search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Don CHOI

DF (1997)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Don
Middle Name
Hoon
Last Name
CHOI
Sex
Male
Organization
California Polytechnic State University
Title
Associate Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Architecture Department, Cal Poly
Address 2 (optional)
1 Grand Ave
City
San Luis Obispo
State
CA
Zip Code
93407
Country
United States
Telephone
805-756-1479
Email
dchoi@calpoly.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3347&sid=5c29d3b355c0498e4ccfeb5be9183fc4
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: Architecture

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

Answer: I teach and research architectural history at Cal Poly with a specialty in modern Japanese architecture. http://www.arch.calpoly.edu/people/choi.html I also take architecture students to Japan every other year for one quarter. http://web.me.com/don.h.choi/Site/Welcome.html

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. (Kawarajuku in Kyoto)

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: 2003
Field: Architecture
University: University of California, Berkeley

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

Answer: The Japan Foundation Fellowship funded my dissertation research on residential architecture during the Meiji Period. The time I spent in Kobe, Tokyo, and Sapporo also enabled me to become part of the network of scholars on modern Japanese architecture. All in all, the Fellowship was crucial in furthering my academic career.

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: