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New Tier 2 Licensed Resource – Gunsho Ruiju Online


Nine campuses (all except UCSF) began participation in a Tier 2 opportunity for access to Gunsho Ruiju Online.   (B, D, I, LA, M, R, SD, SB and SC; on the JapanKnowledge platform)

The Gunsho Ruiju series is a major collection of manuscripts from ancient through to the end of the early modern periods compiled under categories covering history, literature, religion, language, customs, art, music, cultivated arts, education, morality, legal codes, politics, economy, society and many other subjects.

The collection uses the latest editions of the original compilations (Gunsho Ruiju and Zoku Gunsho Ruiju 3rd edition 5th printing, and Zoku zoku Gunsho Ruiju 3rd edition), with a full-text search function using contemporary shinjitai kanji forms. Also, text images of the original collections can be viewed in high resolution and downloadable for printing.

Bibliographical information for each source includes category, title of digitized text, authorship, content (year of transcription, source reprint details) are included. Many textual sources are only available in this collection, and its contribution to the comprehensive research of classical Japanese culture is significant.

For more information about this resource, please visit:

Toshie Marra (UCB) is the contact for information on this license.