JAPANESE  CIVILIZATION            

INTRODUCTION    SYLLABUS                        PROJECTS

STUDY GUIDES      Japanese History          Japanese Literature             Japanese Culture                          Japanese Autobiography  

LECTURES                 READINGS                        DISCUSSION

HISTORY                    (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th)       POL(Government-Military)      SOC(Class-Gender)       ECO(Innovation-Trade)     CUL(Rel-Phi-Sci-Art-Lit)
CULTURE                   (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th )      VERBAL(Lit-Lng-Script-Myth-Folklore)    VISUAL(Pnt-Sclp-Arch)       PERFORMING(Dnc-Mus-Thea-Cin)       
LITERATURE                                (Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th)       GENRES (PoetryDramaFictionAutobiography -Essay )
CIVILIZATION          Ancient (His-Cul)                Postclassical(His-Cul-Lit)                Early Modern(His-Cul-Lit)                 19th Century(His-Cul-Lit)                20th Century(His-Cul-Lit)

LITERARY  ENCYCLOPEDIA                     (Authors-Works-Characters)

POSTCLASSICAL PERIOD                          Early/ Classical/ Medieval         

Myths and Legends of Japan's origins   KOJIKI (Record of Ancient Matters)                                                                                

Poetry                     Anthologies                     Man’yôshû                             Kokinshû                     Shinkokinshû                   Hyakunin isshu             

Autiobiography Mother of Fujiwara Michitsuna              GOSSAMER DIARY (Kagerô nikki ) 

Essay            
                                     Sei Shonagon                 PILLOW BOOK (Makura no sôshi)                    
                                     Kamo no Chômei        AN ACCOUNT OF MY HUT (Hôjôki)              
                                     Yoshida Kenkô              ESSAYS IN IDLENESS (Tsurezuregusa)          

Drama                                         
                                     Zeami                                 ATSUMORI                        IZUTSU                        NONOMIYA                  SEKIDERA KOMACHI                   TADANORI
Fiction 
                                                                                   TALES OF ISE (Ise monogatari)
                                     Murasaki Shikibu       TALE OF GENJI (Genji monogatari)
                                                                                   TALES OF TIMES NOW PAST (Konjaku monogatari)
                                                                                   TALES OF THE HEIKE (Heike monogatari )

EARLY MODERN PERIOD                    Tokugawa period  (1600-1868)                                           
Poetry and lyrical prose                          Matsuo Bashô                                       THE NARROW ROAD OF THE INTERIOR
Drama - bunraku (puppet theater)   Chikamatsu Monzaemon                LOVE SUICIDES AT AMIJIMA
Autobiography
Fiction                                                               Ihara Saikaku                                          FIVE WOMEN WHO LOVED LOVE                   WORLDLY MENTAL CALCULATIONS

19TH CENTURY
Poetry
Drama
Autobiography
Essay
Fiction                         
Late-19th                 Futabatei Shimei        DRIFTING CLOUD    -    MEDIOCRITY       
                                       Mori Ôgai                       THE DANCING GIRL    -    THE WILD GOOSE    -    THE ABE FAMILY    -    SANSHO THE STEWARD
                                       Natsume Sôseki           I AM A CAT    -    BOTCHAN    -    SANSHIRO    -    KOKORO     -    GRASS BY THE WAYSIDE
                                      Shimazaki Tôson          THE BROKEN COMMANDMENT    -    THE FAMILY    -    BEFORE THE DAWN

20TH CENTURY
Poetry
Drama
Autobiography
Essay
Fiction
Early 20th (1915-1950)

                                     Akutagawa Ryûnosuke      EXEMPLARY SHORT STORIES (e.g., Rashomon, Hell Screen, Kappa, Cogwheels)
                                     Shiga Naoya                             DARK NIGHT'S PASSING    -    EXEMPLARY SHORT STORIES (e.g., Han’s Crime, At Kinosaki, The Razor, The Shopboy’s God) 
                                     Nagai Kafû                                THE RIVER SUMIDA    -    GEISHA IN RIVALRY    -    STRANGE TALE FROM EAST OF THE RIVER
                                     Dazai Osamu                           THE SETTING SUN    -    NO LONGER HUMAN
                                     Kawabata Yasunari              SNOW COUNTRY    -    THE SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN    -    THE MASTER OF GO    -    THE OLD CAPITAL
                                     Tanizaki Jun’ichirô                NAOMI    -    ARROWROOT    -    PORTRAIT OF SHUNKIN    -    THE MAKIOKA SISTERS    -    BRIDGE OF DREAMS

Mid-20th  (1950-1980)

                                      Ibuse Masuji                            CASTAWAYS    -    BLACK RAIN
                                      Inoue Yasushi                         THE ROOF TILE OF TEMPYO    -    CHRONICLE OF MY MOTHER (memoir)
                                      Ôoka Shôhei                           TAKEN CAPTIVE    -    FIRES ON THE PLAIN
                                      Yasuoka Shôtarô                  A VIEW BY THE SEA
                                      Shiba Ryôtarô                        CLOUDS ABOVE THE HILL    -    THE LAST SHOGUN    -    DRUNK AS A LORD (four samurai tales)

                                      Endô Shûsaku                        THE SEA AND POISON    -    SILENCE    -    DEEP RIVER
                                      Mishima Yukio                       CONFESSIONS OF A MASK    -    TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION    -    THE SEA OF FERTILITY (tetralogy of novels)
                                      Abe Kôbô                                  THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES    -    THE FACE OF ANOTHER    -    THE BOX MAN    -    THE ARKSAKURA
                                      Enchi Fumiko                          THE WAITING YEARS    -    MASKS
                                      Ariyoshi Sawako                   THE RIVER KI    -    THE DOCTOR'S WIFE    -    THE TWILIGHT YEARS
                                      Ôe Kenzaburô                       THE CATCH    -    A PERSONAL MATTER    -    THE SILENT CRY    -    A HEALING FAMILY

Late-20th (1980- present)
                                      Nakagami Kenji                   THE CAPE
                                      Murakami Haruki               A WILD SHEEP CHASE    -    NORWEGIAN WOOD    -    THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE    -    KAFKA ON THE SHORE    -    1Q8
                                      Yoshimoto Banana             KITCHEN    -    GOODBYE TSUGUMI