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into earlier periods of Japanese art, culture, history, religion
and literature. For information about the pmjs mailing list or
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Some text in Japanese.
Last revised Sunday, February 09, 2003
pmjs home page: external links
web searches: google
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guides to Japanese (Asian) studies on
Library collections, library searches,
search of J university libraries (J/E)
National Diet Library
- search (国会図書館)
Library of Congress:
British Library - BL's guide
Asian Libraries Co-op (Ohio State)
UK Japanese Union
guide to printed resources on Japan
Electronic texts: Japanese except for
JTI all require Japanese display
Text Initiative (Virginia)
Texts of Pre-modern Japanese Literature
text project (謡曲三百五十番集入力) Hangyo bunko
sites by the following scholars contain downloadable premodern
texts or links to same
Okajima (Fukui Univ.)
Y Hagiwara (Komazawa
Aozora bunko look
under "sa" for Sarashina nikki... Expanded book format
is very readable.
Electronic texts: General and non-Japanese
Oxford Text Archives:
search for "Genji" E-texts of Seidensticker trans.
and NKBZ (Shogakukan) text.
Meiji translations as yet, to my knowledge. Hearn is as close
as one gets.
See what the "other" medievalists have done
and grow green with envy...
- Directory of Electronic Text Centers
list of bookstores in Japanese (Asian) studies (K.K.Troost)
prices for dozens of online booksellers; used books too
Amazon.com (US), Amazon.co.uk -- see FAQ
concerning Amazon links on this site.
Asian Rare Books
(New York): Japan Booklists
& Noble Out of Print and Used Book--always worth checking
Fine Used Scholarly Books
Powell's Books: competitive
prices, electronic books also
on J books in print (J)
J book search (J)
Books in other languages: German (amazon.de
| bol.de) French (bol.fr)
Associations, institutes, conference organizers
and Programs in the United States, Australia and Europe (Duke's
AAS: Association for
Italian Association for Japanese Studies NEW
Association for Japanese Literary Studies
Studies Association of Australia
Asian Scholars Conference Japan
Asia Society (New
of Japan (日本アジア協会)
of Teachers of Japanese
Berkeley (UC) Institute
of East Asian Studies
University: Institute for Medieval Japanese
Dijtokyo: German Institute
for Japanese Studies (Tokyo)
EAJS: European Association
for Japanese Studies
German institutes of Japanese studies: Cologne
Programs in Asian Philosophy and Religion (Dr. Charles Muller)
Univ.: overview of Asian programs
Institute (Hensanjo, Univ. of Tokyo)
Web sites in Japan (Prof. Goto Hitoshi/Tohoku Univ.) J/E
Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden
of Oriental Culture (Toyo Bunka Kenkyujo), University of
Japan Foundation (includes
backnumbers of Japan Book News)
JS Net Forum
- Japanese Studies Network Forum
Center for Japanese studies
for U.S.-Japan Studies (Indiana)
National Language Research
International Research Center for Japanese Studies (J/E)
NIJL: National Institute
of Japanese Literature/Kokubungaku kenkyu shiryokan
Nordic Institute of Asian
(Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Natur- und Voelkerkunde Ostasiens)
Institute of Oriental Studies
Societe des Etudes Japonaises
de Tokyo (SEJT)
List of Japanese Serials and Newspapers (Ohio State): very
Journals, publishers, academic resources
Full text of backnumbers of many journals now available
online to JSTOR subscribers.
Check your library for details. "Five year moving wall"--i.e.
issues up to 5 years ago are available. When possible the webpage
given for JSTOR below is for the journal in question.
TOC = table of contents
Theatre Journal (Hawaii). TOC from 1994. Article abstracts.
of Asian Studies (BAS): Coverage from 1971. Institutional
OR individual membership.
of the School of Oriental and African Studies - TOC
contents pages for academic journals by e-mail
East Asia Series website. Now possible to order securely
Press. (Link is to "Books on Japan" page)
Asian Buddhist Studies: a Reference Guide (Robert
Buswell, rev. William Bodiford)
in Asian Studies (ANU/Australia)
Journal of Asiatic Studies: Backnumbers from 1936 on JSTOR
(5 year wall). Index only for JSTOR subscribers.
UnCover) search for academic papers by author, title, keyword.
of Asian Studies: Table of contents and feature articles
from vol. 60.1 (Feb. 2001). Backnumbers from 1941 on JSTOR.
The Journal of
Japanese Studies: online author index for vol. 1- (from Autumn
1974). Online table of contents--including book reviews--from
Volume 24, Number 2 (Summer 1998).
Publication Program of the Center for Japanese Studies, University
Backnumbers from 1938 on JSTOR
(5 year moving wall). Index of book
reviews (from 54.4, Winter1999). The MN site can be searched
from the pmjs top page.
Networked Digital Library
of Theses and Dissertations
Nachrichten der Gesellschaft fuer Natur- und Voelkerkunde Ostasiens
(Hamburg). Table of contents online from 1991. Full text of book
Extremus (Hamburg). TOC online from 33. Jahrgang, 1990, Heft
Muse: Scholarly Journals Online
The Romanian Journal
of Japanese Studies
See these both for content and for ideas about how to use
web pages for research and teaching in Japanese studies. Only
pages of premodern/early modern interest included here.
(1914-1986): A three-page tribute to the German scholar and
Cook (Queens College, CUNY) Text and commentary on Kokin
Wakashu at Japanese Text Initiative
Carter (University of California, Irving). "The Tale
of Genji and its Reception."
Chambers (Wesleyan). Again, link to a course on Genji.
R. Goodwin (Medieval Japanese history) Research description,
list of publications...
Michel (Kyushu Univ) Database on Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716)
Charles Muller (Toyo Gakuen Univ.) "Resources for the
study of East Asian languages and thought"
Pitelka (Sainsbury Institute) links, ceramics, directory
of grad. students in premodern studies
Kenneth L. Richard
(Siebold University in Nagasaki). Genji, waka, monogatari,
Schneider (Univ. of Hamburg). Detailed bibliography
(Meiji Gakuin Univ.) Heike & Genji studies, noh.
X. Jie Yang
(Calgary): kanaClassic, emaki reader...
Mailing lists in Japanese studies
Modern Japan Network: now "compiling a directory of
early modern Japan specialists (roughly late sixteenth to mid-nineteenth
century) from all disciplines" (Philip Brown)
Broad in scope but well-monitored.
jlit-l (Japanese literature): send the message "Subscribe
jlit-l" to firstname.lastname@example.org
and Listserv Addresses for Japanese studies (Duke)
Japanese museums on internet, art/culture
guide to online museums
Watson's list of museums in Tokyo
museums (J) | private
good websites: Nezu
museums links (Rekihaku)
and Japanese Art History Virtual Library
of Japanese art by Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
at Tokyo Kakuki-za, National Theatre (current schedule)
Kanze homepage (of Yarai
Noh Theatre, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Japanese language / reference / computing
info. about CD-ROM for learning to read hentaigana (E)
Internet Reference Tools for East Asian Studies (E)
Mojikyo Net: Specialists
need more kanji characters than JIS can provide. Mojikyo meets
this need. Their gif and true type fonts now available on CD-ROM.
I've tested it and it works: 90,000 characters (CJK) at your
command. Excellent search engine.
mail/WWW without Japanese on your computer--back
on net again
to moji code: clear Japanese explanation (Kanzaki)
eKanji: put in Morohashi number, get an image of the kanji
For students, non-specialists
Suggestions, corrections welcome
Michael Watson, Professor
Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University
Yokohama 244-8539, Japan
fax +81 (45) 863-2265
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Thanks to everyone who has written to make suggestions about
the site. I'm grateful for helpful comments from Denise O'Brien
and Morgan Pitelka (2000/07).
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