|Budget Amount *help
¥3,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,500,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥2,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,400,000)
The purpose of this research is to collect and arrange all the secondary literature about Max Weber studies comprehensively regardless of their time, subject, or language. Mr. Toshiyuki Mitoma, part-time lecturer of Toyo University, collaborated in collecting the Japanese literature from 1905 to 1964, and Prof. Dr. Constans Seyfarth of Tubingen University collaborated in collecting the literature in European languages. Munenori Suzuki, head investigator, worked on the collection of Japanese literature after 1964, and Hiroshi Orihara, co-operative investigator, supervised the compilation of the whole list. Only the list of the Japanese literature from 1905 to 1964 was completed within the research period of two years, such a comprehensive and exact list that deserves on official announcement. We will continue to research and finally publish the whole list as a database. The most significant result that became clear in the process of the research was that many important articles in the early stage of Japanese Weber studies were discovered for the first time. The significance of this research is all the more important now that Japanese Weber studies are attracting attention also in Germany. Concerning Weber studies in recent years, it also became clear that the literature published as a whole is still growing, in spite of the tendency to specializing and subdividing.