Category Archives: graduate school

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association Conference

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, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Cultural Interactions between Korea & Japan

Transnational Cultural Interactions between Korea and Japan, From the Pre-modern to the Colonial Period Cultural interaction between Korea and Japan has become more fluid ever since Korea lifted the ban on importing cultural products from Japan in 1998, and since … Continue reading

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Funding: Postgraduate Opportunities in Japanese Studies at SOAS, University of London

The SOAS Japan Research Centre offers partial funding for MA, MPhil and PhD studies at SOAS via the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship (application deadline 27 February 2015), the Kayako Tsuda Bursary (deadline 22 May 2015), and the Meiji Jingu Scholarships (deadline 22 May 2015). … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 3: Apartment Hunting Basics

While my last two posts on living in Japan covered a lot of different areas for before you leave and immediately after you arrive, today, I will be talking specifically about hunting for apartments. For someone unacquainted with Japanese real … Continue reading

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