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Shōhei Kiyama 木山捷平(March 26, 1904 in Okayama, Japan[1]-August 23, 1968) was a Japanese writer of fiction, largely short stories based on his experiences as a refugee in China during World War II.[2] He attended Toyo University.[1]

Kiyama was part of a literary coterie including the novelists Osamu Dazai and Ibuse Masuji early in his career. He received the Naoki Literary Prize in 1957 for the short story collection Mimigakumon 耳学問, Learning Picked Up Along the Way.

The Kiyama Shohei Literary Award is named after him.



  • Field (1929)
  • Blind and Crippled (1931)
  • Collected Poetry (1967)


  • Narrow Roads of the Continent


  1. 1.0 1.1 Board of Trustees for Connecticut State Colleges, Connecticut State University (System) (1994). Connecticut review. Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State Colleges.
  2. Concise Japanese Biographical Dictionary, Sanseido, 1993

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