Category Archives: study tools

Resource: Learning classical Japanese through Taketori Monogatari

The scholars of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Ohio State University have produced a wonderful website for studying and practicing classical Japanese: Taketori Monogatari. The website dissects passages from this classic tenth-century tale (known in English as … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Language Dictionaries

The Ryukyu-go onsei database 琉球語音声データベース, produced by the Okinawa Center of Language Study at the University of the Ryukyus, is easily one of the better online Japanese-Ryukyuan language dictionaries. The site contains not only listings for the Shuri-Naha dialect – … Continue reading

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Workshop: 2016 Reading Kuzushiji Workshop

The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 13th-17th and will be led by Professor Ken’ichiro Aratake of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia … Continue reading

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Resource: Hachiman digital handscrolls

Today we introduce a recently launched online resource, the Hachiman Digital Handscrolls site produced by scholars of Heidelberg University. This is a wonderful research tool for art historians, historians, literature specialists, and any other number of scholars. As stated on … Continue reading

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Resource: Naha City Museum of History website

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting resources related to Okinawa. Building on a post from last year about the Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia, this series will touch upon online resources for learning more about Okinawan history, historical … 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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Resource: Voices from Tohoku

Professor David Slater of Sophia University in Tokyo has been a part of great efforts to support those affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, including ensuring that their stories are heard. Today’s resource is an archive launched last … Continue reading

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