2014 Japan Studies Institute

JSI 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014 to Sunday, June 22, 2014
San Diego State University

Join your colleagues from both two and four year institutions around the country for a two-week intensive Summer Institute focused on the study of modern Japan. The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japanese civilization, history, language, business and education.

About the Conference

Please note:  You will need to arrive on Monday, June 9th as the program starts first thing on Tuesday morning.  You will need to depart on Sunday, June 22nd as the program doesn't end until Saturday evening.  

The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers college and university faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. The institute encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves two weeks of intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. Classes are held Monday through Friday, from morning until late afternoon. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials.

The two week residential program is held on the San Diego State University campus. JSI Fellowships are available to cover most of the costs of the Institute for each participant. While attending the program, participants are housed in shared suites (separate bedrooms, common living area) in a dormitory on the university campus. Because of the intensive nature of the program, families cannot be accommodated and are not permitted to stay in the dormitory.

For more detail information, visit the JSI official website at www.aascu.org/programs/JSI  

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Fellowships and Program Costs

Fellowships, provided for all participants, pay for most the following costs: administrative and academic expenses, two weeks of campus housing, up to $700 for transportation, and a $500 stipend for meals and other expenses. Fellowship funds are supplemented by a modest registration fee: $695 (for participants from AASCU-member institutions) and $895 (for participants from non-AASCU member institutions).

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JSI Application Instructions

The application materials include an application form and a nomination form, all in adobe acrobat format. You can complete these forms on the computer; however, you will not be able to save them. Please complete the forms, print them out, and then send one copy to AASCU along with your curriculum vitae and personal statement, as described below. If the documents do not open properly, please download the adobe acrobat reader.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2014

An email confirmation will be sent to you when we receive your application. If you do not receive a confirmation, be sure to check with Jill Gately.

These are the two PDF forms to download and to fill out:

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San Diego State University Campus Housing
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, Ca 92182
(619) 594-5200