Rev. Shojo Honda’s Collection
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Rev. Shojo Honda’s Collection

Tamon Honda, the son of the late Rev. Shojo Honda (1929-2015) of Arlington, Virginia, has generously donated his father’s book collection to Penn Libraries. The books focus on Buddhism and other Asian religions, history, and language; they are a mix of Japanese and English publications. Michael Williams and Molly Des Jardin of the Japanese collection … Continue reading

Japanese Naval Training Fleet Souvenir Books
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Japanese Naval Training Fleet Souvenir Books

The Penn Libraries Japanese Collection has acquired a unique and special collection of Japanese Imperial Navy training fleet souvenir publications, and they have arrived! These are scrapbook-like publications of photographs and other memorabilia, as well as a self-published history of the training fleet, about the fleet’s global travels between the late 1800s and early 1940s. … Continue reading

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Tōyō Keizai Zasshi (The Oriental Economist) now available

Toyo Keizai Zasshi, or “The Oriental Economist,” is a major economics periodical from early 20th-century Japan. It is hosted in the Maruzen eBook Library interface. Toyo Keizai Zasshi is a key resource for those studying Japanese history and culture from the late 19th century through the period of WWII. The interface and content are entirely … Continue reading

Penn digitizes collection of Japanese juvenile fiction
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Penn digitizes collection of Japanese juvenile fiction

Penn has completed digitization of the Japanese Juvenile Fiction Collection at Penn Libraries, dating from the late Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods. These are small, mass-market books never intended for long-term use, so the digitization not only shares full copies of these books with the worldwide research community, but also preserves them for posterity. … Continue reading