Susumu Nakanishi

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Susumu Nakanishi (中西進 Nakanishi Susumu?, born 1929 in Tokyo[1][2][3]) is a scholar of Japanese literature, particularly of the Man'yōshū. He is the honorary president of the Nara Prefecture Complex of Manyo Culture,[4] president of the Koshinokuni Museum of Literature,[5][6] and has been a guest lecturer at Princeton University.[3]

In 1970 he was awarded the Japan Academy Prize for his research in comparative literature and the Man'yōshū,[3][7] and in 2013 he received the Order of Culture.[4][6] He has been called "probably the greatest living scholar of the Man'yōshū in Japan".[8]

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  1. ^ Yoshikawa, Shūhei (March 2005). "Nakanishi-sensei ni kiku: Man'yō, soshite Nihon Dentō Bunka". Newsletter of the Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music (Nihon Dentō Ongaku Kenkyū Sentā) (Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music, Kyoto City University of Arts) (6): 5. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Hashimoto, Tatsuo (31 July 2008). "Man'yōshū maki-ichi, maki-ni no seiritsu nitsuite". Nara Joshi Daigaku 21-Seiki COE Program Hōkoku-shū (Wakate Kenkyū Shien Program, Nara Women's University) 20 (1): 15. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Faculty of Letters (18 September 2004). "Jinbun Gakkai Kōenkai". Kokushikan University. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Shuku! Nakanishi Susumu Meiyo Kanchō ga Bunka-kunshō o Jushō". Complex of Manyo Culture official website. Nara Prefecture Complex of Manyo Culture. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Nakanishi, Susumu. "Kanchō Aisatsu". Koshinokuni Museum of Literature official website. Koshinokuni Museum of Literature. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Ōmori, Haruyuki (26 October 2013). "Bunka-kunshō: Kōshinokuni Bungaku Kanchō Nakanishi Susumu-san: "Jūrai-ijō ni shōjin shitai"". Mainichi Shimbun (Tokyo: Mainichi Shimbun-sha). Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "List of recipients of the prize from 1961 to 1970". Website of the Japan Academy. The Japan Academy. 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Levy, Hideo (February 11, 2010). The World in Japanese (Speech). Stanford University. Retrieved 18 February 2014.