search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Eric RATH

DF (1994), SF (2005)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Eric
Middle Name
C.
Last Name
RATH
Sex
Male
Organization
University of Kansas
Title
Associate Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
3650 Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Address 2 (optional)
University of Kansas
City
Lawrence
State
KS
Zip Code
66045-7590
Country
United States
Telephone
785-864-9470
Email
erath@ku.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3403&sid=57460a5516f73435effd4b64febf7dbd
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 historian of premodern Japan, focusing on the late medieval and early modern periods (1400-1868). My research specialties are Japanese foodways and the performing arts. http://www.history.ku.edu/faculty/index2.shtml#rath

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: 1998
Field: History
University: University of Michigan

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

Answer: Without the Japan Foundation I would have never had the opportunity to obtain advanced language training at the Inter-University Center; and the foundation funded my doctoral research on noh theater as well as a portion of my current research on Japanese cuisine, which appears in Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan (University of California, 2010). The Center for Global Partnership also funded an exchange between Kansas and Japanese farmers interested in organic and sustainable agriculture and local community development, and that was an extremely valuable experience for me.

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: