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Find academic articles published in Japanese academic journals.
Bibliographic database of articles & books published in Japan. Includes articles in many languages, including English.
Dissertations, journal articles, and white papers from Japanese educational institutions.
Searches not just the National Diet Llibrary, but libraries, archives, museums, and academic institutions in Japan.
Search NDL for items published in Japan and beyond. Items may be requested by document delivery.
"JBAE - Japanese Buddhist Art in European Collections, is a database jointly built by a team of the Research Center of International Japanese Studies of the Hosei University and the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Zurich." -- About JBAE.
Scanned gallery exhibitions of rare materials, including books, illustrations, and historical documents.
"東寺百合文書 (Toji Hyakugo Monjo) refers to a collection of medieval Japanese documents originally preserved at Toji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The huge collection comprises nearly 25,000 documents spanning roughly 1,000 years, from the 8th to 18th centuries. The bulk of the collection dates from the 14th and 15th centuries." All items have been digitized and are available via this website.
This is a working bibliography of translations of Chinese Buddhist texts from the Taishō edition of the canon into Western languages. Some translations of extra-canonical Chinese Buddhist texts are included.
Full text of 85 volumes of Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō (大正新脩大藏經).
"...contains about 2,300 early maps of Japan and the World."
Correspondences of Buddhist canonical terms (with canonical and textual references) in Japanese, Chinese, English, Sanskrit, Tibetan. Thus far focusing on terms found in: Abhidharma-kośa 倶舎論 and Mahāyāna śatadharmā-prakāśamukha śāstra 大乗百法明門論.
"...seeks to deepen understanding and further the pursuit of knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Asia."
"...semi-annual journal dedicated to the academic study of Japanese religions."
"...carries articles on all aspects of Buddhism as well as English translations of classical Buddhist texts and works by modern Buddhist thinkers."
A publication of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies.