P. These guides are helpful for compiling a reading list for a course and provide a good picture of what is available in English. 127. Leonard C.L5 M37 1984.: REF Z3308 . Boston: G. (2) a bibliography of Japanese folktale anthologies in English. Call no. Japanese Folk Literature: A Core Collection and Reference Guide. The three English volumes are: (1) The Archaic and Ancient Ages. Kodansha International. Guide to Japanese Prose . Alfred. H all..9 .: REF Z3 308. their reference to Korean and Chinese parallels and influences.L 5 P76 1984. 1982. 19 84-1991.K 648 1985. One obvious and seriou s limitation of these works is the fact that they are somewhat outdated. and provide information on available critical works and translations in English. 5 vols.J37 1990g.: PL726 . M /S: X-19. Hisamatsu. Important names and titles are provided.L5 R54 1984. with dates. New York: R. and there are biographical sketches of all major figures. a problem that will only get worse. History of m odern literary criticism. and their inclusion o f Ainu and Okinawan literature. Pronko. and (3) Th e High M iddle A ges. Call no. Call no. the only full-length English-language survey of Japanese literature was W . but overall very stimulating and highly recommended. Un til the completion of this history.: R EF PL726." w hich means all the folktales the editor has found that are n ot included in the anthologies in section two. Hisamatsu Sen'ichi. Kodansha. as it goes back much farther in tim e. and each volume has a glossary at the end. although the modern volumes om it discussion of authors who were alive at the tim e of its writing. Rinehart and Winston. Japanese Literature in European Languages : A Bibliography . 1985 -1992.55 K 39 1984.: Z3308. Compiled by Japan P.1 M495 1985. Holt.Nihon bungeishi. Butler REF R049. Henry H olt & Co.E. Ed. eds. A one-man literary history with idiosyncratic terminology and periodization. Volume Two: Poetry. Call no. Kindai Nihon no hihy Ç . 1993 . 1976 . Call no. Japan Book Publishers Association. It includes less well-known short stories and essays. 1990. Call no. Call no. Kon ishi Jin'ichi. Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Literature . World within Walls: Japanese literature of the pre-modern era 1600-1867. The five Japanese volumes run through the modern period. Aston's History of Japanese Literature (1889). Rinehart and W inston.K.: PL7 16 . They are listed by original author.K. and translations published in more out-of-the-way journals. Boston: G. but it is fun to peruse. Call no. These guides are part of the Asian Literature Bibliography series.. 1961. Thomas. A History of Japanese Literature . 1984.: REF PL 723 .L5 J35 19 61. but the English translation stopped after three volumes. Fukutake shoten. Karatani Kojin. 4 vols. Criticism). Coverage is relatively compreh ensive. The book is organized by time period and alphabetized. Club.: REF Z3308 . Probably the most complete listing of literary translations of Japanese works into European languages. Earl Miner et al. extensively annotated w ith tables of contents for books and comprehensive summ aries of articles. Marks. (Volume One: Fiction. J. M/S: mentioned pp.: PL717 .: REF Z3308 . Princeton Com panion to Japanese Literature . Princeton University Press. 1984.: PL726 .55. (2) The Early M iddle A ges.B5. Seeds in the H eart: Japanese literature from earliest times to the late sixteenth century .R. Algarin. 1984. They are also notable for their attention to kanbun writing.N.L5 A 44 1982. with an outdated but lengthy bibliography at the back. (3) a series of short summ aries of twenty-six "classic folktales of Japan. Dawn to the West: Japanese literature of the modern era . Separate volum es on M eiji.: PL 726. Edited by Earl Miner. provides the traditional Japanese viewpoint on a fairly extensive list of major canonical authors. to works more useful for the perspective they provide on historical perceptions of Japan than for their literary accuracy. Drama. PART VI: ENGLISH REFERENCE AND TRANSLATION REFERE NCE W ORKS IN ENG LISH Japanese Literature in Foreign Languages: 1945-1990. 1976. Princeton U niversity Press.B523. Call no. Bowker Co. T his volume only includes works translated before 1956. Hall. Quality uneven depending on volume. This is a massive compendium of inform ation otherwise . Guide to Japanese Poetry. They are geared toward the non -specialist. Rimer. Hall. with extensive summaries of many if not all of the folk tales included in each anthology. Holt. This extensive and well-researched resource is divided into six sections: (1) a bibliography of works on Japanese folklore. Boston: G. 3 vols. IHJ: 0207.35 K4. Ed. Konishi Jin'ichi unconventional perspective and comparative bent make these works valuable supplem ents to more traditional literary histories. Call no. Call no. G. Donald Keene. Each chapter is followed by notes and a bibliography which lists selected works of scholarship in Japanese and English. 64. Call no. 1984. 1990.K6213 1984. Taish Ç and ShÇ wa. 1985.115 K 44 1993 . Call no.: PL726 . Guide to Japanese Drama. Tokyo: The Club. arranged by author.

Compiled by recent graduate students (especially Anne Commons and Jamie Newhard) under Professor Sh irane=s guidance. Many of the problems are discussed in a forty-three-page review of the work by Edwin Cranston (Harvard Jou rnal of Asiatic Studies 53:1 [June 1993]). which are extremely helpful.S4 1988. ShÇ gakukan. 55. correcting errors and omission s.2 D3. IHJ: 1002. Stanford UP. the 1989 revised version. For a student of literature or history.: REF DS803 . Pl 747.W 38. offices. Call no. Sekai daihyakkan jiten. making this useful for students. FOR TRANSLATING PREMODERN OFFICIAL TITLES AND RANKS A Tale of Flowering Fortunes . Fukuda: A84. 1967. Mo dern Japanese Novelists: A Biographical Dictionary . Volume 2. Columbia University Press. but it does not use furigana and is not linked to a comprehensive dictionary as the Super Nipponica is. Call no. benran. 1965. while the wabun index may be used to trace katakana designations back into their original languages. IHJ: 1001. Call no. into Japanese. 1984-89. Fukuda: A83. PL 725. plus many other features. This features the second edition of the Seikai daihyakkakan jiten by Heibonsha. each entry comes with many links to related topics. 1972-1973. so it is generally easier to use for quick reference. The comprehensiveness of the entries make this an indispensable computer tool. The entries have furigana on names and difficult kanji. Call no. Hitachi-Heibonsha. Both editions also have a comprehensive index in both wabun and ^bun. This book was created by Hershel W ebb for the Columbia course on Japanese bibliography that he taught from the early 1960s until his death in 1982. Japanese Women Writers: A bio-historical sourcebook. Although many of the reference . a condensed version of the ten volume Kokugo daijiten (without all the examples). nenkan. L48 1993. and dates. Heibonsha Daihyakka jiten . Useful for translating premodern court ranks. and helpful bibliographic references are appended to many articles. authors. plus the Kokugo daijiten (ShÇ gakukan). The Heibonsha is generally acknowledged to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia in the Japanese language. The tw o Heibonsha encyclopedias listed are basically the same work. ShÇ gakkan.unavailable in English.: [library does plan to get]. PART VII: ENCYCLOPEDIAS Dai Nihon hyakka jiten (Encyclopedia Japonica). Chieko Mulhern. 16 vols. which allows the user to create a computer file from any entry. CD rom. Sekai Daihyakka Jiten. In comparison to the new H eibonsha work. but it should be used with extreme caution. Volume 2 is an index to ranks and offices with English translations. J37 1994.D24 1984.2 . 23 vols. Greenwood Press. PART VIII: BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDES IN ENGLISH Herschel Webb. which goes through the book page by page. Call no. Th e work follows closely the actual syllabus of Webb's course. this is a marvelous combination since you go to an entry in the encyclopedia and click on any word for a reference to either the encyclopedia or the dictionary instantaneously. As with the Super Nipponica. as errors and inaccuracies are unfortunately numerous. Appendix on offices and ranks.2 . Colum bia Bibliography of Premodern Japanese Literature and Scholarship in Eng lish. etc. The Sekai daikyakkan jiten is far more comprehensive than the Super Nipponica. H eibonsha. chizu. The increase in the number of volumes for the 1988 edition is largely the result of the thicker paper on which it is printed. Edwin Reischauer. Heibonsha. Now superceded by the new version Nihon daihyakka zensho (Encyclopedia Nipponica). Research in Japanese Sources: A Guide. places. In the older Sh Ç gakkan work. This is unpublished but it is the most comprehen sive bibliography with over a thousand entries. including chronologies and maps. Super Nipponica Light Edition. 1988. Early Jap anese H istory. the text is less encum bered with references to names of works. etc.: AE 35. 25 vols. 35 vols. 1984-85.: AE 35. John Lewis. The ^bun index is particularly useful as a reference for the proper transliteration of European language names. Sh Ç gakkan. all major articles are signed.: AE 35. CD rom. Covers both m odern and pre-modern wom en writers. and includes problems for solution. 1980. This features the Nihon daihyakka zensho (ShÇ gakukan). William and Helen McCullough. Another feature that is very useful is the printout and the copy feature.

Center for Japanese Studies. Subjects NOT include are education. Number 24. The University of Michigan. and theory). Biography. A Student Guide to Japanese Sou rces in the Hum anities. MLA . theory of literature). and a title index for Part II (Japanese-language). The International House of Japan Library. Comp rehensive coverage of every major theoretical field. Naomi that Webb describes have since been replaced. This was specifically designed to complement and update the Fuku da w ork above. P art II. law. This work is divided into three sections. Non-Fiction Prose S tudies. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to look at fields that they are interested in to see the latest trends in scholarship and theory. M/S: V4/5. Th e volum e on general literature applies to all national literatures. 24 (also one copy in stacks). b ut not ex clusively. 1979. and Social Sciences. Vol. ex cluding Biography and A utobiograph y (history. Published every year. Film (history. ed. which are arranged according to subject. Humanities. on the U niversity of M ichigan holdin gs (so that the LC call nu mbers listed do not necessarily correspon d to Starr's holdings). and is devoted almost exclusively to Japanese-language works. The book is arranged according to subject. Literary criticism (history of criticism. criticism. Many (but not all) of the items include short descriptions. available at the International H ouse library. Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies. The items listed always include a short description. see ab ove). PART IX: CONTEMPORARY THEORY AND METHODOLOGY ML A (Modern Language Association) Internationa l Bibliography." It also includes information on electronic databases and CD -ROMs. and theory). theory). At the time of its publication in 1979. About $15. 1989. on Japanese-language reference sources. but includes an author/title index for Part I (Englishlanguage). this work was the leading guide to Japanese reference and bibliography. it is designed as an overall introductory textbook. 4 General Literature (including criticism and theory). criticism. A Guide to Reference Books for Japanese Studies (Japanese title: Nihon kenky f no tame no sank ^ tosho ). General W orks. Call no: REF Z33 06 . It covers bibliographies and reference works through 1977. one of the best points about the work. and technology. Like Webb's book. The book is intended as an update of Hershel W ebb's Research in Japanese Sources: A Guide (1965. Call no. Bibliography of Reference Works for Japa nese Studies. and theory). Yasuko Makino and M asaei Saito. according to the preface. Prose F iction (history. Interdisciplinary Approaches: Wom en =s Studies in Language and Literature Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature Popular Culture .: REF DS8 01 . science. has a useful list of 61 English-language journals that focus on Japan. Methods of Literary Research Autobiography.B48. but by no means to replace it. There is a title index. 1994. It w as based primarily. this book remains a valuable tool.. criticism. IHJ: 0020. M/S: V-4/5. G84. Call no.M53 no. divided into approaches. criticism. Note that most of the English-language reference books are. Genres: Dram a (history. Poetry (history. and for the descriptions of such unchanging matters as premodern measurements. and Life Writing. criticism. It also includes list of government publications that appear in English. theory). although this is quickly becoming outdated. The current divisions of the MLA that students may be interested include. University of Michigan. particularly for the chapters on historical source materials. and includes problem s to be solved. focuses on recent publications and items "easy to use.: REF Z3306.

meijigakuin. John Carpenter. To rquil D uthie. ts. http://etext. I have p eriod ically revised and updated the material. . Helen Baroni. Un iversity of Virginia Japanese Text Initiative. folklore.waseda.html/ Waseda Engeki js.html Kokubungaku shiryÇ kan Hom e page. and Satoko Shimazaki. Peter Flueckiger.htm l This bibliography is the cumulative result of presentations and work over a number of years by myself and literature graduate stud ents at C olumbia U niversity in P rofesso r Henry Sm ith =s bibliography thropological A pproach es to Literature (including m yth. Satoru David Lurie. Special acknowledgements to David B ialock. Michael Scanlon. ritual) Linguistic Approaches to Literature Philosophical Approach es to Literature (including history of ideas) Psychological A pproaches to Literature Literature and Religion Sociological Approaches to Literature Literature and Other Arts Literature and Science Children =s Literature Gay Studies in Language and Literature Folklore and Literature Interdisciplinary A pproach es to C ulture and Society Media and Literature Postcolonial Studies in Literature and Culture Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature Translation Language Studies Language and Society Language and Theory Applied Linguistics Language Change History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition PART X: WEB AND INTERNET (UNFINISHED) Pmjs (Pre M odern Japanese stud ies).

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