Summary: Beginning in 2016, the Creation of a Next-Generation Hub for East Asian Classical Studies: Accelerating Research and Education through International Collaboration (led by Saitō Mareshi) began holding a series of lectures and discussions entitled “A Platform for Rising Scholars,” as a means of providing young scholars with an opportunity to present their research and interact with one another. This initiative is unique insofar as it seeks to invite young scholars, including graduate students, postdoctoral students, assistant professors, and lecturers to present their research to a wider audience at institutions other than their own. Similarly, the commentators serving at each session are young scholars invited from a number of institutions, thereby allowing all participants to step beyond the confines of their respective institutions.
Satō Kai (Doctoral students at Tokyo University)
“Sarugaku and the Written Word: A Look at the Private Writings (densho) of Zeami and Zenchiku”
Tobita Hidenobu (Doctoral student at Tokyo University)
“Orthographical Style in Seki Naohiko’s Translation of Shunnōten: On the Usage of Katakana and Hiragana in Novels of the Early Meiji Period”
Kanazawa Hideyuki (Associate Professor at Hokkaido University)
Kudō Takaaki (Doctorate from Hokkaido University)
Takao Yūta (Doctoral student at University)
The Creation of a Next-Generation Hub for East Asian Classical Studies: Accelerating Research and Education through International Collaboration
About the Platform for Rising Scholars
The Platform for Rising Scholars was started in 2016 as part of the Creation of a Next-Generation Hub for East Asian Classical Studies: Accelerating Research and Education through International Collaboration (headed by Saitō Mareshi), with hopes of providing young researchers with an opportunity to share their research and communicate with one another. This platform encourages promising researchers, including graduate students, post-doctors, assistant professors, and lecturers, to present their research outside of their home institutions. Commentators are likewise selected from among young researchers for the purpose of promoting inter-institutional communication.