Contains articles from subject encyclopedias, academic journals and literary magazines as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries. Coverage of East Asian literatures is uneven, so you may need to try other options as well.
Call Number: Click on title and then on "Ebook Central Academic Complete" to access the book electronically. If you'd prefer a physical book, there's a copy in the main stacks, call number PL493 .C55 2003 (third floor)
Publication Date: 2003
Includes more than one hundred articles that show how a host of authors and literary movements have contributed to the general literary development of their respective countries. Comprehensive thematic essays introduce each geographical section with historical overviews and surveys of persistent themes in the literature examined. Following the thematic essays are the individual entries: over forty for China, over fifty for Japan, and almost thirty for Korea, featuring everything from detailed analyses of the works of Tanizaki Jun'ichiro and Murakami Haruki, to far-ranging explorations of avant-garde fiction in China and postwar novels in Korea.
Encyclopedia of the Novel by Paul Schellinger, ed.
Includes entries on Japanese and Chinese myth, and on intersections between religion and literature in the two countries.
Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan by Gen Itsaka (Editor); Edwin O. Reischauer (Editor); Shigeto Tsuru (Editor)
Call Number: DS805 .K633 Print Books
Publication Date: 1983
This nine-volume reference contains over 10,000 articles exploring every aspect of Japanese society, history, politics, economy, thought and culture. The 50,000-item index is cross-referenced for easy location of facts.