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Classical Japanese Reader and Essential Dictionary
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Haruo Shirane
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

In 2005, the celebrated scholar of Japanese literature Haruo Shirane published Classical Japanese: A Grammar. Now, with Classical Japanese Reader and Essential Dictionary, he completes his two-volume textbook for learning classical, or literary, Japanese?the primary written language in Japan from the seventh to the mid-twentieth century. The text contains carefully
Early Modern Japanese Literature
Language: en
Pages: 550
Authors: Haruo Shirane
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Translations from the Asian Cl

This abridged edition of Haruo Shirane's popular anthology, Early Modern Japanese Literature, retains the essential texts that have made the original volume such a valuable resource. The book introduces English-speaking readers to prose fiction genres, including dangibon, kibyoshi (satiric picture books), sharebon (books of wit and fashion), yomihon, kokkeibon (books
Traditional Japanese Literature
Language: en
Pages: 578
Authors: Haruo Shirane
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Haruo Shirane's critically acclaimed Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600, contains key examples of both high and low styles of poetry, drama, prose fiction, and essays. For this abridged edition, Shirane retains substantial excerpts from such masterworks as The Tale of Genji, The Tales of the Heike, The
Early Modern Japanese Literature
Language: en
Pages: 550
Authors: Haruo Shirane
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-21 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

This abridged edition of Haruo Shirane's popular anthology, Early Modern Japanese Literature, retains the essential texts that have made the original volume such a valuable resource. The book introduces English-speaking readers to prose fiction genres, including dangibon, kibyoshi (satiric picture books), sharebon (books of wit and fashion), yomihon, kokkeibon (books
O-umajirushi
Language: en
Pages: 313
Authors: Haruo Shirane
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-02 - Publisher: The Academy of the Four Directions

A translation of a unique 17th-century compendium of samurai heraldry, annotated with the symbolism and stories behind the banners. O-umajirushi is the earliest surviving color compendium of Japanese crests and heraldry. At the time, woodblock printing was just starting to allow for widespread distribution of books in Japan. O-umajirushi took