search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - CAROL GLUCK

PF (1978)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Columbia University
George Sansom Professor of History
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Address 2 (optional)
420 W. 118th St., Rm 912
New York
Zip Code
United States
*Survey URL
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 teaching, researching, and lecturing about modern Japanese history, society, and international relations, often in global context.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Columbia University)

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 enabled me to conduct research in Japan for a year; without it, it would have been impossible to write the book based on that research. It was invaluable in that respect but also in giving me the opportunity to be active in the Japanese scholarly world. My contacts there remain today, and I am grateful for a two-country career and experience.

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 think a network is a wonderful idea. It might be good to start with a face-to-face meeting at, for example, the annual AAS convention to survey the interests and suggestions of those who attend. The same thing can be done by e-mail, but usually one gets more active participation when people are "in the room," at least initially. I can imagine several initiatives or task forces coming out the alumni network, related to scholarship, teaching, outreach, and cultural exchange.