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Job Opening: Pre-modern Japanese Literature and Culture

Institution: University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, EALC Location: Illinois, United States Position: Lecturer The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a one-academic year Lecturer/Instructor in pre-modern Japanese literature and culture. … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington (http://sgis.indiana.edu) invites applications for a 2016-2017 (August – July) Visiting Assistant Professorship in Japanese literature or cultural studies. Depending … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa

Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa Editors: Steve Rabson and Davinder Bhowmik 336pp. March 2016 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3979-6 Paper – Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3980-2 Via University of Hawai’i Press: Literature is an important vehicle to further … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: AJLS annual conference

AJLS 2016 at Penn State word/image/japan The AJLS (Association of Japanese Literary Studies) conference theme for the 2016 conference to be held at the Pennsylvania State University October 27-30, 2016 is “word/image/japan.” This conference encourages papers linking Visual and Cultural Studies, broadly conceived, … 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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Book Announcement: Reading The Tale of Genji: Sources from the First Millennium

Reading The Tale of Genji: Sources from the First Millennium Edited by Thomas Harper and Haruo Shirane Columbia University Press http://cup.columbia.edu/book/reading-ithe-tale-of-genjii/9780231166584 The Tale of Genji, written one thousand years ago, is a masterpiece of Japanese literature, is often regarded as … Continue reading

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Workshop: “Wa/Kan Literacy and the Anthology” and “Traditional Book Culture”

“Wa/Kan Literacy and the Anthology” and “Traditional Book Culture” Workshops at Yale University, July 18-29 and August 1-5, 2016 With Professors SATO Michio, (Keio University), SASAKI Takahiro (Shido Bunko/Keio University) and Brian STEININGER (Princeton University). The Yale Council on East … Continue reading

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