Friday, November 20, 2009

Udpate on The Beholdmyswarthyface Encyclopedia of Modern Japan

This just in from Sally Suzuki:
I've spent the last two nights updating the encyclopedia, so have a look. I've also added a new feature: links to online texts of those writers included in Aozora Bunko. Now our viewers can start getting used to reading the texts in the original. As for our Aozora Bunko English translation project, I'll send you an update next week.
Also, I was hoping our readers could send some suggestions for items to add. David Boyd suggested last night that we add the famous Kokoro ronsō between Komori Yōichi and Nakamura Miharu to our list of major literary ronsō. Thanks for the suggestion, Boyd. If anyone else has something they'd like us to add, please send. Again, here's the table of contents:
  • I. People (Pre- and Early Modern; Meiji/Taishō; Shōwa/Heisei) [arranged chronologically by date of birth]
  • II. Publsihing Companies・Newspapers・Journals and Magazines [arranged chronologically by date of first publication]
  • III. Types of Shōsetsu [arranged alphabetically]
  • IV. Major Literary Ronsō [arranged alphabetically]
  • V. Literary Awards [arranged chronologically by year of first issue]
  • VI. Literary Groups and Terms [arranged alphabetically]

  • VII. Political Groups and Movements [arranged chronologically]
  • VIII. Incidents (Jiken/Jihen) [arranged chronologically]
  • IX. Organizations and Institutions [arranged chronologically]
Oh, and someone was handing out this JASSO newsletter yesterday in front of the embassy. Isn't that you in the first two pictures?
Sally Suzuki, Beholdmyswarthyface Media Director
P.S. And, for the blind:


ルビ子 said...
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Benny said...

One suggestion: Add the new literary magazine Monkey Business, founded and edited by Professor Shibata.