Workshop: Kambun Workshop on Chūyūki at USC

Reading the Chūyūki of Fujiwara Munetada
June 15 – July 10, 2015


The Project for Premodern Japan Studies based in the History Department of the University of Southern California announces this summer’s Kambun Workshop, which will focus on the later Heian-period courtier journal, Chūyūki, by Fujiwara no Munetada (1062-1141). Munetada’s journal is one of the most important sources for its time. Professor Sanae Yoshida, a specialist on the journal who has spent her career at the University of Tokyo’s Historiographical Institute (Shiryō Hensanjo), will lead the workshop with Professor Joan Piggott of the USC History Department. Themes will include family and residence in Munetada’s Kyoto. The primary language of the workshop is Japanese, but translation and annotation in English is also emphasized. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held Monday through Friday (10 AM – 5 PM). Applicants must be fluent in Japanese and have completed coursework in Classical Japanese and either Kambun or Classical Chinese.


The cost of the workshop, including lodging, is $5100 ($3500 tuition, $1600 lodging). Thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation, some scholarship funding is available. Applications can be downloaded from the website of the Project for Premodern Japan Studies, at Please submit applications by March 30, 2015. 

For further information contact Prof. Joan Piggott

University of Southern California
Department of History, Social Sciences Bldg.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0034



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