Tag Archives: premodern

Job Opening: Part-time lecturer(s) (非常勤講師) in premodern Japan studies

The International Master’s Program (IMAP) and International Doctorate (IDOC) in Japanese Humanities in the Graduate School of Humanities at Kyushu University seek part-time lecturers for the 2018–19 Japanese academic year to teach one or more MA courses in the following … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources

C. Pierce Salguero (ed.), Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017). From its earliest days, Buddhism has been closely intertwined with medicine. Buddhism and Medicine is a singular collection showcas- ing the generative relationship and … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Premodern Japanese literature, Stanford University

Institute: Stanford University, East Asian Languages and Cultures Location: California, United States Position: Assistant Professor in Premodern Japanese Literature   Faculty Position Available The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Japan: Pre-modern, Modern and Contemporary. A Return Trip from the East to the West.

CALL FOR PAPERS The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese Department) at the “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, with the support of its collaborators from Kobe University, Kyoto University and Kanda University of International Studies, will be organizing the fifth international … Continue reading

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Workshop: Kambun Workshop at USC, July 10-Aug. 4, 2017

The University of Southern California Project for Premodern Japan Studies is pleased to announce that there will be a Kambun Workshop at USC this summer.  We will focus on Kamakura materials—Professor Takahashi Shinichirô will join us from the University of Tokyo … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Premodern Literatures and Languages

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Tenured Assistant Professor (講師) Position in Japanese Premodern Literatures and Languages, Kyushu University, Faculty of Humanities and Graduate School of Humanities. Start date April 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Description The Faculty of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Premodern Japanese humanities, Harvard University

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University is conducting a search for a tenure-track position in premodern Japanese humanities. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars in pre-Tokugawa history, pre-Meiji literature, and other fields of … Continue reading

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Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji and Hentaigana

University of Pennsylvania The Penn Faculty Working Group for Reading Asian Manuscripts will hold a three-day workshop on reading Edo-period hentaigana and kuzushiji August 17-19, 2016, and invites applications from faculty and graduate students from all fields of Japanese studies to … Continue reading

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Kuzushiji Reading Resources

If you are researching premodern Japan or simply pursuing calligraphy for fun, you should become familiar with kuzushiji 崩し字, or cursive characters, in your primary resources. This is a highly specialized skill that takes a great deal of time to … Continue reading

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Resource: Komonjo website

One of the premodern document types that receives the least attention in terms of English-language learning resources is komonjo, documents such as letters or official orders that are outside the purview of more narrative works such as diaries or literary … Continue reading

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