The Cambridge encyclopedia of Japan
Richard John Bowring and Peter F. Kornicki (1993)
Arranged thematically in eight sections: Geography, History, Language and literature, Thought and religion, Arts and crafts, Society, Politics and Economy.
The language section includes information on affiliation, grammar, respect language, dialects and written Japanese.
A section examines the development of Japanese literature from some of the earliest 'classics'.
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