Program: Buddhist Asia: Traditions, Transmissions and Transformations, University of Hawaii

This multidisciplinary program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will offer five weeks of context-rich engagement with Buddhist teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), and how they have shaped and been shaped by cultures and societies throughout Asia. The program will consider how Buddhism addressed both personal and social needs in ways that were inseparable from the dynamics of intellectual exchange, artistic production, trade and politics. Designed to strike a balance between the needs both for breadth and depth in engaging traditions that are culturally and historically distant, Buddhist Asia will provide abundant resources for developing pedagogically-effective course materials across a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines. Applications will be welcomed from eligible fulltime and adjunct faculty, as well as qualified graduate students, at American colleges and universities. Participants will receive a stipend of $3900 to defray costs for travel, housing, meals and incidentals. Lodging will be available at the East-West Center guesthouse, Lincoln Hall.

Program dates: May 25 to June 26, 2015

Application deadline: March 2, 2015.

Visit the website at http://www.asdp-buddhistasia.org

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Living in Japan Part 4: How to Read Apartment Listings

In my previous article, I explained many of the basics of what to keep in mind when you apartment hunt in Japan. Now you’ve got an idea of a location you might want to live (or at least have located some convenient areas) and you’ve opened up an apartment search site or two. You know what types of apartments exist, and have a basic idea of the costs you could be looking at. So how do you go about searching and interpreting apartment listings? This article will focus on the technical aspects of apartment listings and what to expect of apartments in general.

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Return to the previous article for a list of popular rental websites and an explanation of the basic search options (by area, rail line, station, etc.). Then, let’s start thinking about apartment advertisements by breaking down some common shorthand and vocabulary.

Room Size

Japan uses letter-based shorthand on their apartment listings and on floor plans. They will also combine these letters with numbers to count how many rooms are inside the apartment in addition to its features.

R/ルーム room
L living room
D dining room
K kitchen
S storage
CL Western-style closet
WC / トイレ toilet
UB unit bath
PS pipe space (for water or gas pipes)
1K 1 bedroom + kitchen
1DK 1 bedroom + dining kitchen (typically dining room and kitchen are combined)
1DK (+S) 1 bedroom + dining kitchen + storage
2K 2 bedrooms + kitchen
2DK 2 bedrooms + dining kitchen
2LDK 2 bedrooms + living room + dining kitchen

You get the idea. Most listings will give variations up to 4K. In addition to these roman-letter shorthands, you’ll also find kanji commonly used in apartment floorplan images that denote the basic features included in the apartment.

Room sizes are typically measured in tatami mat length (even if they have hardwood floors), with a single mat being approximately 90 x 180 cm. This means a small 1 bedroom, which is often 6 mats (帖), is about 9.6 m². The area is about 103 ft².

Apartment features

Some common words (and their abbreviations) you’ll find in floorplans are as follows:

玄 / 玄関 genkan entryway
洋 / 洋室 yōshitsu room with Western-style flooring
和 / 和室 washitsu room with Japanese-style (tatami mat flooring)
帖/畳 counter for tatami mats (this is how rooms are measured)
approximately
キッチン kicchen kitchen
フローリング furo-ringu Western-style floors
ベランダ/バルコニー beranda / barukonii veranda or balcony (this is important for hanging your laundry outside)
冷/冷蔵庫 reizōko (space for) a refrigerator
kai floor
浴室 yokushitsu bathroom
洗 /洗面 senmen washing area
洗面台 senmendai washbasin, washstand
洗濯/洗置 sentaku/(abbreviation) sentakuki okiba laundry/space for a washing machine
押入 oshiire Japanese-style closet (typically for furniture)
物入 monoire Japanese-style closet (typically for furniture)
収 / 収納 / 納戸 shūnō / nando storage closet
クローセット kurozetto closet (typically for clothing)
下足入 gesokuire footwear space/closet
靴入 kutsuire footwear space/closet
niwa garden

SPECIAL NOTE:

Japanese apartments typically DO NOT come furnished. Not even with basic things like a washer and dryer, as you find in America. Some companies that rent specifically to foreigners will have furnished options, but I suggest you look at reviews very carefully before deciding on the unknown. I’m working on a post about how to best (and cheaply) furnish your apartment as well, so look for that in the near future. But when you look at apartment listings, you’ll often find that the 洗 and  冷 symbols have an X marked over them (sometimes dotted), indicating that these are spaces in which you can place a washing machine or a refrigerator respectively. Older places will often have the space for the washing machine out on the balcony, which is not unusual in Japan.

Advertisement Example #1:

So let’s go ahead and look at an actual advertisement. This is off of todai-sumai.com, which has a very straight-forward layout of information.

The first thing we see is the following heading:

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The top information tells us that this is a 家具付き賃貸マンション, or a furnished rental apartment (mansion). Like I said, usually apartments are not furnished. This appears to be an exception.

For details on upfront cost vocabulary, please return to our previous article . The rent (賃料) is 85,000 yen (roughly $850) per month, with no additional monthly management fee (管理費), a deposit (敷金) of 1 month’s rent, key money (礼金) of 1 month’s rent, no additional security deposit (保証金), and no additional key money (敷引). Note: I’ve been told 保証金 and 敷引are terms more commonly used in the Kansai and Tokai areas, but they seem to be equivalent in meaning to 敷金 and 礼金 respectively.

The address (住所) is listed to the nearest city block(丁目), in this case Bunkyō ward, Yayoi 2 chōme 文京区弥生二丁目. The nearest station (最寄り) is listed, along with how far away it is on foot (徒歩), which is 6 minutes (分).

The layout of the apartment (間取り) is given as 1DK/洋6 K5, which tells us that this is a one bedroom apartment with a dining/kitchen area, the bedroom being a western (洋) style room that is 6 mats in size. The kitchen area is 5 mats.

The area of the property (専有面積) is 25.06 m², and the date the building was constructed (築年月) is July 1989. It appears this advertisement actually has two apartments, one on the second and one on the third floor, as the floor (階数) is listed as 2/3. The direction the apartment faces (方位) is east (東). Remember that a south-facing apartment is the most desirable in an apartment, and north-facing the least.

1K or 1DK is a typical sized 1 bedroom for people in Japan. If you’re a foreigner who needs to spread out, however, you might find yourself a little claustrophobic in a 5 or 6 mat room. This might not be the case depending on the layout of the apartment, however. I ended up with a sweet deal on a 2K, with two western style rooms (6 mats and 4 mats respectively) and a 3.5 mat kitchen. However, it was FAR more spacious than other places of the same size that I looked at because the rooms were all conjoined with sliding doors that could open to create a seamless space straight through. (This can be useful for airing out the space in the summer and closing off spaces in the winter to retain heat.) Look at the layout of your apartments carefully to determine that the space is being used efficiently, taking note of where doors are placed and that closets to put away your things actually exist, especially in smaller apartments.

02Taking a look at the floorplan (pictured to the right), we can see the layout of our western-style bedroom (洋), which is approximately (約) 6 mats (6帖), and kitchen area (K), which is approximately 5 mats (and is connected to the front door/entryway (玄)). You’ll also notice that attached to the bedroom is the balcony (バルコニー), and two sets of closets (物入、CL). The main difference between these closets is that 物入 are meant for small furniture and bedding (like folded up futons) to keep a small 6 mat room from being cluttered, whereas a CL is a closet that is more western-style, probably with a bar for hanging your clothes. You can purchase tension bars for the 物入 to hang clothes or even store sets of drawers in them depending on the depth and the size.

Note that in the kitchen there’s only a small amount of counter space, but you can’t see whether or not it has built in burners (which will often be shown on these floorplans, but not always). There’s also not necessarily an expectation that smaller apartments will have burners at all. You usually have to buy these yourself. Also note that the 冷 and 洗 spots for refrigerators and washing machines have X marks through them—this means there is space for them, but they are not included in the apartment (unlike most Western apartments). Since this advertisement is for two apartments, I suspect one of them has furniture and the other doesn’t, or they were too lazy to change the original image of the floor plan.

The toilet and bathtub area in blue here are connected, which typically knocks down the price of apartments, as it’s less desirable than having separate toilet and washing areas.

At the bottom of the basic info and floor plan, there’s a more detail explanation of the apartment that looks like this:

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I won’t translate all of the details above, but note these little gray and green buttons, which show standard amenities of the apartment. Those in green are the ones this apartment has, such as being close to the station (駅近), being on the second floor or higher (2階以上), having an air conditioner (エアコン), or having fixtures for gas burners (ガスコンロ対応). You can see the larger vocabulary list at the end of this article for more of this vocabulary. Oftentimes when you’re looking at these rental websites they allow you to do advanced searches and narrow by many of these features, in case all electric vs. gas or having an air conditioner or not is a deal breaker for you.

Advertisement Example #2:

Here’s a quickie look at another advertisement for a slightly more spacious and expensive apartment, just for some more practice and to make a couple points.

layout heading 2

This apartment is 105,000 yen (about $1,050) per month with no additional management fee, 1 month’s deposit and one month’s key money. It’s a 2DK, meaning 2 bedrooms with dining/kitchen area, with the Western-style room measuring 6 mats, the Japanese-style room measuring 6 mats, and the dining/kitchen area measuring 8 mats. It’s on the 4th floor and is west-facing.

layout 2The floorplan for this apartment is really nice, with a very long balcony (listed here as veranda ベランダ) with two sets of double doors that let in light to both the bedrooms. How the 6 mat Japanese style room on the left in green is illustrated shows you approximately how the entire mat-measuring system works in Japan.

It’s worth noting that for all this space, though, only the Japanese-style room has a closet. If you don’t have a lot of stuff or you intend to use one of the rooms for some storage, this might be fine, but if not, you might end up having to buy a bureau or standing closet to make up for the lack of built-in storage. On the bottom right, however, you see there is a small closet for shoes (靴入) by the door.

Also note that this advertisement shows there is space for two burners, shown with two brown dots. You should check the advertisement to see if they’re built in or you need to hook up your own. Some apartments may say they have a burner (electric or gas), but it also might only be just one. Some people don’t mind this, but as a foreigner who likes to cook, for me this would be difficult to get by with, and I usually ruled out apartments off the bat if they had limited or no space for burners.

The bathroom, while tightly grouped together in one corner, is in fact separate bath and toilet, and the extra blue area next to the toilet is a washstand (typically a small sink/cabinet with a mirror for brushing your teeth. An apartment like this could definitely fit two people who don’t mind being cozy with each other and spending most of their time in their own rooms, but it might also be good for someone who doesn’t mind spending the extra money to have two rooms (maybe if you want a separate study or want to have the western room (instead of the kitchen) as your dining room and spread out your cooking space in the kitchen area.

You can see more detailed examples of real advertisements at:

Paying rent

Because my landlady owns a shop on the first floor beneath my apartment, I’m able to deliver my rent in person and in cash. This will probably vary based on your situation. A Texan in Tokyo has a short paragraph about paying rent electronically, if that’s something you think you might have to do, but be sure to consult with your real estate agent or landlord about the best payment method for them. Have your bank book ready–you can often set up automatic withdrawal for housing companies (versus a small, private rental) or transfer the money yourself monthly.

Useful vocabulary list

To avoid making this post overly long, I won’t go through any more advertisements, but I will include here a useful list of commonly found vocabulary  (not including those already written above) that can serve as a quick reference while you’re searching through sites. It’s not exhaustive, but it’s a start:

Japanese (kanji) Romaji Meaning
不動産 fudōsan real estate agent
募集中 boshūchū taking applications
ご成約 goseiyaku under contract
エリア検索 eria kensaku area search
沿線検索 ensen kensaku rail line search
駅検索 eki kensaku station search
店舗検索 tenpo kensaku store search
アパート apaato apartment (two or three floor building made from wood or lightweight steel)
マンション manshon apartment (multi-story condo building made from reinforced concrete or steel)
一戸建て/戸建 ikkodate/kodate (separate) house
保証人 hoshōnin guarantor
保証人会社 hoshōnin gaisha guarantor company
機関保証人 kikan hoshōnin institutional guarantor
賃貸 chintai rent, lease
借家人 shakuyanin tenant, renter
手数料
仲介手数料
tesūryōchūkai tesūryō agent commission/handling charge/intermediary fee
敷金 shikikin security deposit
保証金 hoshōkin deposit, security money
礼金 reikin key money
賃料
家賃
chinryō
yachin
rent
日割賃料 hiwari chinryō prorated rent
管理費 kanrihi monthly management fee
家財保険 kazai hoken home insurance
駐車所 chūshajo parking
初期費用 shoki hiyō initial moving fees
町内会費 chōnaikaihi neighborhood association fee
更新手数料 kōshintesūryō lease renewal fee
鍵交換代 kaikōkandai lock changing fee
初期費用 shoki hiyō initial moving fees
町内会費 chōnaikaihi neighborhood association fee
更新手数料 kōshintesūryō lease renewal fee
賠償責任保険 baishōsekininhoken liability insurance
現況 genkyō  present condition
soku immediately, at once
入居可能予定日 nyūkyo kanō yotei hi day it is possible to move in
住所 jūsho address
部屋 heya room
最寄り moyori nearest, neighboring, nearby
徒歩 toho on foot/_ minute walk
fun/bun/pun minutes
専有面積 senyū menseki property area
間取り madori house plan
築年月 chikunengatsu date of construction
鉄筋コンクリート tekkin konkuri-to reinforced concrete
木造 mokuzō made of wood
方位 hōi direction (facing)
駅近 ekichika close to a station
設備 setsubi equipment, facilities
所在 shozai whereabouts
備考 bikō notes, remarks
特記 tokki special mention
事項 jikō matter, item
乾燥機 kansōki dryer
洗濯機 sentakuki washer
エアコン eakon air conditioner unit
換気 kanki ventilation
暖房機 danbōki heater, heating unit
オール電化 oorudenka all-electric (i.e. heating, stove – as opposed to gas)
ガスコンロ対応 gasu konro taiō gas range (burner) supported
バス・トイレ別 basu/toire betsu separate bath and toilet
防犯カメラ bōhan kamera security camera
充実 jūjitsu full, complete, improved, upgraded
宅配ボックス takuhai bokkusu home delivery box
路線 rosen route, line
候補 kōho candidate, contender
手ごろ tegoro handy, convenient
入居 nyūkyo moving into
閑静 kansei quiet (e.g. neighborhood)

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That’s it for my basic apartment hunting posts! I hope these were useful and can serve as a decent reference for someone in the future. If there’s anything I missed or you have further questions, drop us a line at shinpai.deshou@gmail.com or leave a comment below. If I can’t answer your question, I’ll try to find someone who can.

Good luck hunting!

Next article: Living in Japan Part 5: Furnishing Your Japanese Apartment

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Links with additional information:

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Call for Papers: UC Berkeley Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference – Media & Transmission

call for papers [150-2]April 17-18, 2015

University of California, Berkeley

CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference will bring together graduate students from all disciplines in the field of Japanese Studies to explore the past and present role of media in Japan. What can the examination of various media (including images, texts, discourses, objects, and anything else that functions as a medium of transmission) tell us about the formation and transmission of culture and knowledge in Japan?

We welcome submissions from any and all disciplines. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following areas of study:

-mediation in literature
-theater and film
-premodern texts
-aesthetic artifacts
-new media studies
-photography
-politicians and the media
-archives
-print culture
-digital humanities
-social theory
-Japan and the world

Deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words): Friday, January 16th, 2015

Please email abstracts (including name, institutional affiliation, and presentation title) to cjsgradconference@berkeley.edu.

Travel (airfare + lodging) funding is available for all presenters. We encourage applicants seeking funding to apply well in advance of the deadline.  Please email the conference organizing committee at cjsgradconference@berkeley.edu with any questions.

Please visit our website at: http://cjsgradconference2015.weebly.com/

Organized by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Supported by the Japan Foundation

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Job Opening: Associate Program Officer, Grassroots Exchange & Education Program, The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Exchange & Education Program

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Job: Associate Program Officer, Grassroots Exchange & Education Program
Company: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Exchange & Education Program
Location: New York, NY
Application deadline: December 12, 2014
Start date: January 5, 2015
Education requirements: BA required, MA preferred

Job description
Established in 1972, the Japan Foundation seeks to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation awards grants in the areas of Arts & Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange and operates fellowship programs to foster individual research and the development of human resources. The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) was founded within the Foundation in 1991 and seeks to promote exchange and collaboration between the United States and Japan with the goal of fulfilling shared global responsibilities and contributing to the improvements in the world’s welfare.

The Japan Foundation New York has an opening for an Associate Program Officer in the Center for Global Partnership’s Grassroots Exchange & Education Program. This program promotes collaboration and exchange between the United States and Japan at the grassroots level as well as supports education about Japan at the K-12 levels in the United States.

Responsibilities:
The Associate Program Officer will report to the Program Director and will contribute to the following:

1. Grant-making

  • Review and assess letters of inquiry and proposals, draft recommendations, and related materials;
  • Manage and oversee all phases of the grant process, including communication with and guidance to grant seekers and grantees;
  • Monitor on-going grants using a database to ensure timely payments and follow-up of outstanding issues;
  • Conduct site visits and represent The Japan Foundation CGP at meetings and conferences;
  • Research fields to identify and monitor trends, new models, and new initiatives.

2. Coordination of programs and in-house activities

  • Coordinate various programs including in-house events such as roundtables, seminars, and outreach events;
  • Explore creative ideas and develop new networks to foster innovative program ideas and funding initiatives;
  • Coordinate outreach and external communication initiatives (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, monthly newsletter, etc.);
  • Carry out other logistical and administrative duties as assigned by the Program Director and senior management;
  • Assist in the proof reading of English documents.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in a relevant field preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills; the ability through questioning and informal research to understand the feasibility and implications of submitted proposals;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Desire to think creatively, explore new ideas, and develop new networks in order to foster innovative program ideas and funding initiatives;
  • Understanding of contemporary Japan; experience living in Japan and proficiency in the Japanese language, including translating ability, preferred;
  • Proficiency in basic software such as MS Word and Excel; database experience preferred;
  • US citizenship, permanent residency visa, or valid working visa in US.

Full listing on Idealist.org.

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Internship: Spring 2015 Curatorial Internship, The Noguchi Museum [unpaid]

Internship: Curatorial Intern
Institution: The Noguchi Museum
Location: Long Island City, NY
Deadline: 16 December 2014
Term: 12 weeks
Type: unpaid

Via Art Radar.

The Noguchi Museum offers a wide variety of internships for students interested in the work of Isamu Noguchi or those looking to gain experience working for a museum or in a non profit arts organization. The Museum offers fall, spring, and summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recently graduated college students. Internships are typically one-to-two days per week for twelve weeks and are unpaid. To see what positions are available, visit our Internship page.

The Noguchi Museum is seeking a qualified student for the spring to assist the Curator in the Museum’s Curatorial Department. This position involves a variety of tasks including research, editing, and organizing records associated with both the Museum’s collection and upcoming exhibitions.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching and editing image sets for future web features
  • Expanding curatorial notes on records in the Museum’s digital photoarchive
  • Maintaining and organizing records and periodicals
  • Miscellaneous projects relating to upcoming exhibitions as needed
  • Researching Noguchi’s collectibles
  • Organizing Noguchi’s personal library
  • Research for upcoming exhibitions, which will involve working with objects and in the archives

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with an interest in curatorial and registration work. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, and word-processing skills on a PC-platform. Additional experience with TMS and Photoshop is a plus.

Full information on The Noguchi Museum website.

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Book Announcement: Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

Gender Nation and StateGender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie and Ulrike Wöhr, Routledge, 2014

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply embedded in the historical concepts of nation and nationalism, and in the related symbols, metaphors and arguments. Moreover, the development of the binary opposition between masculinity and femininity and the development of the modern nation-state are processes which occurred simultaneously. They were the product of a shift from a stratified, hereditary class society to a functionally-differentiated social body. This volume includes the work of an international group of scholars from Japan, the United States, Australia and Germany, which in many cases appears in English for the first time. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the formation of the modern Japanese nation–state, including comparative perspectives from research on the formation of the modern nation–state in Europe, thus bringing research on Japan into a transnational dialogue. This volume will be of interest in the fields of modern Japanese history, gender studies, political science and comparative studies of nationalism.

Contents

  1. Introduction: Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie and Ulrike Wöhr
  2. The Formation of Modern Imperial Japan from the Perspective of Gender Hayakawa Noriyo
  3. Narratives of Heroism in Meiji Japan: Nationalism, Gender and Impersonation Jason G. Karlin
  4. The Nexus of Nation, Culture and Gender in Modern Japan: The Resistance of Kanno Sugako and Kaneko Fumiko Mae Michiko
  5. Domestic Roles and the Incorporation of Women into the Nation State: The Emergence and Development of the ‘Good Wife, Wise Mother’ Ideology Koyama Shizuko
  6. The Making of Ainu Citizenship from the Viewpoint of Gender and Ethnicity Kojima Kyōko
  7. The Gendering of Work and Workers in the Process of Modernisation of the Textile Industry Himeoka Toshiko
  8. The Nation at Work: Gendered Working Patterns in the Taishō and Shōwa PeriodsRegine Mathias
  9. The Spirit to Take Up a Gun: Militarising Gender in the Imperial Army Sabine Frühstück
  10. Women’s Professional Expertise and Women’s Suffrage in Japan, 1868–1952 Sally Ann Hastings
  11. From Natalism to Family Planning: Population Policy and Its Reception During the War and the Postwar Period Ogino Miho
  12. From Mothers of the Nation to Embodied Citizens? Reflexive Modernisation, Women’s Movements and the Nation in Japan Ilse Lenz
  13. Gender and Citizenship in the Anti-Nuclear Power Movement in 1970s Japan Ulrike Wöhr
  14. Salaryman Anxieties in Tokyo Sonata: Shifting Discourses of State, Family and Masculinity in Post-Bubble Japan Romit Dasgupta
  15. Identity Politics, Gender and Nation in Modern Western Philosophy Sidonia Blättler
  16. From Personal Experience to a Political Movement in the 1970s: My View of FeminismIijima Aiko, with an Introduction by Andrea Germer

http://tandf.msgfocus.com/q/1HazNb773bLbS0cUgx7rO/wv

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Call for Papers: CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association Conference

call for papers [150-2]We are pleased to announce the University of Colorado, Boulder, Asian Studies Graduate Conference will be held at the end of February 2015.

The University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association will hold its Annual Graduate Student Conference on February 27-28, 2015 in Boulder, CO. We invite graduate students to submit papers that consider Asian cultures, ancient and modern. We welcome papers in all fields of research on Asia, including literature, history, history of science, religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, political science, comparative literature, etc.

Keynote addresses will be given by both Professor Ding Xiang Warner of Cornell University and Professor Michael Emmerich of the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to discussing topics on China and Japan, respectively, these two professors and the University of Colorado faculty will be on hand to provide feedback to presenters throughout the conference. Beyond exploring various topics in Asian Studies, our conferences have always focused on professional development for graduate students interested in presenting papers and becoming involved in academic networks with others in the field. During the two days of our conference on Friday afternoon and Saturday, we will provide refreshments, as well as a dinner on Friday night for student presenters and faculty. In order to leave time for comments and questions, and to ensure that the conference is conducted in a timely, efficient manner, presentations must not exceed twenty minutes.  Prospective participants are requested to submit an abstract of the paper they intend to present as well as a resume/curriculum vitae to cubasga@gmail.com by January 2, 2015.  Any other inquiries may also be directed to this address. We will be happy to help you find accommodation in Boulder.
With best regards,

The University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA)

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