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RF (2002)

Fellow Information:
First Name
James Lowry
Middle Name
 
Last Name
FORD
Sex
Male
Organization
Wake Forest University
Title
Associate Professor and Chair
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
306 Wingate Hall, Department of Religion
Address 2 (optional)
Wake Forest University
City
Winston Salem
State
NC
Zip Code
27109-7212
Country
United States
Telephone
336-758-4191
Email
fordj@wfu.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3422&sid=d4628948d64fb7431b4ad3d45551bf25
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: Philosophy & Religion

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

Answer: I am currently working on a comparative religion project that centers on the socio-historical evolution of religious conceptions of ultimate reality.

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

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

Answer: My first fellowship (1992-93) enabled me to attend the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study. Without this opportunity, I would not have been able to pursue an academic career in Japanese religions. My second fellowship (2003) allowed me to complete research that culminated in the publication of my monograph with Oxford University Press (Title: J¸«×kei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan, 2006). Two of the most significant junctures in my academic career were facilitated by the Japan Foundation and I will be forever grateful.

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: