search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Lane R. EARNS

DF (1982)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Lane R.
Middle Name
Last Name
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
1219 Merritt Ave.
Address 2 (optional)
Zip Code
United States
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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 Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, but I am also still active in teaching an annual class on Japanese history. We are presently forming a collaborative Japanese Studies major with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition, I am an active member of the Midwest Japan Seminar and a member of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. I publish on Nagasaki and I co-edit 2 websites on Nagasaki history and culture.

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

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

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

Answer: YES

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1987
Field: History
University: University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

Answer: It allowed me to do the research for my dissertation on the Nagasaki bugyo and to develop numerous professional relationships with important scholars from Japan and the U.S. in my field. (I was also in the JET program in its initial year of operation--1973. This assignment sent me to Nagasaki for the first time. Since then, I lived in Nagasaki for 5 years and have visited the city every year for the past 23 years.)

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 would be happy to be part of any such network, but I have no particular preference as to what form this takes.