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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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Japanese Literature
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History & Texts Individual Authors Foreign Authors on Japan
  Japanese Authors Abroad  
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History & Texts
Bibliography of Books & Articles Relating to the Genji & Early Japanese Literature Anthony H. Chambers' bibliography for his course on The Tale of Genji at Wesleyan University
Cafe Nomad (in Japanese & English) A literature journal; includes transcripts in English of conversations of Steve Erickson with Yoshiaki Koshikawa, Masahiko Shimada, Kyoji Kobayashi, & Ryu Murakami
A Dictionary of Haiku Classified by Season Words with Traditional & Modern Methods A compilation by Jane Reichhold
Folk Legends of Japan Stories "that every Japanese kid grows up listening to"
Heike monogatari (in English & Japanese) Michael Watson's page on the medieval Japanese prose narrative
History of Japan's Literature A brief introduction with links to Japanese literature since the Nara period
Horagai Literary Homepage Kato Koiti's literary magazine featuring various Japanese writers including recent Akutagawa Award winners
Japanese Children's Literature Links Compiled by Sharon Domier, Univ. of Massachusetts
Japanese Literary Texts on the Web Compiled by Kristina Troost of Duke University
Japanese Literature Resource Page From Creighton University, a listing of local & Web online resources, recommended books, & audiovisual resources
Content-Rich Japanese Text Initiative Searchable texts of classic Japanese Literature: a collaborative project of The University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center & the University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library
Marriage, Rank and Rape in The Tale of Genji Royall Tyler's paper in Intersections (Issue 7, March 2002)
A Mini-collection of Modern Japanese Literature Maintained for the modern Japanese literature program at the University of Calgary
Modern Haiku "An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies": sample haiku & senryu, essays & book reviews from current & past issues
Content-Rich Other Women's Voices: Translations of Women's writing before 1700 Biographies & excerpts from the writings of over 125 women writers, including Otomo no Sakanoue Iratsume (early 700s) & Kasa no Iratsume (mid-700s), Ono no Komachi (mid-800s), Senshi Naishinno /Daisaiin Senshi (964-1035), Sei Shonagon (965/967-aft.1010), Izumi Shikibu (c.974-aft.1033), Sugawara no Takasue no musume (1008-aft.1064), Fujiwara no Nagako (1079-aft.1119), Shikishi Naishinno /Shokushi (d. 1201), Daibu /Kenrei Mon'in Ukyo no Daibu (d. aft.1232), & Shunzei kyo no musume /Shunzeikyo (c.1171-aft.1252)
pmjs: Online Resources for Teaching & Research Resources on classical Japanese, including several related to The Tale of Genji: alphabetical list of characters; charts of chapters; genealogical chart of characters
The Shiki Internet Haiku Salon Introduction to the art & appreciation of Haiku, & presentation of poems by Shiki Masaoka & other haiku poets
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Individual Authors
Art & Healing: Conversation with Kenzaburo Oe One of the Conversations with History series of the Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
Banana Yoshimoto Official Site (in Japanese & English) Profile & journal of the Japanese author of the novel Kitchen; FAQ
Haruki Murakami Life & work of the Tanizaki award winner; articles, interviews, & book reviews; music & Murakami; books about Murakami; translators; links, etc.
Kenzaburo Oe: Japan, The Ambiguous, and Myself The Nobel laureate's Nobel lecture (Dec. 7, 1994)
Kirino Natsuo Bubblonia (in Japanese & English) Official site of the author of Out, winner of Japan's top mystery award, & "acclaimed for ... unique perspective of Japanese society after the collapse of the economic bubble"
Master of the Ordinary Charles Taylor on Haruki Murakami's novel Kafka on the Shore (Salon, Jan. 20, 2005)
Militerrorism: Atrocious Tragedy of War Depicted in Abe Kobos "Records of a Transformation" Debashrita Ghosh Dastidar's study of Abe's 1954 work (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
The Mishima Yukio Cyber Museum "index of items stored in the [Mishima Yukio Museum], an introduction of some of the displayed items, Mishima's biography, reference maps, questions answered by top researchers, and a forum of comments for the museum"
Natsume Sseki and Andrew Lang: Their Interpretations of the Supernatural Orie Muta's analysis of Ssekis 'Koto no Sorane' (The Hallucinatory Sound of Koto, 1905) (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
The Outsider: Salon Interview: Haruki Murakami Conducted by Laura Miller (Dec. 16, 1997)
Provocation of Mishima: Queering the Text Rio Otomo's analysis of Mishima's final work, The Sea of Fertility (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
Reading Abe Kobo From Horagai: news, biography, bibliography, & criticism
Ryunosuke Akutagawa An introduction to & excerpts from the writings of the author of Rashomon
Waseda University & Literature: Index to Writers (in Japanese) Capsule biographies of modern Japanese writers, with collective chronology & places of birth
The World of Kenji Miyazawa An introduction to one of Japan's most widely read authors
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Foreign Authors on Japan
A Conversation with Arthur Golden An interview of the author of Memoirs of a Geisha
Innocence to Deviance: The Fetishisation of Japanese Women in Western Fiction, 1890s-1990s Narrelle Morris's paper in Intersections (Issue 7, March 2002)
Memoirs of a Geisha Reading guide for Arthur Golden's bestseller: questions, discussion topics, & suggested reading list
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Japanese Authors Abroad
Between Two Worlds Suzie Mackenzie's profile of Kazuo Ishiguro (Guardian, Mar. 25, 2000)
Interview with Kazuo Ishiguro AsiaSource interview with the Booker Prize winner & author of The Remains of the Day
Interview: Kazuo Ishiguro Linda Richards's interview with the novelist born in Nagasaki and raised & educated in England (January Magazine)
Kazuo Ishiguro & A Pale View of Hills Cora Agatucci's compilation of a detailed chronology of Ishiguro & his works with links to reviews, excerpts from an interview with Ishiguro, & bibliography
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