list of bungo texts
Thirteen texts for the teaching of classical Japanese prepared
by Royall Tyler.
Edited by Kyoko Selden, Janice Kande, Michael Watson.
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Royall Tyler's J/E vocabulary notes for students are available in these formats:
01 1941 Oboegaki (覚書) Secret memorandum by Japanese government
02 Nihon shoki (日本書紀) [Excerpt]
03 Kokinshu preface (古今和歌集 仮名序)
04 Toson shishujo (藤村詩集 序)
* Text is the preface to Shimazaki Touson's poetry collection: 合本藤村詩集 序
This file was earlier called Wakanashu.
05 Ise monogatari (伊勢物語）
* sections 1-4
06 Makura no soshi (枕草子） [Opening
07 Genji monogatari (源氏物語） [Opening]
08 Hojoki (方丈記) [Opening]
09 Heike monogatari (平家物語 [Opening]
10 Oku no hosomichi (奥の細道） [Opening]
11 Uchiharai rei (文政の打払令) *Bunsei era 1818-1830
12 Chohei kokuyu (徴兵告諭)
13 Kyoiku chokugo (教育勅語)
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On Mac the files will download to your hard disk. With Internet Explorer they will open automatically with Microsoft Word. (Check "Window" menu- -> "Download Manager" to see where the file is saved.) With earlier versions of Netscape, a dialog box opens to save the file, and it must then be opened manually.
(2) Alternatively you can download all files in a single archive. Updated 2002.04.01
These are compressed (faster to download) and self-expanding.
Open the directory mentioned above and choose 00-all-docs-win.exe
for Windows or
00-all-docs-mac.sea for Macintosh. Just follow the instructions when downloading the Windows archive. In the case of Mac, check your download folder for a file called "Archive.sea" and double-click to expand.
If you have trouble opening them, you might find it easier just to refer to the html versions of the pages (see list), and copy/paste into the word processor of your choice. The html versions contain the complete text of the plain texts (plain.doc), texts with readings in parentheses (.kakko.doc), and word lists (.words.doc). The only formatting you will lose are some tabs in the word lists.
Versions in rtf format were previously offered but now removed.
reminders about uploading (webmaster's memo)
Microsoft Word files must be uploaded in binary mode, not in ASCII mode as are html files. The "bungo" folder currently supports the following file types:
AddType application/ms-word msw
AddType application/ms-word rtf
AddType application/octet-stream sea
AddType application/octet-stream exe
AddType application/mac-binhex40 hqx
Stuffit Deluxe has been used to self-expanding archives for Windows (00-all-docs-win.exe) and Macintosh (00-all-docs-mac.sea.hqx). The reason to use binhex for Mac is to include the resource fork, preserving the application identity and icon so that the file can be double-clicked open. A simple .sea file worked when tested on a Mac, but needed to be dragged/dropped onto the Stuffit Expander icon.
With self-expanding archives (sea), users should not need the free software Stuffit Expander. Mac users may need it to expand hqx (binhex) files, however.