Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

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

Funding: Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grant

TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM HARVARD-YENCHING LIBRARY HARVARD UNIVERSITY The Harvard-Yenching Library is pleased to announce its Travel Grant Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. The purpose of the grant is to assist scholars from outside the Boston metropolitan area in their … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Origins of the Modern Japanese Bureaucracy

The Origins of the Modern Japanese Bureaucracy By: Yuichiro Shimizu Translator: Amin Ghadimi What is a bureaucracy, from where does it come, and how does it develop? Japanese have long described their nation as a “kingdom of bureaucrats”, but until … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference at CU Boulder

Dear all, The CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held at the University of Colorado, Boulder on Friday, February 14th, and Saturday, February 15th, 2020. Current graduate students from across … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Correspondent, The Mainichi Newspapers NY Bureau

The Mainichi Newspapers Career Opportunity Location: New York Position: Assistant Correspondent – Full-Time (Part-Time Negotiable) We are currently looking for an Assistant Correspondent in our New York Bureau to support our correspondents with research into topics involving American society and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Is Japanese the most difficult language?

The Language Nerds blog recently posted an article summarizing reports from The Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State, categorizing world languages and their difficulty (namely, the amount of time officials have to spend learning them). The categories … Continue reading

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OUR Shurijo Shuri Castle Digital Reconstruction

As many know by now, Shuri Castle in Okinawa, an important piece of Ryukyu cultural heritage, suffered a devastating fire on October 31st 2019. As ongoing dialogues continue about how and when the reconstruction will take place, over two dozen … Continue reading

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Job Opening: KCJS Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies is searching for a KCJS Postdoctoral Fellow for the academic year 2020-21, with the possibility of extension. Based at Doshisha University in Kyoto, KCJS is an undergraduate study abroad program governed by a consortium … Continue reading

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