pmjs is an interdisciplinary forum for those doing research into earlier periods of Japanese art, culture, history, religion and literature. For information about the pmjs mailing list or online resources see index.

This page consists of external web links ordered by category. Please send suggestions about format and content to editor. Some text in Japanese.
Last revised Sunday, February 09, 2003

main sections of site: index - database - translations - papers - archive - sitemap - FAQ
on this page
  • top links
  • guides to Japanese studies
  • libraries
  • electronic texts
  • online bookshops
  • associations, institutes, depts.
  • journals, publishers
  • individuals' pages
  • museums
  • language/computing
  • general interest
  • contact info. (editor)
  • pmjs home page: external links

    top links

  • web searches: google (J) | goo (J) | Altavista | Excite | Hotbot
  • books: Webcat-E | Diet Library | |
  • guides to Japanese (Asian) studies on the Internet

    Library collections, library searches, guides

  • NACSIS Webcat: search of J university libraries (J/E)
  • National Diet Library - search (国会図書館)
  • Library of Congress: search page
  • British Library - BL's guide to Japanese online catalogues
  • SOAS Library (London)
  • East Asian Libraries Co-op (Ohio State)
  • UK Japanese Union Catalogue (英国日本語出版物総合目録)
  • Duke guide to printed resources on Japan
  • Electronic texts: Japanese except for JTI all require Japanese display

  • Japanese Text Initiative (Virginia)
  • Electronic Texts of Pre-modern Japanese Literature (Satoko Shimazaki/Columbia)
  • Noh 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
  • M. Shibata (Meisei Univ.)
  • A. Okajima (Fukui Univ.)
  • S. Kikuchi (Konan Women's)
  • H. Namihira (Meio Univ.)
  • Y Hagiwara (Komazawa Univ.)
  • Aozora bunko look under "sa" for Sarashina nikki... Expanded book format is very readable.
  • Kundoku Man'yoshu
  • Electronic texts: General and non-Japanese

  • Oxford Text Archives: search for "Genji" E-texts of Seidensticker trans. and NKBZ (Shogakukan) text.
  • Gutenberg: no Meiji translations as yet, to my knowledge. Hearn is as close as one gets.
  • Labyrinth Library: See what the "other" medievalists have done and grow green with envy...
  • CETH - Directory of Electronic Text Centers
  • Online bookshops

  • Duke's list of bookstores in Japanese (Asian) studies (K.K.Troost)
  • compares prices for dozens of online booksellers; used books too
  • (US), -- see FAQ concerning Amazon links on this site.
  • Asian Rare Books (New York): Japan Booklists
  • Barnes & Noble Out of Print and Used Book--always worth checking
  • Blake's Books: Fine Used Scholarly Books
  • Powell's Books: competitive prices, electronic books also
  • TRC info. on J books in print (J)
  • book-Kanda: second-hand J book search (J)
  • Books in other languages: German ( | French (
  • Associations, institutes, conference organizers

  • * Institutes and Programs in the United States, Australia and Europe (Duke's list)
  • AAS: Association for Asian Studies
  • AISTUGIA: The Italian Association for Japanese Studies NEW SITE (2003.03-)
  • AJLS: Association for Japanese Literary Studies
  • American Oriental Society
  • ASAA: Asian Studies Association of Australia
  • ASCJ: Asian Scholars Conference Japan
  • Asia Society (New York)
  • Asiatic Society of Japan (日本アジア協会)
  • ATJ: Association of Teachers of Japanese
  • Berkeley (UC) Institute of East Asian Studies
  • Cambridge University, Oriental Faculty
  • Columbia University: Institute for Medieval Japanese
  • Dijtokyo: German Institute for Japanese Studies (Tokyo)
  • EAJS: European Association for Japanese Studies
  • German institutes of Japanese studies: Cologne | Hamburg | Heidelberg | Munich
  • Graduate Programs in Asian Philosophy and Religion (Dr. Charles Muller)
  • Harvard Univ.: overview of Asian programs
  • Historiographical Institute (Hensanjo, Univ. of Tokyo)
  • Humanities Web sites in Japan (Prof. Goto Hitoshi/Tohoku Univ.) J/E
  • IIAS, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden
  • Institute of Oriental Culture (Toyo Bunka Kenkyujo), University of Tokyo (J/E)
  • Japan Foundation (includes backnumbers of Japan Book News)
  • JS Net Forum - Japanese Studies Network Forum
  • Michigan: Center for Japanese studies
  • Monogatari kenkyukai (物語研究会)
  • National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies (Indiana)
  • National Language Research Institute (Japan)
  • Nichibunken: International Research Center for Japanese Studies (J/E)
  • NIJL: National Institute of Japanese Literature/Kokubungaku kenkyu shiryokan
  • Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Denmark)
  • OAG Tokyo (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Natur- und Voelkerkunde Ostasiens)
  • Oxford University, Institute of Oriental Studies
  • Societe des Etudes Japonaises de Tokyo (SEJT)
  • Union List of Japanese Serials and Newspapers (Ohio State): very helpful
  • Journals, publishers, academic resources online

  • 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
  • Asian Theatre Journal (Hawaii). TOC from 1994. Article abstracts.
  • Asiatische Studien (Switzerland)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS): Coverage from 1971. Institutional OR individual membership.
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies - TOC online
  • Carfax co: contents pages for academic journals by e-mail
  • Cornell East Asia Series website. Now possible to order securely online
  • Curzon Press. (Link is to "Books on Japan" page)
  • East Asian Buddhist Studies: a Reference Guide (Robert Buswell, rev. William Bodiford)
  • Electronic Journals in Asian Studies (ANU/Australia)
  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies: Backnumbers from 1936 on JSTOR (5 year wall). Index only for JSTOR subscribers.
  • Ingenta: (formally UnCover) search for academic papers by author, title, keyword.
  • The Journal 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).
  • Michigan: Publication Program of the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan
  • Monumenta Nipponica. 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
  • NOAG: Nachrichten der Gesellschaft fuer Natur- und Voelkerkunde Ostasiens (Hamburg). Table of contents online from 1991. Full text of book reviews (German).
  • Oriens Extremus (Hamburg). TOC online from 33. Jahrgang, 1990, Heft 1.
  • Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online
  • The Romanian Journal of Japanese Studies
  • UMI (dissertations)
  • Individuals' pages

    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.

  • Oskar Benl (1914-1986): A three-page tribute to the German scholar and translator
  • Lewis Cook (Queens College, CUNY) Text and commentary on Kokin Wakashu at Japanese Text Initiative
  • Steven D. Carter (University of California, Irving). "The Tale of Genji and its Reception."
  • Anthony Chambers (Wesleyan). Again, link to a course on Genji.
  • Janet R. Goodwin (Medieval Japanese history) Research description, list of publications...
  • Wolfgang Michel (Kyushu Univ) Database on Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716)
  • A. Charles Muller (Toyo Gakuen Univ.) "Resources for the study of East Asian languages and thought"
  • Morgan Pitelka (Sainsbury Institute) links, ceramics, directory of grad. students in premodern studies
  • Kenneth L. Richard (Siebold University in Nagasaki). Genji, waka, monogatari, kanbun...
  • Roland Schneider (Univ. of Hamburg). Detailed bibliography
  • Michael Watson (Meiji Gakuin Univ.) Heike & Genji studies, noh.
  • X. Jie Yang (Calgary): kanaClassic, emaki reader...
  • Mailing lists in Japanese studies

  • The Early Modern Japan Network: now "compiling a directory of early modern Japan specialists (roughly late sixteenth to mid-nineteenth century) from all disciplines" (Philip Brown)
  • H-Japan. Broad in scope but well-monitored.
  • jlit-l (Japanese literature): send the message "Subscribe jlit-l" to
  • Lists and Listserv Addresses for Japanese studies (Duke)
  • Japanese museums on internet, art/culture links

  • Duke guide to online museums
  • Watson's list of museums in Tokyo area
  • lists: public museums (J) | private museum (J)
  • good websites: Nezu | Suntory
  • National museums links (Rekihaku)
  • Chinese and Japanese Art History Virtual Library
  • Bibliography of Japanese art by Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
  • Kabuki at Tokyo Kakuki-za, National Theatre (current schedule)
  • Kanze homepage (of Yarai Noh Theatre, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
  • Japanese language / reference / computing in Japanese

  • KanaClassic: info. about CD-ROM for learning to read hentaigana (E)
  • AsianDoc/C.Chu: 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.
  • Shodouka: Japanese mail/WWW without Japanese on your computer--back on net again
  • Nihongo to moji code: clear Japanese explanation (Kanzaki)
  • Play eKanji: put in Morohashi number, get an image of the kanji

  • General interest. 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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    Acknowledgements, notes

    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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