Dissertation Workshop (2018-2020)



The Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley organized three workshops through generous funding by The Japan Foundation. Intended for Ph.D. candidates currently working on Japan, either uniquely or in a comparative regional context, especially those from Southeast Asia, two workshops were held in 2018 and 2019. Our 2020 workshop was sadly canceled due to COVID-19.

The workshops were held over four days in March on the UC Berkeley campus. Generous funding from the Japan Foundation covered the full costs of round-trip, economy-class travel to Berkeley, California, plus visas, lodging, ground transportation, and a modest per diem

The workshops were moderated by UC Berkeley’s Dr. David Szanton. Questions concerning the program can be addressed to the Center for Japanese Studies at CJS@Berkeley.edu.

Previous workshop information can be found here. 

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