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Cross gender studies in the Japanese context

About This Guide

This is a basic resource guide for cross gender studies in the Japanese context, with a specific focus on cross gender performance in Japanese theater. Click on the tabs above to navigate to specific subjects. Each subject page contains a brief list of introductory works and/or exemplary materials. (Those lists are intended to be introductory, rather than comprehensive).

General Resources

Reference Books

Pronko, Leonard Cabell. 1973. Guide to Japanese Drama. Asian Literature Bibliography Series. 

Brazell, Karen and James T. araki. 1998. Traditional Japanese Theatre: an anthology of plays.

Pronko, Leonard Cabell and Minoru Fujita. 1996. Shakespeare East and West. Richmond, Surrey: Japan Library.

Leiter, Samuel and Jiro Yamamoto, 1997. New Kabuki Encyclopedia: a revised adaptation of Kabuki jiten

Leiter, Samuel L. 2002. A Kabuki Reader: History and Performance

Harris, John Wesley. The Traditional Theatre in Japan : Kyogen, Noh, Kabuki, and Puppetry.


Monumenta Nipponica

Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies