Tag Archive for japanese

Association for Asian Studies Panel アジア研究協会のパネル

I put together a panel for the annual Association for Asian Studies (アジア研究協会) conference in Asia, which was held in Kyoto at Dōshisha University 同志社大学 this year. My fellow panelists were Juergen Melzer (Yamanashi Gakuin University), W. Evan Young (Dickinson…

Slideshow Settings for Flashcards Deluxe

I’ve mentioned before that I really like the application Flashcards Deluxe (iOS and Android). One of my favorite features is the slideshow, which allows you to cycle through your flashcards without having to tap the screen for every single word.…

Kōgakkan University: Calligraphy in the School Festival 皇學館大学:倉陵祭の作品

Every year around this time, Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 holds its school festival, called the “Sōryōsai” 倉陵祭. This year, I submitted a piece of calligraphy to put on display with the calligraphy club’s works. It consists of two main characters written…

Primary Source: The Gold Seal 一次史料:金印

The Kin’in 金印 (Gold Seal) was found in 1784 on Shikanoshima 志賀島 in Hakata Bay 博多湾. It is square-shaped, measuring 2.34 centimeters on each side, and it weighs 108.7 grams. There is a long history of contentious debate about its…

Primary Source: Records of Wei and Tales of the Japanese People 一次史料:魏志倭人伝

The Gishiwajinden 魏志倭人伝 (Records of Wei and Tales of the Japanese People) is the name that has been given to a description of Japan from the Weizhi 魏志 (Records of Wei), the first part of the Sanguozhi 三国志 (Records of…

Don’t Forget About Flashcards

There are a lot of books available that describe systems for developing a phenomenal memory — Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein is one of my favorites from the bunch. What they mostly forget about, though, is the plain old flashcard…

Calligraphy 書道 (Shodō)

I started practicing calligraphy when I first went to Japan in 1996. I can’t say that I ever developed much skill in the art, but I sure do enjoy it. This page has a few samples of things I’ve done…