search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Christopher BECKWITH

RF (2001), SF (2007)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Christopher
Middle Name
I.
Last Name
BECKWITH
Sex
Male
Organization
Indiana University
Title
Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Dept. of Central Eurasian Studies
Address 2 (optional)
157 Goodbody Hall, Indiana University
City
Bloomington
State
IN
Zip Code
47405
Country
United States
Telephone
812-272-1207 (cell)
Email
beckwith@indiana.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3267&sid=a463330b3e56894ef7765f3bf176aa37
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: Language & Linguistics

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

Answer: Ethnolinguistic history of early East Asia and Central Eurasia, focusing on ethnonyms, titles, and epithets. My official website: <www.indiana.edu/~ceus/faculty/beckwith.shtml> Also, someone has made a website for me on Wikipedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Beckwith> Both webpages need to be updated.

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

Answer: D.Other ( )

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

Answer: NO

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

Answer: It allowed me to research and write a monograph on the Koguryo language (KŹ«Ôkurigo), the only fairly well attested continental Asian relative of the Japanese-Ryukyuan languages. Though recognized about a century ago by several famous Japanese scholars, the topic had been mostly avoided in both Japan and Korea, as well as overseas. It established me as the leading professional scholar in the field of the pre-Japanese-Ryukyuan history of Japanese and its Puyo-Koguryo relatives.

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: I personally would like to see a Publications and Awards section, with a call for past fellows to send information for the section; whether including all topics or only Japanese-related topics would be a matter for you to decide, of course.