204 books — 275 voters
Early works of Japanese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, often written in Classical Chinese. Indian literature also had an influence through the diffusion of Buddhism in Japan. Eventually, Japanese literature developed into a separate style in its own right as Japanese writers began writing their own works about Japan, although the influence of Chinese literature and Classical Chinese remained until the end of the Edo period. Since Japan reopened its ports to Western trading and diplomacy in the 19th century, Western and Eastern literatu ...more
Best Asian-American Teen Fiction
Best Japanese Learning Textbooks
81 books — 92 voters
Chinese and Japanese Fantasy
214 books — 383 voters
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882 books — 692 voters
Non-Caucasian Protagonists in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Paranormal Romance
2,013 books — 2,302 voters
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164 books — 150 voters
“ With a cold"--she spoke evenly, lowering her eyes a little--"now is the hardest time. Maybe even harder than dying. But this is probably as bad as it can get. You might come to fear the next time you get a cold; it will be as bad as this, but if you just hold steady, it won't be. For the rest of your life. That's how it works. You could take the negative view and live in fear: Will it happen again? But it won't hurt so much if you just accept it as a part of life." With that she looked up at me, ...more ”
“ No, I don't want your money. The world moves less by money than by what you owe people and what they owe you. I don't like to owe anybody anything, so I keep to myself as much on the lending side as I can. ”
Monthly online book club for manga (and sometimes anime) with LGBTQ themes! Open to LGBTQ folks…more
[close] Monthly online book club for manga (and sometimes anime) with LGBTQ themes! Open to LGBTQ folks and allies. Profile pic and header from Shimanami Tasogare.
22 members, last active one year ago
Literary People is a book club for all kinds of readers with a wide array of interests, but with…more
[close] Literary People is a book club for all kinds of readers with a wide array of interests, but with an eye for discussing texts critically. We read world literature from many periods and concerning many topics. Actually, we read whatever Jenn is reading. This club has its own website at http://readwithjenn.wordpress.com/. Join the discussions on LP's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/literarybook/
34 members, last active one year ago
Este es un grupo de habla hispana para gente que disfrute la escritura de autores japoneses.
[close] Este es un grupo de habla hispana para gente que disfrute la escritura de autores japoneses.
3 members, last active 11 months ago
We are a book club for readers of light novels, novels from Japan, and novels about Japan. This…more
[close] We are a book club for readers of light novels, novels from Japan, and novels about Japan. This includes books like Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime, Battle Royale, Memoirs of a Geisha, and others. The Japanese Novel and Light Novel Book Club is the sister group to Shoujo Manga Book Club, Shounen Manga Book Club, and Josei and Seinen Readers(18+ only).
769 members, last active a day ago
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