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This is a general guide for UMass students studying Japanese language.
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JWPce - program not online
Excellent tool for studying and looking up kanji.
Japanese Kanji Dictionary
Includes audio files for pronunciation and Quicktime movies for stroke order.
Multiple search options: pronunciation, radicals, stroke count...
Kodansha Learner's Dictionary
Call Number: UM East Asian Reference ; PL677.5 .K63 2001
Recommended titles in order of difficulty.
The Kanji Dictionary
Call Number: UM East Asian Reference ; PL677.5 .S625 1996
This uses a different indexing system for characters from Nelson and traditional Japanese language character indexes. Some people love it and some hate it -- the choice is yours.
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary
Call Number: UM East Asian Reference ; PL677.5 .N44 1997
Dai Kan-Wa jiten
Call Number: UM East Asian Reference ; PL1425 .M6 1966
This is the mother of all kanji dictionaries. Essential for people working on classical Japanese and obscure pre-modern texts.
Study on Your Own
Kanji alive is a free, web-based tool to help beginning and intermediate level Japanese language learners to read and write kanji. It is cross-platform and will run in any browser that supports Adobe Flash and Apple Quicktime
Kanji Practice (Dartmouth College)
Website created at Dartmouth College for studying Japanese kanji.
Kanji Renshu (Duke University)
This is an excellent tool to remind you/teach you the proper stroke order for kanji.
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