Japanese Language & Literature: Japan: Culture and History
This section is for resources pertaining to the country of Japan wtih an emphasis on culture and history.
A Cultural Legacy Visualized
A list of videos (stream or available for checkout) illustrating Japanese literature and culture:
- The Tale of GenjiThe program explains both Genji’s adventures and the visual effects created by the paintings, decorated paper, and calligraphy of the scrolls.
- Theater in Japan: Yesterday and TodayTheater has a long history in Japan, ranging from traditional Kabuki to today’s avant-garde performing arts. This program explores the cultural debate within Japan regarding traditional forms of theater and more contemporary variations,
- Manga WorldThis program pushes beyond the stereotypes to objectively examine the history of manga, how manga are drawn, and manga’s influence on Japanese life.
- Buddha and the Land of the KamiBegins with the creation myth of Japan and explains the origin and scope of the Kami concept.
- Four Seasons in Kyoto: Festivals and SymbolsFocusing on the emblematic flowers, foods, and festivals of each season, this beautifully filmed four-part series provides an elegant point of departure into Japanese history, religion, and cultural traditions. 4-part series.
- Dictionary of Chinese and Japanese ArtAn encyclopedia of Chinese and Japanese art up to 1981.
Shelves -- 3rd floor N7340 .M818 1981
- Warriors of Art: A Guide to Contemporary Japanese ArtistsA general guide to Japanese artists of the twentieth century.
N7355 .Y355 2007
- Japanese Religion: A Cultural Perspective byCall Number: BL2202 .E45 1985ISBN: 0135092825Publication Date: 1985
- Folk Religion in Japan: Continuity and Change byCall Number: BL2202 .H58ISBN: 0226353338Publication Date: 1968
- Japan Encyclopedia byCall Number: DS821 .F73 2002ISBN: 0674007700Publication Date: 2002-05-31
- Bilingual Encyclopedia of Japan byCall Number: DS805 .K6323 1998ISBN: 4770021305
- Modern Japan byCall Number: DS805 .M63 1998ISBN: 0815325258Publication Date: 1997-10-01
- The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture byCall Number: DS822.5 .E516 2009ISBN: 9780415481526Publication Date: 2009-08-13
- Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan byCall Number: DS805 .K633 1983ISBN: 0870116207Publication Date: 1983-11-01