Literature and Linguistics

Japanese Text Initiative

URL:http://jti.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/index.html

The Japanese Text Initiative is a well-established collection of Japanese literature from ancient times to the modern era. This collection offers original Japanese critical editions and their translations not in copyright (in other words, sometimes outdated). Texts are searchable and a Japanese--English dictionary is also offered.

Premodern Japanese Texts and Translations

URL:http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~pmjs/trans/index.html

Premodern Japanese Texts and Translations is a bibliography of Japanese literary and related works, up to the year 1600. It offers bibliographical information concerning original texts, translations in Western languages, and studies. It also offers some links to eBooks.

Chirimen Crepe Books Database

URL:http://shinku.nichibun.ac.jp/chirimen/index.php?disp=EN

Chirimen Crepe Books Database is a digital library of translated Japanese folktales printed on Chirimen crepe paper. These materials derive from a series that was translated into Western languages, which was printed as a souvenir for Westerner tourists.

The Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese

URL:http://vsarpj.orinst.ox.ac.uk/corpus/searching.html

The Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese is still under development. Presently, it offers lexicon search and searchable texts of Old Japanese texts from the 7th and 8th centuries AD, most of which are verses and ritual texts. All attestations in the targeted language can be seen through the lexicon page. KWIC search will be publicly available.

The Hanzi Normative Glyphs Database

URL:http://www.joao-roiz.jp/HNG/

The Hanzi Normative Glyphs Database is organised to reveal how the forms of glyphic standards changed and spread in the Sinosphere during the medieval and early modern ages. It displays every attested form of the characters and their frequencies. Results are listed in the following order: the early Tang period, the middle Tang period, Japan, other Sinosphere areas, and dictionaries.

Wooden Tablet Character Dictionary

URL:http://jiten-en.nabunken.go.jp/index.html

The Wooden Tablet Character Dictionary is a compilation of Chinese characters written on wooden tablets that were unearthed in Japan. Wooden tablets were used for general purposes from early civilisation to the tenth century. Since these characters are certainly different from the modern standard, such a compilation benefits not only reading wooden tablets but also understanding of the history of Chinese characters in Japan and the Sinosphere.

Compound Verb Lexicon: Japanese Compound Verb Online Dictionary

URL:http://vvlexicon.ninjal.ac.jp/en/

Compound Verb Lexicon offers a lexicon of common Japanese compound verbs, a concatenation of two verbs, which is a typological feature of the Japanese language. These verbs are classified according to their word structure and transitivity. A link to relevant examples pertaining to the contemporary written language is provided for each verb.

Bibliography of Kanbun

URL:https://dbr.nii.ac.jp/infolib/meta_pub/G0000091KANBUN-en

The Bibliography of Kanbun is a bibliographic database compiled by Nisho Gakusha University, which collects Japanese works written in the Classical Chinese language as well as those of related studies. It also covers recent studies written in English.

WATP: The World Atlas of Transitivity Pairs

URL:http://watp.ninjal.ac.jp/en/

The World Atlas of Transitivity Pairs maps approximately fifty languages, geologically and typologically, in accordance with their pairing patterns between transitive and intransitive verbs: that is to say, whether such pairs were constructed from a derivation of either a transitive or intransitive verb.