Call for Applicants: 2019 Kambun Workshop at USC

2019 Kambun Workshop at USC: Fujiwara Yorinaga in His Own Words

This summer’s Kambun Workshop at the University of Southern California will focus on reading selections from the late Heian Taiki courtier journal of Fujiwara Yorinaga (1120-56), son of the viceroy Tadazane.Yorinaga’s leadership at court was a significant factor in the Hôgen rebellion of 1156. Some documentary materials related to the journal will be read as well, according to interests of members of the Workshop.

A specialist whose work on the journal is well know, Professor Yosuke Onoe of the University of Tokyo Historiographical Institute, will lead this summer’s workshop with Professor Joan Piggott of the USC Project for Premodern Japan Studies (PPJS). Participants will need to have had at least an introductory course in Kambun. The workshop will be conducted in Japanese. Dates for the month-long program are July 15 to August 9. Housing in a USC campus apartment will be available. Please see the PPJS website for more details and an application form. Costs for tuition and housing will be $3210. Some financial support will be available. Questions can be directed to Professor Piggott at <>.

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