Tag Archives: Japanese

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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Book Announcement: ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms

University of Hawai’i Press has just published John R. Bentley’s ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms, the first comprehensive dictionary of man’yōgana. It is the ninth entry in the ABC Chinese Dictionary Series edited by Victor Mair. The 600-page volume is … 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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Job Opening: Research/Assistant Correspondent (full time), Mainichi

 Position: Researcher / Assistant Correspondent (full time) General Description: The Mainichi Newspapers Los Angeles Bureau seeks a full time Researcher / Assistant Correspondent. The Mainichi Newspapers is a major daily Japanese newspaper printed in Japan with over 4 million readers.  … Continue reading

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Funding: Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation Fellowship

We are happy to announce that the Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation now accepts applications for fellowships at Leiden University’s Asian Library. All information can be found on the website at  http://library.leiden.edu/special-collections/scaliger-institute/research/isaac-alfred-ailion-fellowship.html The closing date for applying for the Isaac Alfred … Continue reading

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Funding: Scholarships Available to Study Intensive Chinese or Japanese this Summer

Scholarships are available to study intensive Chinese or Japanese at Washington University in St. Louis this Summer with the ALLEX Foundation: http://www.allex.org/summer-chinese-or-japanese/ The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at … 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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