Monumenta Nipponica is a semi-annual academic journal of Japanese studies, published in English. It is affiliated with Sophia University (Tokyo). The journal is one of the oldest English-language academic journals in the field of Asian studies, being founded in 1938. Although the journal originally published articles in several languages, such as French and German, the journal has published almost entirely in English since the early 50's.
|Edited by||Bettina Gramlich-Oka|
Sophia University (Japan)
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Each issue contains two to three main research articles, and around twenty-five reviews of recent books in Japanese studies, dealing with Japanese society, culture, history, religion, literature, art, anthropology, and related topics in Japanese and Asian studies. The journal occasionally publishes translations of Japanese language works.
The following persons have been editors-in-chief of Monumenta Nipponica:
- Vols. 1–6 (1938–1943)—Johannes B. Kraus (founder)
- Vols. 7–17 (1951–1961)—Wilhelm Schiffer
- Vols. 17-18 (1962–1963)—Wilhelm Schiffer, Francis Mathy
- Vols. 19–23 (1964–1968)—Joseph Pittau
- Vols. 24–25 (1969–1970)—Edmund R. Skrzypczak
- Vols. 26–52:1 (1971–1997)—Michael Cooper
- Vols. 52:2–65:1 (1997–2010)—Kate Wildman Nakai
- Vols. 65:2–67:2 (2010–2012)—Mark R. Mullins
- Vols. 68:1–69:2 (2013–2014)—Richard A. Gardner, Caroline Hirasawa
- Vols. 70:1–70:2 (2015)—Richard A. Gardner, Bettina Gramlich-Oka
- Vols. 71:1– (2016–present)—Bettina Gramlich-Oka, Sven Saaler
- "Japanese Bibliography, English-Language Journals". Columbia University. 2003. Retrieved 2009-02-15.