Toyo Bunko

(The Eastern Library Series)

Heibonsha Limited, Publishers

Major collection of classics and famous books from various fields throughout Asia. Contains 858 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.

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Original books 東洋文庫
Publisher Heibonsha Limited, Publishers
Publication date October 1963 - November 2010
Number of volumes 858 volumes
Book price ¥2,562,450 (Pre-tax price ¥2,329,500+tax10%)
Release date The 1st release(300 volumes): October 29, 2003
The 2nd release(155 volumes): April 15, 2004
The 3rd release(131 volumes): December 21, 2004
The 4th release(106 volumes): July 25, 2006
The 5th release(80 volumes): July 1, 2019
The 6th release(67 volumes): July 3, 2023
The 7th release(19 volumes): July 3, 2023
Number of entries 858 volumes ; 312,000 pages
Number of characters 190,600,000 characters
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