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Royall Tyler (born 1936) is a Japanologist. He is a descendant of the American playwright Royall Tyler (1757—1826). He was born in London, England, and grew up in Massachusetts, England, Washington D.C., and Paris, France. Between 1990 and 2000 he taught at the Australian National University. He was Reader at that university and is now a visiting Fellow in ANU's Faculty of Asian Studies. He has translated an anthology of Japanese folklore, a collection of Noh plays, and, recently The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu.

He has a B.A. in Far Eastern Languages (1957) from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University, and has also taught at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and the University of Oslo, Norway. At Columbia he was supervised by the doyen of Japanese studies in the West, Donald Keene.

He lives in New South Wales, outside Canberra in Australia.

In 2008, the government of Japan conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, which represents the third highest of eight classes associated with this award. This honor acknowledged his exceptional contribution in introducing non Japanese audiences to the Noh theatre through "his highly acclaimed translations and publications of numerous Noh plays, culminating in over forty years of research and deep understanding of classical Japanese literature and culture."

In 2001 Dr Tyler completed translating the entire Tale of Genji, a task that took approximately eight years. It is the third translation of the entire Tale into English.


  • Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, 2008.
  • Japan Foundation: Japan Foundation Award, 2007.
  • Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Translation Award, 2001.

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Total Books: 60
Iwashimizu Hachiman in War and Cult
2017 - Iwashimizu Hachiman in War and Cult [Fourteenth-Century Voices - Volume 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780994571588
ISBN-10: 0994571585
Genre: History

One Name Two Lives
2017 - One Name Two Lives (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780994571595
ISBN-10: 0994571593
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

From Baishoron to Nantaiheiki
2016 - From Baishoron to Nantaiheiki [Fourteenth-Century Voices - Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780994571519
ISBN-10: 0994571518
Genre: Literature & Fiction

From the Bamboo-View Pavilion Takemuki-ga-ki
2016 - From the Bamboo-view Pavilion Takemuki-ga-ki [Fourteenth-Century Voices - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780994571502
ISBN-10: 099457150X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2016 - Before Heike and After Hogen Heiji Jokyuki (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780994571526
ISBN-10: 0994571526
Genre: History

The Miracles of the Kasuga Deity
2016 - The Miracles of the Kasuga Deity [Records of Civilization: Sources & Studies] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780231069595
ISBN-10: 0231069596
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

A Great Valley Under the Stars
2014 - A Great Valley Under the Stars (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9784907359058
ISBN-10: 4907359055
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Reading of The Tale of Genji
2014 - A Reading of the Tale of Genji (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781494852580
ISBN-10: 1494852586
Genre: Literature & Fiction

To Hallow Genji A Tribute to Noh
2013 - To Hallow Genji a Tribute to Noh (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781484948767
ISBN-10: 1484948769
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Disaster of the Third Princess Essays on The Tale of Genji
2011 - The Disaster of the Third Princess Essays on the Tale of Genji (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781921536663
ISBN-10: 1921536667
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Algerine Captive the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill Six Years a Prisoner among the Algerines
Spain a Study of Her Life and Arts
2010 - Spain a Study of Her Life and Arts (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143484896
ISBN-10: 1143484894

The Algerine Captive
2009 - The Algerine Captive (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151733269
ISBN-10: 1151733261
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Yankey in London
2009 - The Yankey in London (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151381873
ISBN-10: 115138187X

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of Vermont
The Contrast
2009 - The Contrast (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781438527321
ISBN-10: 1438527322

Spain a Study of Her Life and Arts -1909
2009 - Spain a Study of Her Life and Arts -1909 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781112213465
ISBN-10: 1112213465

The Contrast A Comedy in Five Acts
2009 - The Contrast a Comedy in Five Acts (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781103789726
ISBN-10: 1103789724
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Mistress Oriku Stories from a Tokyo Teahouse
2007 - Mistress Oriku Stories From a Tokyo Teahouse [Tuttle Classics] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780804838429
ISBN-10: 0804838429
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Japanese Tales
2002 - Japanese Tales (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375714511
ISBN-10: 0375714510
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Substores
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Algerine Captive  or The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill
2002 - The Algerine Captive or the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill [Modern Library Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375760341
ISBN-10: 0375760342
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

1799 - Miscellaneous-the Algerine Captive [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Contrast a Comedy in Five Acts The [BCL1-PS American Literature] (Other)Hardcover
Plays-the Contrast [Notable American Authors] (Other)
The Georgia Spec or Land in the Moon [Notable American Authors] (Other)
The Contrast a Comedy [Theatre and drama series] (Other)
Granny Mountains a Second Cycle of No Plays [Cornell Ea Asia, No. 18 - Cornell East Assia Series Number 18] (Paperback)