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Aug 26, 2013

James W. Heisig's Visit

Please be informed that Mr. James W. Heisig, a professor in the Faculty of Arts and Letters and Permanent Research Fellow of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, will pay a visit to International Burch University on 27th of August, 2013 and will be recieved in the Rector's Office at 10:30.


Read few excerpts from rich academic biography and achievements of James W. Heisig:

His books, translations, and edited collections, which have appeared up to now in 11 languages, come to over 70 volumes. His newest book, Nothingness and Desire: An East-West Philosophical Antiphony appeared in summer this year from the University of Hawai’i Press.

Dr. Heisig is also the general Editor of the 19-volume series Nanzan Studies in Religion and Culture and Essays in Japanese Philosophy, co-editor of Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture, an Italian series on Japanese philosophy, Tetsugaku (Philosophy in Japanese), a series of volumes on Korean Religions, and the author of a best-selling series of books on the Japanese writing system and a new series on the Chinese writing system. There are websites and blogs dedicated to his kanji books, and numerous students have used them to master writing the Japanese characters. Eventually the University of Hawaii Press agreed to take the whole series over. In addition, these books are just a hobby for him and of course are not his main field, and in fact the people in his field (philosophy and religion) don't always know he is the same person who wrote the kanji and kana books.