[New e-Resources] Bungei shunjū Archives (文藝春秋 アーカイブズ)

By Jiyeon Wood|May 9, 2022|Japan|

Bungei Shunjū is a general monthly magazine founded by the author Kikuchi Kan in January 1923.

It is one of the most popular and influential literary magazine in Japan. It has been a central venue for numerous contemporary writers to publish their essays, debates and other literary works, including Akutagawa Ryūnosuke (1892-1927), Kume Masao (1891-1952), Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972), Kobayashi Hideo (1902-1983), and Naoki Sanjūgo (1891-1934).

Bungei Shunjū Archives offers online access to 323 issues published between January 1923 (Taisho 12) to December 1950 (Showa 25). You can search headlines in article titles, publication, year and month, author and the body of articles. 

To access Bungei Shunjū Archives, please click the link below:

Connect to electronic version via JapanKnowledge

Although SOAS Library subscribes to Bungei shunju (print journal), our library holding starts in the mid-1950s. This acquisition is the great opportunity to acquire the earlier issues before December 1950 to fill the gap and to provide increased accessibility to our users through this now digitised journal. 

Please get in touch with Jiyeon Wood (Librarian for Japan & Korea) if you need any further assistance.

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