Japanese Studies

Nichigai Web Service

Alternative Titles
MagazinePlus
BookPlus
Description
Japanese citation-only indexes. Includes two seperate indexes, namely MagazinePlus and BookPlus. Cover all the post-1949 contents of the Zashi kiji sakuin 雑誌記事索引, tables of contents from many academic essay collections, and books published since 1925.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10541
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Nichigai Web Service

Alternative Titles
MagazinePlus
BookPlus
Description
Japanese citation-only indexes. Includes two seperate indexes, namely MagazinePlus and BookPlus. Cover all the post-1949 contents of the Zashi kiji sakuin 雑誌記事索引, tables of contents from many academic essay collections, and books published since 1925.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10369
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Asahi Shinbun (online version)

Alternative Titles
Kikuzō II Visual for Libraries
Description
Online full-text database of Asahi Shinbun, one of Japan's mainstream newspapers. Contains 7 million articles published since 1945. Also includes articles from the weekly magazines Aera and Shūkan Asahi, and from the annual new-word dictionary Chiezo.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1945-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10367
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Center for Japanese Studies Publications

Alternative Titles
CJS Publications
Description

The Center for Japanese Studies Publications Program published its first book in 1950. Today, works in print appear in three series (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies, and Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies), and as non-series publications. Center titles are used in teaching and research in a wide variety of universities and colleges and as resources for private industry and government.

CJS also offers a wide variety of online materials in searchable, downloadable formats. These offerings include out-of-print books, the peer-reviewed Michigan Classics Online, and the Faculty Series, which contains online books and archival material edited by Center Faculty. Much of the archival material is in Japanese, and all books in English are available in searchable and downloadable formats.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9221
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Center for Japanese Studies: Motion Pictures Reprint Series

Alternative Titles
Center for Japanese Studies Faculty Edited Series: Motion Pictures Reprint Series
CJS: Motion Pictures Reprint Series
CJS Faculty Edited Series: Motion Pictures Reprint Series
Description

The University of Michigan has one of the largest faculties for Japanese in the United States. As part of its charter to disseminate advanced research and foster new possibilities for pedagogy, the Publications Program has inaugurated a unique reprint series on Japanese cinema. The site includes monographs, essay collections, journals, billets, and even digitized films.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8595
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Japanese Studies Library Grants

The University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies annually awards grants for scholars to travel to the U-M Asia Library.  These grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are intended to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of Japan at other institutions who wish to utilize the Asia Library's collection.  The competition for the 2010-2011 academic year is closed, but announcements of future grants will be made here.  

Previous Japanese studies grant recipients:

2010-2011

Rumiko Handa (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

2009-2010

Deokhyo Choi (Cornell University)

Jae-Ho Shin (University of  Pennsylvania)

2008-2009

Yosuke Nirei (Indiana University South Bend)

Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni (Tel Aviv University)

Obata Yuri (Indiana University South Bend)

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Last modified: 03/21/2013

East Asian Language Searching in HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a large-scale digital library developed by the University of Michigan Library together with several other major libraries.  It includes the U-M books scanned as part of the Google Books Project as well as other materials digitized here and elsewhere.  This vast digital collection includes a significant number of books in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, but searching the full text of East Asian books requires a few caveats. 

First, a note of caution:  the system by which the HathiTrust's computers recognize words within the collected books works more smoothly with European languages than with East Asian characters.  Although the accuracy of search results vary wildly among various texts, searching the full texts of the books within the HathiTrust corpus can still have some utility.  Second, some books within the HathiTrust are available in full text and others are not.  In cases where the full text is not accessible, HathiTrust will display a list of pages on which search terms appear. 

When searching in Chinese and Japanese, separate individual search terms with quotation marks and a space.  For example, when searching for books that include terms for "feudal" and "system," use ‭"‬封建" "制度‭"‬ in the full-text search bar.  If, however, you want to search for books in which "feudal system" appears as a complete phrase, input ‭"‬封建制度‭".  This will return a much smaller number of results, providing instances in which all four characters are connected in the text.

When searching in Korean, the quotation marks are unnecessary.  Searching for "literature" and "research" separately, you can simply enter 문학 연구 into the HathiTrust search bar.  To search for "literary research" as a phrase, type 문학연구 without spaces.

Please direct any questions about using HathiTrust in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean to Mari Suzuki in the Asia Library.

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Contact information

For general information about Asia Library, here's contact information;

  • Phone: 734-764-0406
  • Fax: 734-647-2885
  • E-mail: asialibrary@umich.edu
  • Mailing: 913 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

For collection information and bibliographical assistance in specific areas and languages, or to make purchase suggestions, please contact a subject librarian;

For a full list of Asia Library staff and their detailed contact information, please click here.

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Last modified: 08/25/2013

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