Major collection of classics and famous books from various fields throughout Asia. Contains 772 volumes; full-text search is available.
Enjoy Asian cultures through their classic works, in easy-to-understand modern translations.
Not limited only to well-known classics, but also actively rediscovering valuable yet nearly-forgotten writings, we explore the vast Eastern Hemisphere encompassing the Islamic world, India, China, and Japan, from ancient times to the present day.
On JapanKnowledge, these Asian masterpieces can be viewed in exactly the same format as the print edition. With advanced search, one can search not only titles, authors, and full text, but also narrowing down by genre, region, country and titles.
772 volumes are currently available.
||Heibonsha Limited, Publishers
October 1963 - July 2010
|Number of volumes
||Base price: ¥2,059,300 + tax
||The first release(300 volumes): October 29, 2003
The second release(155 volumes): April 15, 2004
The third release(131 volumes): December 21, 2004
The fourth release(106 volumes): July 25, 2006
The fifth release(80 volumes): July 1, 2019
|Number of entries
||772 volumes ; 272,000 pages
|Number of characters
||Advanced Search and Book Shelves features available
|Frequency of update
（as of July 2019）