A short history of literature from the eighth century to the present day.
The importance of the Tale of Genji and the Pillow Book to subsequent Japanese literature.
From the Nihongi, Book XI. A short anecdote from a history of the Emperor Nintoku on the relationship of the wealth of the population in relationship to the wealth of the Emperor. A good example of the importation of Confucian thought in early Japan.
Extensive list of Japanese literature-related links as well as its own exclusive ring of Japanese literature pages.
Creighton University's Japanese bibliographic and internet resources as well as online texts.
Contains numerous searchable online texts in Japanese and translation from the Man'yoshu to the modern era. Also contains links to online dictionaries.
This site teaches the classical (that is, old) Japanese language, through poems and extracts from literary/zen/martial arts classics.
Literary magazine featuring recent and new Japanese writers. Content in English and Japanese.
Include review of lectures and details of the prizes awarded by the center to support translation of Japanese literature.
Overview of Japanese literary history and important listing of Japanese Authors.