search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Gordon BERGER

PF (1973)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Gordon
Middle Name
Mark
Last Name
BERGER
Sex
Male
Organization
University of Southern California
Title
Emeritus Professor of History (Japan)
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
554 Lincoln Blvd
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Santa Monica
State
CA
Zip Code
90402
Country
United States
Telephone
310-592-9311
Email
gberger@usc.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3436&sid=c0e53dec2b507523538f370b9e900c8e
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 retired from USC, but I am still directing the Ph.D. dissertations of four graduate students, who are writing about Japanese history.

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. (Private tutoring in Japan, arranged by the Fulbright Foundation)

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: The experience from 1972-1974 permitted me to participate with Japanese scholars in the Okurasho project compiling Financial History of Occupation Japan. Not only did I have the opportunity to learn more about the Occupation period (1945-52), but the research helped me to see relationships between the pre-war and post-war historical experience in Japan. Subsequently, I received a short-term JF grant, allowling me to complete the research necessary to complete an edited translation of Mutsu Munemitsu's Kenkenroku. It was the success of this publication that enabled my promotion to full professor of history at USC.

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: None at present.