*Japanese Studies General Guide: Classical Literature

Provides a starting point for Japan Studies, including resources to find books, articles, newspapers, and web resources.

How to Use This Guide

This is a resource guide for those who would like to study classical Japanese language and/or those who would like to read historical (pre 1868) documents written in "kuzushiji" (cursive style handwriting). Please note that most of the resources introduced in this guide are in Japanese only. The books introduced in this page are all available in East Asian Library (5th floor of Watson) unless noted otherwise.

Textbooks

Japanese/English Dictionaries

Print Reference Materials : Kan-wa jiten (Japanese character dictionaries)

Print Reference Materials : Kogo jiten (classic Japanese dictionaries)

Print Reference Materials: Kuzushiji (Cursive Style Writing)