search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - ANDREW D. GORDON

DF (1978), PF (1990)

Fellow Information:
First Name
ANDREW D.
Middle Name
David
Last Name
GORDON
Sex
Male
Organization
Harvard University
Title
Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
ReischauerInstitute of Japanese Studies
Address 2 (optional)
Harvard University
City
Cambridge
State
MA
Zip Code
02138
Country
United States
Telephone
617-496-4729
Email
agordon@fas.harvard.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3216&sid=230fdcc7d5abaf66006e6249ab9d03f7
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: History

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am a professor of history teaching mainly Japan's modern history See adgordon.net

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1981
Field: History
University: Harvard University

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: I have had significant support from the Japan Foundation on two occasions, both of critical importance. First, the Foundation supported my doctoral dissertation research in 1978-79, which was the foundation for my subsequent career. Then, in 1990-91 I had a fellowship to support research that led to a book on labor and management in postwar Japan (Wages of Affluence).

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: The community supported by the Foundation is so diverse, that my main suggestion is to not try to come up with themes so broad that they include everyone. That will be impossible. Rather, a variety of themes, cutting across disciplines, might be the most attractive.