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  • [PMJS] 2015 The Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize in Japanese Literature, Thought, and Society
    5/30/2015The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University writer The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University by The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University published by The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University

    The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 2015 prize honoring the life and work of our colleague, Kyoko Selden. The prize will pay homage to the finest achievements in Japanese literature, thought, and society through the medium of translation. Kyoko Selden's translations and writings ranged widely across such realms as Japanese women writers, Japanese art and aesthetics, the atomic bomb experience, Ainu and Okinawan life and culture, historical and contemporary literature, poetry and prose, and early education (the Suzuki method). In the same spirit, the prize will recognize the breadth of Japanese writings, classical and contemporary. Collaborative translations are welcomed. In order to encourage classroom use and wide dissemination of the winning entries, prize-winning translations will be made freely available on the web. The winning translations will be published online at The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus<http://www.japanfocus.org/>.

    Submit three copies of a translation and one copy of the original printed text of an unpublished work (or a new translation of a previously published work) to the Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize, Department of Asian Studies, 350 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Please also send the submissions as e-mail attachments to seldenprize@cornell.edu. Repeat submissions are welcomed. The maximum length of a submission is 20,000 words. The translation should be accompanied by an introduction of up to 1,000 words. In case of translation of longer works, submit an excerpt of up to 20,000 words. The closing date for the prize competition is May 30, 2015. Awards will be announced on August 31, 2015. For the 2015 competition, one prize of $1,250 will be awarded in two different categories: 1) to an already published translator; 2) to an unpublished translator.

    For further information, please visit the Asian Studies website: http://www.lrc.cornell.edu/asian.

  • [Chris Davis EALC '13] Tonda Bunraku 2015 Summer Program
    4/30/2015The Tonda Traditional Japanese Bunraku Puppet Troupe writer The Tonda Traditional Japanese Bunraku Puppet Troupe by The Tonda Traditional Japanese Bunraku Puppet Troupe published by The Tonda Traditional Japanese Bunraku Puppet Troupe

    This summer the Tonda Traditional Japanese Bunraku Puppet Troupe is hosting a two-month summer program in the city of Nagahama in Shiga Prefecture near Kyoto, Japan. This non-credit program is low cost and is open to students of all academic backgrounds. The 170-year-old Tonda Puppet Troupe has been hosting puppetry training programs for international students since 1993.

    The summer program includes participation in local festivals and community activities and provides ample time for independent travel and exploration. Nagahama is located on the shore of Lake Biwa, just an hour by commuter train from Kyoto and only four miles from the castle city of Hikone. Students will live with nearby host families for the whole two-month period while they receive training in traditional Japanese puppetry (and shamisen instruction, if they wish).
    Previous knowledge of Japanese is helpful but not required. A full breakdown of price, dates, and activities is included in the application. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. This year, the application is online, and can be found here:

    Full-link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kLiM_yAiWr6FK9rxlwWyfjgbZZfndaNvEQxQYvywvSA/viewform
    Shortened-link: http://bit.do/tonda

  • [Japanese Consulate] Japanese Language Speech Contest
    3/21/2015The Japan Information Center (JIC), Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago writer The Japan Information Center (JIC), Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago by The Japan Information Center (JIC), Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago published by The Japan Information Center (JIC), Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

    The Japan Information Center (JIC), Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest to be held on March 21, 2015 at the JIC hall:

           Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
           Time: 9:30 am- 4 pm
           Venue: Japan Information Center, Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
                      737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite #1000

    This year, the application form with signatures of the applicant, the applicant’s parent or guardian (if under 18) and the instructor, hand-written draft, and an audio recording must be RECEIVED BY the JIC on or before February 12, 2015.

    Please see the attached documents for details:

    You can also find more information on our website:(http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/spchcont.html).

    Please fill it out and return it to us when you have time.

  • [University of Birmingham] PhD scholarship: ‘Understanding cities in the premodern history of Northeast Asia, c. 200-1200’
    3/4/2015University of Birmingham writer University of Birmingham by University of Birmingham published by University of Birmingham

    Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship funded by the AHRC research project ‘Understanding cities in the premodern history of Northeast Asia, c. 200-1200’.

    This is a PhD topic that is quite open to interpretation, using Chinese texts and archaeological evidence, and includes training in magnetometry with three years of fieldwork (spring-summer season). We'll consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including history, archaeology, Chinese studies.

    Candidates should submit an application for study via the UoB on-line system (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/howtoapply/index.aspx) before 12 (noon) GMT on 4 March 2015. Applicants MUST also apply directly to Prof Standen (calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk) by the same date, providing a covering letter, CV, research proposal (1000 words max.) and a writing sample (e.g. MA dissertation), to ensure that their applications are considered for this specific opportunity. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 16 March 2015.

    For more information, please see the attachement.

  • [MEXT Scholarships] Japanese Studies applications now available
    2/27/2015The Japan Information Center writer The Japan Information Center by The Japan Information Center published by The Japan Information Center

    The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2015 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship are now available. This scholarship offers current undergraduate students majoring in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Japanese Studies, or Japanese Culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan.

    Applications, Guidelines, and an FAQ are currently available online at our MEXT Scholarship website under the "Japanese Studies" header: http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html. Applications are due on Friday, February 27th. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam on Monday, March 16th. Final selection will come from MEXT in June, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in September this year.

    We would appreciate it if you could pass this information along to your students and colleagues. For more information, please see our MEXT Scholarship website, or the Study in Japan website (http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/).