Inoue Enryo Research Database

Digital Selected Writings

The International Association for Inoue Enryo Research engages in digitalizing the Inoue Enryo Selected Writings 『井上円了選集』. Open access to the searchable e-text is provided here.

Toyo University Repository

The Toyo University Repository for Academic Resources provides open access to the following resources published by Toyo University:

  • Inoue Enryo Selected Writings 『井上円了選集』 (all 25 vols.)
  • Annual Report of the Inoue Enryo Center 『井上円了センター年報』 (since vol. 1, 1992)
  • Bulletin for the History of Toyo University 『東洋大学史紀要』 (all 7 vols., 1983-1990)
  • Inoue Enryo's Thought and Practice 『井上円了の思想と行動』 (1987)
  • Inoue Enryo's Western Thought 『井上円了の西洋思想』 (1988)
  • Inoue Enryo's Academic Thought 『井上円了の学理思想』 (1989)

Digital Library of the Meiji Period

The Digital Library of the Meiji Period provided by the National Diet Library includes most of Enryo's published writings. Among the scanned materials from the Meiji and Taisho periods, there are also several works of Enryo that were not reprinted in the Inoue Enryo Selected Writings 『井上円了選集』. A list of these writings can be found here.

Tables of Life and Works

The PDF contains a comprehensive chronological table of Enryo's life and works, an alphabetical list of Enryo's works and the combined table of contents of the Inoue Enryo Selected Writings 『井上円了選集』. The data edited by Miura Setsuo were published in 2004 in the Annual Report of the Inoue Enryo Center 『井上円了センター年報』 (vol. 13) and in the Inoue Enryo Selected Writings (vol. 25).


 Works and System of the Sciences

The PDF provides bibliographic information about Inoue Enryo's main works arranged according to his own system of the sciences.

Inoue Enryo's Works in his System of the Sciences

Bibliography of Japanses Language Materials

The exel files list all Inoue Enryo related literature (both primary and secondary) since 1875 until today.

Enryo Bibliography 1875-1997

Enryo Bibliography since 1997

Bibliography of Western Language Materials

The bibliography collects all secondary literature about Inoue Enryo in the Roman alphabet since his death in 1919. Information about addional materials would be much appreciated.

Western Research Bibliography

Bibliography of Translations

The bibliography lists all known translations of Inoue Enryo's writings into Western languages and into Chinese. Information about addional materials would be much appreciated.

Bibliography of Translations

State of Research

Two articles survey the state of research about Inoue Enryo in Japan and abroad. An English language publication by Miura Setsuo outlines the "History of Enryo Inoue Research" in Japan. The state of Western research is surveyed in a Japanese article by Rainer Schulzer.

Miura Setsuo. History of Enryo Inoue Research (2012)


Historical Roman Alphabet Sources

This collection of contemporary roman alphabet sources about Inoue Enryo was published in 2011 in the Annual Report of the Inoue Enryo Center 『井上円了センター年報』 (vol. 20). The file made available below includes an errata sheet.

Rainer Schulzer. Philosopher's Ashes Return to Tokyo (2011)

Translation Glossaries

The glossaries below are work in progress. Extent of terms, names and titles is limited. The translations should be considered as suggestions.    

Names and Terms in Enryo Research

Titles of Enryo's Works

77 Features in the Temple Garden of Philosophy

Glossary of Mystery Studies

Mystery Studies: Table of Contents by Okada Masahiko  


Compiled by Rainer Schulzer

Last update: 18.04.2016