The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia is now accepting applications for the 2006 Early-Modern Komonjo and Kuzushiji Workshop. The Workshop will take place July 16-August 12 on the UBC campus in Vancouver, Canada.

Historian Umezawa Fumiko of Keisen University will lead participants in a review of kanbun, hentaigana, and sorobun, before focusing on travel documents from the UBC Early-Modern Beans Map Collection. The Workshop is co-sponsored by UBC-Asian Studies with Stanford University , and co-directed by Joshua Mostow and Christina Laffin.

We welcome applications from graduate students, faculty members, educators, museum curators, and library professionals. In addition to room and board, the participation fee is CAD$500, with limited scholarship assistance likely available. The application deadline is March 15, 2006. Further information on the Workshop and an application form are available at

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