[Workshop] Reading Heian Kambun at USC History Department
USC History Department, Summer 2012
A Workshop - Reading Heian Kambun
July 16-August 10, 2012
The Project for Premodern Japan Studies in the History Department of the University of Southern California announces the tenth summer Kambun Workshop for graduate students and faculty in premodern Japan studies. Professor Tomoyasu Kato of Meiji University and Professor Hideo Yamaguchi of the University of Tokyo Historiographical Institute will lead the workshop with Professor Joan Piggott of the USC History Department.
The 2012 workshop will focus on the reading, analysis, annotation, and translation of Heian-period (794-1180) materials including legal documents, official chronicles, ritual handbooks, and courtier diaries. The primary language of the workshop will be Japanese, but translation into English is also emphasized. Sessions will be held Monday through Friday in the USC East Asia Library. Applicants must be fluent in Japanese and they must have completed basic course work in classical Japanese and either classical Chinese or kambun.
The cost of the workshop, including lodging, is $5000 ($3500 tuition, $1500 lodging). Applications may be downloaded from the website of the Project for Premodern Japan Studies at http://dornsife.usc.edu/ppjs.
For further details contact:
Professor Joan Piggott
University of Southern California
Department of History, Social Sciences Bldg.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0034
Phone: (213) 821-5872 Fax: (213) 740-6999