The Maeda Collection
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In 1998, Cornell acquired the personal library of Maeda Ai, one of the most important critics and scholars of Japanese literature of the postwar period. Consisting of approximately 13,000 volumes, the Maeda Collection features rare early postwar publications and Japanese translations of European literature. Although it focuses mainly on Japanese literature, literary history, and criticism, the collection contains many volumes on all aspects of Japanese cultural anthropology, social history, and popular culture. It also includes 3,000 volumes of pre-20th-century works with folded, stitch-bound leaves in traditional format. The Maeda collection enhances Cornell's reputation as a center for the study of modern Japanese literature and culture.

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All items from the Maeda Collection.
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