Books about Japan and the japanese


-1800


Kadensho
On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami
1400-1420 by Zeami

English edition

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Japanese editoin
花伝書―風姿花伝


Ito Jinsai’s Gomo Jigi and the Philosophical Definition of Early Modern Japan
1627-1705

English edition
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The Martial Artist’s Book of Five Rings

1643-1645
1994 English by Steve Kaufman, Hanshi Steve Kaufman, Musashi Gorin No Sho Miyamoto,

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Japanese edition
五輪書


Kojiki-den
1798
by Norinaga Motoori

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)

| 古事記伝 1 (1) | 古事記伝 2 (2) | 古事記伝 3 (3) |


1800-1900


Capital of the Tycoon: A Narrative of a Three Year’s Residence in Japan


1863 English by Sir Rutherford Alcock

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
| 大君の都 上―幕末日本滞在記 (1) | 大君の都 中―幕末日本滞在記 (2) | 大君の都 下―幕末日本滞在記  岩波文庫 |


The Mikado’s Empire

1876 English by William Elliot Griffis

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
明治日本体験記


Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

1880 English by Isabera Lucy Bird Bishop

English edition
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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
日本奥地紀行


Le pantheon bouddhique au Japon

1880 French by Emile Etienne Guimet

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
ギメ東京日光散策・レガメ日本素描紀行 |


The Soul of the Far East

1888 English by Percival Lowell

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Japanese edition(amazon.co.jp)
| NOTO―能登・人に知られぬ日本の辺境 |


Japoneries d’automne

1889 French by Pierre Loti

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
ロチのニッポン日記―お菊さんとの奇妙な生活 (1979年)


Things Japanese

1890 English Basil hall Chamberlain

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
日本事物誌 (1)
日本事物誌 (2)


Japan and Japanese

1894 by Kanzo Uchimura

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
| 代表的日本人 |


Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

1894 English by Lafcadio Hearn

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Japanese edition(amazon.co.jp)

小泉八雲作品集〈1〉日本の印象 (1977年)


A Diplomat’s Wife in Japan: Sketches at the Turn of the Century

1899 English by Mary Crawford Fraser

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
英国公使夫人の見た明治日本


1900-1945


Bushido: The Soul of Japan

1900   by Inazo Nitobe

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
武士道


Promenades japonaises: Tokio – Nikko. Dessins par Fe’lix Regamey


1903 French by Felix Regamey

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
ギメ東京日光散策・レガメ日本素描紀行


Al-Shams al-Mushriqa
1904 Arabia by Mustafa Kamil Pasha

Japanese title 昇る太陽


The Book of Tea

1906 English by Kakuzo Okakura, Sam Hamill (Introduction)

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
茶の本


Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art : AN Outline History of East Asiatic Design

1912 English by Ernest

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
フェノロサ美術論集


A Diplomat in Japan

1921 English by Ernest Mason Satow

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)

一外交官の見た明治維新〈上〉
一外交官の見た明治維新 下  岩波文庫 青 425-2


Das Leben eines deutschen Arztes im erwachenden Japan

1931 Germany by ERWIN VON BALZ (Baelz)
Publisher : Engelhorns Nachfolger,Stuttgart

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
ベルツの日記 (上)
ベルツの日記〈下〉 (1979年)


1945 –


The Chrysanthemum and the Sword : patterns of Japanese culture

1946 English by Ruth Benedict
Publisher :

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
菊と刀―日本文化の型


Japanese economy during and after the War

1948 English by Jerome B Cohen
Publisher :

Japanese edition >>>戦時、戦後の日本経済 :岩波


Japan Diary
1948 English by Mark Gayn
Publisher :

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
ニッポン日記


Mirror for Americans, Japan

1948 English by Helen Mears

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
抄訳版 アメリカの鏡・日本


Folk-crafts in Japan, (K.B.S. publication)
1954
by Muneyoshi yanagi

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手仕事の日本


Faulkner Studies in Japan


1955 English by William Faulkner

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The Japanese Factory : aspects of social organization

1958 English by James C Abegglen

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
日本の経営 (1958年)


Japanese Modernisation and Mingei Theory
Muneyoshi ryuu

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Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples
1961
by Hajime Nakamura

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
中村元選集〈第1巻〉東洋人の思惟方法 (1961年)


L’ Empire Des Signes

1971 French,English by Roland Barthes

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
表徴の帝国


The Anatomy of Dependence

1971
by Takeo Doi

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)

「甘え」の構造 [新装版]


The Fragile Blossom. Crisis and change in Japan

1972 English by Zbigniew Brezezinski

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Japanese title ひよわな花、日本 :サイマル出版


Japan As Number One: Lessons for America

1979 English by Ezra F Vogel

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
ジャパン・アズ・ナンバーワン


Architecture as Metaphor: Language, Number, Money (Writing Architecture)
by Kojin Karatani
1981

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
隠喩としての建築


British Factory – Japanese Factory
1980 by Ronald Dore

British Factory – Japanese Factory


“Chijimi” shikoo no nihonjin:The Compact Culture: The Japanese Tradition of “Smaller Is Better”
1982 Korean,Japanese by I Oryon

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
「縮み」志向の日本人


The Enigma of Japanese Power : People and Politics in a Statesless Nation

1989 English by Karel van Wolfren

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Japanese edition
日本 権力構造の謎〈上〉 | 日本 権力構造の謎〈下〉


Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology
1989 English by Donald Keene

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Japanese edition >>>


No and Bunraku

1990 English by Donald Keene

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)

能・文楽・歌舞伎


Origins of Modern Japanese Literature
1993 English by Kojin Karatani

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)

日本近代文学の起源


Dave Barry Does Japan


1993 English by Dave Barry

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
デイヴ・バリーの日本を笑う


Seventy-Seven Keys to the Civilization of Japan
1993
by Tadao Umesao

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)

日本文明77の鍵
 


Nihon-ron no shiza
1993
by Yoshihiko Amino

Japanese edition only

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日本論の視座―列島の社会と国家


101 KeyWords for Understanding Japan

1995 Heibon-sha

Japanese edition (printed in Japanese and English on facing pages)

日本を知る101章

   



Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912
2002 English by Donald Keene

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)

明治天皇〈上巻〉 | 明治天皇〈下巻〉


Five Modern Japanese Novelists

2003 English by Donald Keene
Columbia University Press

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Japanese edition (amazon.co.jp)
日本の作家


Hiroki Azuma

English edition
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Japanese edition
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Listed by Kota Aramaki


list of references

日本人論・日本論の系譜 | 「日本文化論」の変容―戦後日本の文化とアイデンティティー


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