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RF (1996)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Frederick
Middle Name
Richard
Last Name
DICKINSON
Sex
Male
Organization
University of Pennsylvania
Title
Associate Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
217 N. Princeton Ave.
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Swarthmore
State
PA
Zip Code
19081
Country
United States
Telephone
610-544-8318
Email
frdickin@sas.upenn.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3428&sid=5ebf0dbbafda15a6db4aa33ff254344a
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: Associate Professor of Japanese History, University of Pennsylvania. I am currently completing a manuscript on the impact of the First World War in 1920s Japan.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Yale 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: A year of funding from the Japan Foundation in 1997 was of critical importance in the publication of my first book (War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914-1919) and, therefore, in obtaining tenure at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. I also began research for my current project on the impact of the First World War in interwar Japan during my Japan Foundation year.

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: Given the overwhelming global interest in China these days (and subsequent decline of attention to Japan), an important theme should be strategies for growth in Japanese studies in the twenty-first century.