Friday, July 7, 2017

Japanese for Sinologists: A Reading Primer with Glossaries and Translations

Joshua A. Fogel and Fumiko Joo

Publication Date:
July, 2017

University of California Press


For many years it has been known that scholars of Chinese history and culture must keep abreast of scholarship in Japan, but the great majority have found that to be difficult. Japanese for Sinologists is the first textbook dedicated to helping Sinologists learn to read scholarly Japanese writing on China. It includes essays by eminent scholars, vocabulary lists with romanizations, English translations, grammar notes, and a wealth of general information not easily available anywhere.

The reader will be introduced to a wide panoply of famed Sinologists and their writing styles. The first chapters introduce some basic information on dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other resources for research on China in Japanese materials, including a list of names and terms from Chinese political, historical, and cultural events. The chapters cover a range of topics and time periods and highlight authors, all well-known Japanese scholars, with an appendix of English translations of all the articles. After completing this book, the user will be able to begin his or her own reading in Japanese Sinology without the extensive apparatus this volume supplies.

Table of Contents:


Translation Tables for Sinologists

Japanese Dictionaries Aimed at Sinologists

Oshima Toshikazu, "Qiu Jin"

Ono Kazuko, "Introduction: a history of research on the Donglin party"

Takeuchi Yoshimi, "Issues in our view of Sun Yat-Sen"

Shimada Kenji, "The commoner nature of culture in the Ming period"

Miyazaki Ichisada, "Was the Jingchu 4 mirror produced at the Daifang commandery?"

Yoshikawa Kōjirō̄

Niida Noboru, "Fengjian 封建 and feudalism in Chinese society"

Naitō Torajirō, "Cultural life in modern China"

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