2016 Kuzushiji Workshop to be held at Princeton, May 5-7

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We are pleased to announce the third in a series of Kuzushiji Workshops with Professor Yuichiro Imanishi, Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) will be held at Princeton University from May 5 to 7, 2016.

This three-year workshop series is organized in coordination between the NIJL and the AAS/CEAL Committee on Japanese Materials (CJM), Subcommittee on Japanese Rare Books. Additional support for this year will be provided by the East Asian Studies Program and the East Asian Library and the Gest Collection of Princeton University.

After successful workshops on basic reading of kuzushiji held at Columbia University in 2014 and University of California, Berkeley in 2015, the third workshop is planned for reading kuzushiji from komonjo (old documents).

The Kuzushiji Workshop 2016

Date: May 5 (Thu.) -May 7 (Sat.), 2016

Venue: East Asian Library (Frist Campus Center), Lewis Science Library, Princeton University.

Target audience: Librarians, scholars, graduate students, and curators.

Level of teaching: Intermediate

Goal: To gain a practical knowledge of, and first-hand experience in the reading of kuzushiji in pre-modern Japanese old documents.

Program: Under the guidance and instruction of Professor Imanishi, participants will read kuzushiji texts from komonjo (old documents). All instructions at the workshop will be in Japanese.

Lecture: In addition to the workshop, there will be a public lecture (the title TBA) by Professor Imanishi in the afternoon of May 7.  

Costs: Participation in the workshop will be free, but participants will pay their own transportation and accommodation.

Possible accommodation: Please see the following link.


To register: Please use the registration form available here.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Setsuko Noguchi at snoguchi@princeton.edu.

We look forward to meeting you at the workshop in May.

Kuzushiji Workshop organizers:
Setsuko Noguchi, Princeton University
Toshie Marra, University of California, Berkeley
Sachie Noguchi, Columbia University

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