1. Kenkyusha”s New English-Japanese Dictionary Asian Reference PL 679 .K4

2. Kenkyusha’s New Japanese-English Dictionary Asian Reference PL 679 .K4

3. Pictorial Japanese and English Dictionary Asian Reference PL 676 .O9x 1997

4. Nelson’s Japanese-English Character Dictionary PL 679 .N4

Also in this Guide:

Japanese Literature Research Guide
Early Japanese Literature
Heian Period
Edo Period Major Writers
Major Modern Japanese Writers

5. Japanese Character Dictionary Asian Reference PL 677.5 .S6 1984

6. The Kanji Dictionary Asian Reference PL 677.5 .S625x

7. Kō jien Asian Reference PL 675 .S49 1976

8. Nihon Kokugo daijiten Asian Reference PL 675 .N54 20 vols.

Literature dictionaries

1. Dictionary of Selected Forms in Classical Japanese Literature. Ivan Morris. PL 535 .M67x 1986

2. Gendai bungaku kenkyū jiten. Asian Japanese PL 726.66 .G39 1983

3. Nihon bungaku jiten. Asian Japanese PL 707 .N515 1949 3 vols.

4. Nihon bungaku daijiten. Asian Reference PL 707 .N48 1950 8 vols.

5. Nihon bungaku sakuhinmei yomikata jiten Asian Ref PL .N526 1988

6. Kojiki jiten. Asian Japanese DS 855 .K658 1988

7. Genji monogatari jiten. Asian Reference PL 788.4 .G43 G4196 2002


1. A Reference Grammar of Japanese. Samuel Martin. Asian Reference PL 533 .M28 2004

2. A Grammar of Classical Japanese. Akira Komai. PL 533 .K6

3. A Descriptive Grammar of Early Old Japanese Prose. John R. Bentley. PL 525.2 .B46 2001

4. A Reference Grammar of Classical Japanese Prose. Alexander Vovin. PL 525.3 .V68 2003

Guides and Handbooks

1. A Reader’s Guide to Japanese Literature. PL 717 .R51988

2. Guide to Japanese Prose. PL 782 .E8 X73 1984

3. Guide to Japanese Poetry. PL 782 .E3 X84 1988

4. Guide to Japanese Drama. PL 734 .E5 X84 1984

5. The Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature

PL 726.1 .M495 1988

History and Criticism

1. Seeds in the Heart: Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. Donald Keene. PL 726.115 .K44 1993

2. Principles of Classical Japanese Literature. Sumie Jones. PL 726.1 .P75 1985

3. Origins of Modern Japanese Literature. Karatani Kō jin. PL 726.6 .K2813 1993

4. Modern Japanese Writers. Jay Rubin. PL 723 .M563 2001

5. Women Writers of Meiji and Taishō Japan: Their Lives, Works and Critical Reception, 1868-1926 . Yukiko Tanaka. PL 725 .T36 2000

6. Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan. Rebecca Copeland. PL 726.6 .C67 2000

7. The Vocabulary of Japanese Literary Aesthetics. PL 721 .A2 H52x


To find Western-language articles, use databases available on the HBLL home page. Go to “ Asian Studies” under All Disciplines, and then search in the following databases:

a. Bibliography of Asian Studies

b. MLA Bibliography

c. ATLA Religion Index

d. Humanities Full Text

Remember, if BYU doesn’t own the journal that the article you want was published in, and no online copy is available, you can use Interlibrary Loan to get a copy of the article. Go to “Interlibrary Loan” on the HBLL home page to register and request a loan. The cost of Interlibrary Loan for journal articles is 10 cents per page.

Asian Collection Japanese Literature Call Number Finding Guides

Early Japanese Literature

Heian Period

Edo Period

Major Modern Writers

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