Traditional Book Culture
Michio Sato - Keio University; Takahiro Sasaki - Shido Bunko/Keio University; & Brian Steininger - Princeton University
The Yale Council on East Asian Studies, in cooperation with the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, invite graduate students, other advanced students, and scholars to participate in back-to-back workshops.
The first workshop will focus on the Heian anthologies Wakan roeishu and Honcho monzui, examining their relationship to Chinese texts including Wenxuan, Mengqiu, and the poetry of Bai Juyi; the second will focus on the material culture of the book (the scroll, the codex, and other formats) in pre-modern Japan. The primary language of presentation and discussion will be Japanese; for the first workshop, participants should be proficient in kobun and have some familiarity with kambun. There will be no fee for participation, but space will be limited. Participants should seek funding to cover the costs of travel, lodging, meals and incidental expenses from their home institutions if possible; the Council on East Asian Studies will offer limited support to cover these costs for accepted participants who are not able to secure grants for this purpose.