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Career[change | change source]
Tsunoda was responsible for the early growth of the Japanese language and literature collection at Columbia's library.
- "His vocation was teaching, not writing. His joy as a teacher lay in communicating knowledge directly and enthusiastically to his students.... "
Selected works[change | change source]
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- Japan in the Chinese Dynastic Histories, 1951 (with L. Carrington Goodrich)
- Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vols. I-II, 1958 (with William Theodore de Bary and Donald Keene)
References[change | change source]
- Columbia University: "Founder of Japanese Studies and the Japanese Collection at Columbia University Honored With Event and Exhibition," 2008; retrieved 2012-11-5.
- Columbia University: About the Japanese Collection; retrieved 2012-11-5.
- Keene, Donald. (1999). World Within Walls: Japanese Literature of the Pre-Modern Era, 1600-1867, p. xi; Shirai, Katsuhiko. "Take Pride in Waseda," Waseda Weekly, April 2006; retrieved 2012-11-5.
- Keene, Donald. "My Mentor, Prof. Ryusaku Tsunoda," Yomiuri Daily Online (Waseda Online). July 8, 1994).
- de Bary, William Theodore. "East Asian Studies at Columbia: The Early Years," Living Legacies: Great Moments and Leading Figures in the History of Columbia University, 2002; retrieved 2012-11-5.
- WorldCat Identities: Tsunoda, Ryūsaku 1877-1964; retrieved 2012-11-5.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Waseda University: "Tsunoda Ryūsaku -- his life as a bridge between Japan and America," 2008.