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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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Call for Applications: 7th Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography

The Seventh Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography will run between Monday 10 August and Friday 21 August 2020. Core contents of the Summer School As always our Summer School focuses on Edo-period materials. Our sustained work in teaching … Continue reading

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2019 Summer Kuzushiji Workshop

The Center for East Asian Studies Committee on Japanese Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2019 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 17th-21st. The year’s workshop will feature two … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Instructor in Japanese, Temple University

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies at Temple University has a one-year non-renewable opening for a Japanese-language instructor for the academic year 2019-2020. Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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Resource: The Meiji at 150 Project

Today we introduce a wonderful, multifaceted and multi-year project spearheaded by the University of British Columbia that has been bringing great content to the Japanese Studies community in a number of forms: The Meiji at 150 Project. In honor of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art

Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art Halle O’Neal In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O’Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these … Continue reading

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