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Citations and Abbreviations

All Japanese books mentioned in the footnotes of the journal were published in Tokyo, unless stated otherwise.

Monumenta Nipponica uses the following abbreviations for frequently cited journals and multivolume series:

HJAS Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
JJRS Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
JJS Journal of Japanese Studies
MN Monumenta Nipponica
GR Gunsho ruijū . 25 vols. Zoku Gunsho Ruijū Kanseikai, 1959-1960. Also, earlier editions published by Keizai Zasshisha, 1893-1897 (20 vols.); and Naigai Shoseki Kabushikigaisha, 1928-1938 (Shinkō gunsho ruijū ).
KST Shintei zōho kokushi taikei . 66 vols. Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, 1929-1967. [End Page 211]
KT Shinpen kokka taikan . 20 vols. Kadokawa Shoten, 1983-1992.
NKBT Nihon koten bungaku taikei . 100 vols.+ 2-vol. index. Iwanami Shoten, 1957-1967.
NKBZ Nihon koten bungaku zenshū . 51 vols. Shōgakukan, 1970-1976.
NST Nihon shisō taikei . 67 vols. Iwanami Shoten, 1970-1982.
SNKT Shin Nihon koten bungaku taikei . 105 vols. Iwanami Shoten, 1989-2005.
SNKZ Shinpen Nihon koten bungaku zenshū . 88 vols. Shōgakukan, 1994-2001.
T Taishō shinshū daizōkyō . 100 vols. Taishō Issaikyō Kankōkai/Daizō Shuppan Kabushikigaisha, 1924-1934.
ZGR Zoku gunsho ruijū . 37 vols. + 3 supplementary vols. Zoku Gunsho Ruijū Kanseikai, 1959-1960. Also, earlier edition published by Keizai Zasshisha, 1902-1912 (19 vols.).
ZZGR Zokuzoku gunsho ruijū . 17 vols. Zoku Gunsho Ruijū Kanseikai, 1969-1978. Also, earlier edition published by Kokusho Kankōkai, 1906-1909 (16 vols.).


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