Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji

The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago invites applications for the 2014 Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji taking place June 16-21.  The workshop will meet each day from 9-4.   It is open to students and faculty with a working knowledge of classical Japanese and hentaigana. The language of instruction will be Japanese.

This year, we will be reading both print and manuscript materials from the Edo period.  Our instructor will be Professor Aratake Kenichiro of Tohoku University’s Center for Northeast Asian Studies.  Professor Aratake, who received his Ph.D from Kansai University in 2004, is a social historian whose research focuses on urban history and the development of trade routes and market economies.

For more information and to apply, please consult the workshop website:

Please follow this link to apply. The deadline for applications is April 15.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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